Feb. 20, 2003
Vol. 22 No. 10

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    February-March Highlights

       “Let the People Say Amen”

    3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23
    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. 702-9075. $15 general, $8 students.
    This concert traces the development of the African-American Spiritual, the influence of the slave song and the attributed emergence of modern Gospel music on the south side of Chicago. University choirs, including the University Chorus and the Rockefeller Chapel Choir, join groups from the community, such as the Barrett Sisters and the Chicago Mass Choir, for this important performance.

    The Barrett Sisters

       Zoe Beloff films

    7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21
    Film Studies Center, Room 306, Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. 702-8596. Free.
    Filmmaker Zoe Beloff, whose work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The New York Film Festival and the 2002 Whitney Museum Biennial, will present two of her films. Shadowland or Light from the Other Side (2000) is a stereoscopic film based on the 1897 autobiography of Elizabeth D’Espérance, a materialization medium who is said to have produced full body apparitions. Lost (1997) documents everyday life on New York’s Lower East side. With dreamy imagery, Beloff’s films illuminate the past at the very moment of its disappearance.

    Zoe Beloff,
    Shadowland or Light From the Other Side
    (2000), film still

       Pacifica Quartet

    8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21
    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8068. $10 general, $5 students.
    In a dramatic finale to the Artists-in-Residence series, the Pacifica Quartet will perform all five quartets of Elliott Carter, a Pulitzer Prize winning composer. The quartets span the last half of the 20th century and demonstrate the composer’s development as an artist and innovator.

    Pacifica Quartet

       Poet Li-Young Lee

    5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27
    Room 10, Classics, 1010 E. 59th St. 834-8934. Free.
    As a part of the Humanities Division’s Poem Present Series, which celebrates the talent of contemporary poets, Li-Young Lee, an acclaimed Chicago poet, will read from his work. Lee, who has been praised for the deceptively simple style of his passionate poetry, has received many honors, including the Lannan Literary Award, the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Lee has taught at Northwestern University and the University of Iowa. His books include Rose (1986), The Winged Seed: A Remembrance (1995), and Book of My Nights (2001). In conjunction with the reading, Lee will discuss his work at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in room 408 of Wieboldt Hall, 1050 E. 59th St.

    Li-Young Lee