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In “Lear’s Daughters,” female voices take stage.

Feminist prequel to famous Shakespeare play imagines sisters before “King Lear.”

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Season of Shakespeare

Willamette University Theatre’s new season features contemporary plays, music, dance and “Macbeth.”

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Artists in residence

Studio art seniors say goodbye to Willamette with a show of talent.

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All ears on her

Madison Hall ’16 explores music and a new-found love of opera.

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Two plays open at Willamette April 14

"The Feathered Mantle" and "The Weaver and the Dress" celebrate Japanese Noh-style theatre.

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A Love of Creativity and History

Each season, Bobby Brewer-Wallin designs the costumes for three mainstage plays and one dance concert.

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Distinguished Artists Series features Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder Duo

Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder Duo to perform April 12 in Salem

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Distinguished Artists Series features Sergei Babayan

The Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series will feature Sergei Babayan.

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“The Hotel Casablanca” opens March 10

Secrets and misunderstandings ignite in comedic opera.

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Singers, chamber choir to tour Idaho, Washington and Montana

Singers, chamber choir to tour Idaho, Washington and Montana.

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Violinist Lara St. John to kick off the Distinguished Artists Series

The performance is slated for Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Rogers Music Center.

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“My Case is Altered” premieres at Willamette

Race, class, gender roles explored in fall production.

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Taking the Long View: Art and Cultural Heritage in an Age of Terror

Willamette's 2015 fall lecture series explores the preservation of cultural artifacts amidst terror, destruction and colonization.

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Willamette Singers achieve global recognition through DownBeat award

The jazz group gains global recognition for second straight year.

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Theatre touted as nation's best by OnStage

The OnStage blog calls Willamette's Theatre program "absolutely incredible."

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Roger Shimomura discusses how stereotypes have influenced his art

Shimomura discusses his creative process Jan. 23 as part of MLK celebration.

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Shimomura connects art making to life events in "An American Diary"

Artist Roger Shimomura will share how race, ethnicity influenced his art in "An American Diary" on Jan. 23.

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Stennett '94 explores idea of survival through art

Adam Stennett ’94 spoke at Willamette as part of the Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lecture Series.

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Willamette Singers earned rare opportunity to perform with Ben Folds

Willamette's vocal jazz group performed with Folds and the Oregon Symphony in Portland Sept. 20.

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A moment with True North’s lead singer

Lead singer and vice president Kristen Grainger shares tracks from the album and thoughts about songwriting.

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Oxford audience will guide Peel's writing of "NERON KAISAR"

The first scene of Peel's opera is being performed in Oxford, England on Sept. 18.

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Theatre announces 2014-15 season

Dramas, comedies and musicals are showing at Willamette from late September through early May.

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Freedman '09 earns prestigious award to study public health abroad

Hayley Freedman '09 wins a scholarship to earn her master's degree in Europe.

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Taylor '11 is one of select few to earn two BMI Student Composer Awards

Alumnus wins second BMI honor for creating an original, classical composition.

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Statement about Professor Emeritus Robert Hess

Professor Emeritus Robert Hess passed away on Thursday, May 8.

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For the first time, Willamette musicians earn DownBeat awards

Two students and a choral group are recognized for their musical prowess.

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Music, art intertwine at Wulapalooza festival

From music to art, the 16th annual festival celebrates creative expression.

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Jazz became universal language in Nepal

Students, faculty members share passion for jazz at the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory.

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Directions to the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center and Hudson Hall

Students, faculty members share passion for jazz at the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory.

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WU students, faculty to perform at Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory

WU students and faculty members are performing at the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory during spring break.

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Waller Piano Trio to compete at the national MTNA conference in March

The Willamette chamber group is the first in Oregon to compete at the MTNA national conference.

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Lessons on equality, liberty shared in one-man play, "Hold These Truths"

Willamette students learn about equality and liberty from one-man play.

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Nord exhibits improvisation skills in "The Music of Noru Ka Soru Ka”

Mike Nord's latest release, "The Music of Noru Ka Soru Ka," combines Eastern and Western influences.

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Violinist opens Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series

On Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Willamette University’s Rogers Music Center, violinist Bayla Keyes will bring her extraordinary musicianship to this year’s opening concert for the Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series.

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Keith Dull exhibits "Dead Ends & Domestic Talismans" at Willamette

Describing the exhibition as “deep, fascinating and complex,” Keith Dull is displaying an array of his art prints at Willamette University through Dec. 13.

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Conference of the Birds

The search for the divine is showcased in “The Conference of the Birds,” opening Sept. 27 at Willamette University.

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Theatre announces 2013-14 season

Six productions, featuring rich storytelling, are planned at Willamette from September through April.

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Select WU students perform in final music recital of the year on May 11

Celebrating their achievements in music and the end of their time at Willamette University, 10 graduating seniors are performing in the 2013 Senior Honors Recital in Hudson Hall on May 11.

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Hallie Ford Museum of Art receives NEA grant to support new exhibit

The funding will support a new exhibit opening at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in August.

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Faculty present spring concert April 2

Willamette University’s faculty trio is presenting a program of Ludwig van Beethoven, Ernest Bloch and Maurice Ravel at 7:30 p.m. April 2 in Hudson Hall.

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WU professor discusses her award-winning drama, "Antarktikos"

Andrea Stolowitz' play, "Antarktikos," is making its world premiere at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

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WU Theatre presents Shakespeare's dark comedy, "Measure for Measure"

Themes of corruption, justice and forgiveness intersect in Shakespeare’s dark comedy “Measure for Measure,” opening April 12 at Willamette University.

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Willamette Dance Company presents spring concerts April 19 and 21

On April 19 and 21 more than 100 students of all levels of experience will take the stage at WDC’s spring concerts.

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New Music presents "Neron Kaisar"

On March 13, New Music at Willamette presents selected scenes from Peel’s opera-in-progress, “Neron Kaisar.” The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Hudson Concert Hall of the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center.

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Willamette Singers to perform at national choral convention March 15

WU's jazz ensemble is one of two college ensembles to perform at the ACDA convention on March 15.

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Family relationships explored in "The Secret Garden" March 14-17

Red Priest featured at Grace Goudy Distinguished Artist Series

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Photographer to lecture on race in art and contemporary culture

As part of the Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lecture Series, contemporary artist Myra Greene will explore photography’s depiction of race.

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WU Theatre presents “Brightly Dawning Day” in February

WU Theatre presents “Brightly Dawning Day”

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U.S. Navy Band to perform at Willamette University Feb. 15

U.S. Navy Band to perform at Willamette University

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Maintenance of family life explored in new exhibit at Willamette University

An exhibition featuring the work of Bethany Hays is on display in the Roger W. Rogers Gallery at Willamette University’s Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center. The exhibition, “Piling Up: Paintings by Bethany Hays,” is on view from Jan. 14 through May 15.

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