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Bentley College Celebrates Black History Month

January 31, 2000


February 2 Jim Lucas "Reflections"

Jim Lucas will perform "Reflections," recitations and interpretive readings depicting the life and times of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 7:00 p.m. in Lindsay Auditorium.

A student of the teachings of Dr. King, Jim Lucas is an advocate of Dr. King's philosophy of non-violent civil action to affect social change. Nationally recognized, he uses his theatrical talents to "inspire people to dream. The energy and passion of the presentation leaves a lasting emotional impact on audiences everywhere." For ticket information, contact Jim Morris at 781-891-2362.

February 12 Spectrum 2000: The Essence of Destiny Black United Body Fashion Show

In many African cultures, clothing is used as a means of expression. The fabrics that are woven and the ways in which they are worn are symbolic of many traditions.

Originally started as a way to celebrate parts of a rich Black/African American culture, the tenth annual Black United Body fashion show will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 8:00 p.m. in the Upper Cafeteria. Stories will be told through a variety of scenes, with student models showcasing clothes from the past, present and future. From African garb to today's fashion, the show is a celebration of expression through clothing and dress. Tickets cost $12 in advance and $15 at door. Please contact the Multicultural Center at 781/891-2132 for additional information.

February 23 The Core Ensemble: Vignettes

The Bowles Performing Arts Series presents The Core Ensemble performing "Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance: Of Ebony Embers" in Lindsay Auditorium on Wednesday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Exploring the life and times of African-Americans who helped shape the Harlem Renaissance, this piece examines three outstanding but very different poets- Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Claude McKay- as seen through the eyes of the painter and muralist Aaron Douglas. This nationally acclaimed trio of cello, piano and percussion performs music by composers ranging from jazz greats Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Jelly Roll Morton, Thelonius Monk and Charles Mingus to concert composers William Grant Still and George Walker.

Individual tickets for the Bowles Performing Arts Series cost $7 and can be purchased at Bentley College at the LaCava Information Desk in advance or at the Lindsay Auditorium Box Office one hour prior to each show. For ticket information, contact Jim Morris at 781/891-2362.

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