March 28, 2002
Vol. 21 No. 12

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    MARCH-APRIL Highlights

    Louis Armstrong
    Music Department

    Julie and Parker Hall Jazz Lecture Series

    3:30 p.m. Friday, March 29

    Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E. 59th St. 702-8484.

    The Music Department will present a quarter-long series of jazz lectures to celebrate the founding of a program of Jazz Studies in the University Music Department. This series will feature leading authorities in the study of jazz and will explore the future of jazz scholarship. Robert O’Meally, Columbia University, will give a lecture titled “Ellison Looks at Armstrong: Satchmo’s Troubling Comedy” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 29.

    Oriental Institute Museum

    This illustration of Darius III is from a mosaic of the Battle of Issus, dated from the late 2nd century B.C.

    “Dara & Iskender: Darius Dying in the Arms of Alexander” lecture

    8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10

    Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Free. 702-9507.

    Pierre Briant, chairman of history and civilization of the Achaemenid world and of the empire of Alexander at the College de France, will give a lecture that will explore the death of Darius III, the last ruler of the Achaemenid Dynasty of ancient Persia. Although this story is traditionally told from a Greco-Roman perspective, this talk will present the Persian view of the end of the Achaemenid Empire, using texts and images drawn from Persian manuscripts to illuminate the significance of this event within the broader history and myth of Iran.

    Home Sports Events

    Men’s Baseball vs. Concordia University (Ill.)

    3 p.m. Tuesday, April 2

    J. Kyle Anderson Baseball Diamond, located on 55th Street at Drexel Avenue.

    Women’s Softball vs. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

    3 p.m. Friday, April 5

    Stagg Field, located on 56th Street between Drexel and Ellis avenues.

    Guy Adkins (right) as Hamlet takes on Time kane (left) as Laertes in the play’s climactic fight scene.

    Court Theatre

    Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    Through Sunday, March 31

    Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. 753-4472. $28-40. $9 student rush tickets may be available one hour prior to the show.

    Now going into its final weekend, Court Theatre’s production of Hamlet has been well-received by reviewers and theatergoers alike. Artistic Director Charles Newell has staged this emotionally aggressive production of Shakespeare’s most experimental play, in which Court Theatre Resident Artist Guy Adkins plays the title role. Performance times will be at 8 p.m. Friday, March 29; 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 31.