Arts at Princeton

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
by Steven Runk, Lewis Center for the Arts
Internationally renowned singer-songwriter Paul Simon visited Princeton University on Tuesday, March 3, talking about his career in a discussion facilitated by Paul Muldoon, the Howard G. B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities and a professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts. The Grammy Award-winning artist also offered an impromptu performance to a capacity audience of over 800, made up of mostly students joined by faculty and staff at Richardson Auditorium. The event was presented by the Lewis Center's Performance Central.
Monday, Jan 26, 2015
by Danielle Alio, Office of Communications
Princeton University junior Colby Hyland fell in love with dance when he was 8 years old. He was participating in gymnastics when a ballet class required for cross-training inspired him to pursue dance instead. Now, 12 years later, the Massachusetts native is majoring in molecular biology and pursuing a certificate in dance.
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
by Amaris Hardy, Office of Communications
Sō Percussion, the ensemble that joined the Princeton University community this year as the Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence, is not your typical musical group. According to its musicians, a percussionist is not limited to playing the drums, the bells or even whistles. Instead, this group focuses on nontraditional ways to create sound, such as grinding pencils in a blender or plugging a Slinky into an amp.
Monday, Nov 10, 2014
by Susannah Sharpless, Class of 2015
In a lively twist on the academic tradition of festschrift — a collection of writings published in honor of a scholar — colleagues and former students celebrated Joyce Carol Oates with stories and remembrances in Chancellor Green Rotunda on Friday, Nov. 7, before an audience of about 300 Princeton students, faculty and staff, and community members.
Friday, Oct 17, 2014
by the Office of Communications
The papers of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison are now part of the permanent library collections of Princeton University, where the renowned author served on the faculty for 17 years.
Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
by Amaris Hardy, Office of Communications
We all know the feeling of remembering a time, place or emotion when that certain song comes on. In the video below, Princeton University junior Aisha Oxley takes us on a trip down memory lane to a moment that she fondly remembers in her rendition of her poem "Soul Music." The poem expresses the nostalgia of a moment found at a barbecue with family and friends.

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