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Michael Hoff (third from left), Hixson-Lied professor of art history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with Turkish students who found a Medusa's head at the Antiochia ad Cragum archaeological site in Turkey in 2015.

calendar icon16 Mar 2017    

Hoff receives grant from Merops Foundation for excavation in Turkey

Lincoln, Neb.—Hixson-Lied Professor of Art History Michael Hoff received a $30,000 grant from The Merops Foundation to support the Antiochia at Cragum Excavation in Turkey this summer.

“I was gratified to received the grant and somewhat relieved as it represents $30,000 toward our excavation fund for this coming season,” Hoff said. “And yet there’s still more work to be done in order to come up with our goal of about $60,000 to run the season this summer.”

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"Prairie Songs:  Remembering Ántonia" will premier March 28 at the Lied Center's Johnny Carson Theater.

calendar icon16 Mar 2017    

Cather’s ‘My Ántonia’ to come alive in song

Lincoln, Neb.--Since 2002, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has provided internationally recognized scholarly work on Nebraska author Willa Cather through its Cather Project. Now, taking direction from Cather’s love of music, the Cather Project has commissioned a song cycle inspired by the text of “My Ántonia,” Nebraska’s prairie and the author’s letters.

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calendar icon15 Mar 2017    

Upcoming Performance Canceled

LINCOLN, Neb.— The A Celebration of American Song performance scheduled for Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kimball Recital Hall and listed on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music Calendar of Events calendars has been canceled.

For a full listing of University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music events, visit music.unl.edu. 

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Fifty-three students from across Nebraska were selected for the 2017 Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

calendar icon15 Mar 2017    

2017 Nebraska Young Artist Award winners announced

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has announced the winners of the 20th annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

The Nebraska Young Artist Awards annually recognize 11th grade students from Nebraska who are gifted and talented in the areas of visual art, dance, music, theatre, and film and new media. These students exemplify the pinnacles of creativity in one of the fine and performing arts.

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University Singers

calendar icon09 Mar 2017    

University Singers to help celebrate Boys Town’s 100th Anniversary

LINCOLN, Neb.— In honor of Boys Town’s 100th Anniversary, The University Singers will present a concert celebrating Boys Town’s rich history of choral music on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Boys Town (13943 Dowd Drive). The concert will include sacred works performed by the Boys Town Choir during their touring years in the 1940s through 70s, and will feature Faure’s Requiem. The performance will take place in Boys Town’s own beautiful Dowd Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public.

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The Women’s Week Staged Reading Festival has performances March 15-17 in the Lab Theatre.

calendar icon07 Mar 2017    

Theatrix celebrates Women's Week with Staged Reading Festival

Lincoln, Neb.--Theatrix, the student-run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, continues its 2017 Spring season with the Women’s Week Staged Reading Festival, an event that presents plays performed, directed, and written by published and student female theatre artists.
 

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Gregory Beaver

calendar icon06 Mar 2017    

Spend St. Patrick’s Day with cello music in Kimball Recital Hall

LINCOLN, Neb.— On March 17 at 7:30 pm in Kimball Recital Hall, Gregory Beaver will perform a mostly solo recital of cello music ranging from the 20th century masterpiece “Sonata for solo cello” by Zoltán Kodály in the 50th anniversary of his death to a Nebraska premiere.

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Symphony Orchestra

calendar icon06 Mar 2017    

UNL Symphony Orchestra presents Student Soloist Night

LINCOLN, Neb.— The UNL Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Student Soloist Night on Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall. The concert features winners of the 2016-17 Undergraduate and Graduate Solo Competitions.

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T.J. Foster, Creighton Prep, “Looking to the Future.” Foster’s work is among the work featured in the “Nebraska Young Artist Awards/Statewide High School Invitational” exhibition on display March 10-24. A ceramics piece by Deanna Allen of Lincoln North Star.

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Nebraska Young Artist Awards/Statewide High School Invitational runs March 10-24

Lincoln, Neb.—The “Nebraska Young Artist Awards/Statewide High School Invitational” exhibition opens Friday, March 10 at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.

The exhibition, which is part of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts’ Nebraska Young Artist Awards’ visual arts component and sponsored by the School of Art, Art History & Design, runs March 10-24.

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Cover for "The Good Life" CD

calendar icon03 Mar 2017    By Brian G. Reetz

The sound of The Good Life

The Good Life. What does it mean to you? For some it’s about spending time with the ones they love, for others it’s a night walking on the beach and for others still it’s about just enjoying life!

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jazz Orchestra recently released a CD, “The Good Life: Live at Kimball Hall,” that captures many different moods and feelings with powerful live performances by the group.

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