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Tuesday, November 3
Borealis Wind Quintet
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

The highest musical integrity, engaging warmth, polish and charisma distinguish Borealis in the chamber music field. Their repertoire includes the finest of the classics, contemporary commissioned works and opera arias performed in dynamic, balanced programs with extraordinary audience appeal.

Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available October 13.

Elon University Lyceum Series

Thursday, November 5
The Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series welcomes
Harold Ford, Jr.

Carolina Theatre, Greensboro, 7 p.m.

Ford is a former U.S. Representative from Tennessee who currently serves as chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council and as an NBC news analyst.

Thursday, November 5
The Dave Fox Group featuring Chip Newton
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

The Dave Fox Group, with Department of Music faculty member Chip Newton, will perform a concert of improvised modern jazz. The music will include jazz standards with new twists, as well as original music by Fox and Newton, and also free improvisation.

Sponsored by the Department of Music

Friday-Sunday, November 6-8
Department of Performing Arts presents Kiss Me, Kate
Directed by Catherine McNeela, Choreography by Lynne Kurdziel Formato, Music Direction by Nathaniel Fox Beversluis
McCrary Theatre, Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare, Kiss Me, Kate recounts the backstage and onstage antics of two feuding romantic couples during a touring production of The Taming of the Shrew. Sparkling with 18 classic Cole Porter songs - including "Another Op'nin, Another Show," "Always True to You in My Fashion," and "Too Darn Hot" - Kiss Me, Kate epitomizes the Broadway musical comedy at its irresistible best.

Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available October 8.

Monday, November 9
Hometown Heroes: Models of Community Leadership
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 4 p.m.

Five people chosen by members of the class of 2013 will visit Elon to be recognized for service to their home communities and commitement to the common good. These unsung heroes will be honored for making a positive difference by touching lives around the world.

Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and Freshman Class Officers

Monday, November 9
Kimberly Jones, "Environmental Nanotechnology: Discerning the Influence of Nanomaterials on Our World"
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The relatively new field of nanotechnology, or engineering on an atomic and molecular scale, is projected to revolutionize many aspects of human life. The rapid design and use of novel nanoparticles in medicine and industry has led to questions about the short- and long-term impacts on living systems and the natural environment. Jones, a civil engineer at Howard University, has years of experience in the field and is currently working on a National Science Foundation project to explore the potential hazards of this developing technology.

Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series 

Tuesday, November 10
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Take a rollicking ride with turn-of-the-century popular music, from marches and waltzes to novelty numbers and long-time favorites. Paragon Ragtime Orchestra performs its highly spirited cinema orchestra scores with chamber music precision and accompanied by silent film projection.

Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available October 20.

Elon University Lyceum Series 

Wednesday, November 11
Elon University Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

The percussion ensemble, directed by Jon Metzger, will perform contemporary works for percussion instruments.

Sponsored by the Department of Music

Thursday, November 12
JSE Art Exhibition, opening reception
Arts West Gallery, 12 p.m.

The annual Juried Student Exhibition represents the strongest art from current Elon students and is entirely coordinated and executed by students of Art 360 (Professional Practices). Exhibition continues through, Tuesday, December 1.

Sponsored by the Department of Art

Thursday-Saturday, November 12-14
Dancing in the Black Box
Artistic Director: Cherie Bower
Black Box Theatre, Thursday-Friday, 6 and 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Featuring original and experimental work by faculty and select students, the Elon Dance Company will perform a creative, innovative and entertaining program of dance.

Admission: $10 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be taken beginning November 5 by calling
(336) 278-5650

Sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts

Monday, November 16
Threefifty Duo, classical guitar
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Deemed "bad to the bone" by the New Haven Independent, NYC-based Threefifty Duo graduated from Yale University's School of Music. Geremy Schulick and Brett Parnell perform classical guitar with a rock edge, and their recital will include works from Bach to Coldplay.

Sponsored by the Department of Music

Tuesday, November 17
Elon University Chamber Orchestra
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Violinist and Elon faculty member Daniel Skidmore joins the orchestra in a performance of Vivaldi's famous "Autumn" and "Winter" concertos from The Seasons. Now in his sixth season, Director Thomas Erdmann, a professor of music, rounds out the program with Haydn's famous "Farewell" Symphony No. 45 and Igor Stravinsky's treatment of The Song of the Volga Boatmen.  

Sponsored by the Department of Music

Wednesday, November 18
Mike Yankoski, "Under the Overpass"
LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center, 7:30 p.m.

As part of National Hunger Awareness Week, Yankoski will speak about his experiences, which inspired his writing Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America. After meals from garbage cans and Dumpsters, Mike and his friend Sam found their beds under bridges and on the streets. For more than five months, they depended upon the generosity of strangers to sustain their existence and experienced firsthand the extreme pains of hunger, the constant uncertainty and danger of living on the streets, exhaustion, depression and social rejection.

Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Friday, November 20
Elon University Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The jazz ensemble, directed by Jon Metzger, will perform big-band arrangements of jazz classics and well-known standards.

Sponsored by the Department of Music

Monday, November 23
Elon University Chorale Concert
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of assistant professor Gerald Knight, Chorale will present a variety of secular and sacred selections.

Sponsored by the Department of Music