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Genna McCabe | Thursday, October 15, 2009

 Thursday: “It Might Get Loud” @ Browning Cinema, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

This revolutionary documentary details the progression of the electric guitar as a fixture of rock music through the personal accounts of three rock legends: The Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White. The film revolves around a meeting between the three great guitarists in which they share their life stories, techniques and sources of inspiration. The film is especially interesting in that it looks at each performer in terms of the way he rebelled against the established styles of his time, invented new sounds and made an influence on the world of music. Tickets are $6 for the general public, $5 for faculty and staff, $4 for seniors and $3 for students.

Friday: Glee Club Concert @ DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m.

The Glee Club presents its annual fall concert this Friday night at the Leighton Concert Hall in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. It promises to be an excellent show as always, including selections of both religious and secular choral music. Continuing a tradition that spans nearly 100 years, the Glee Club will also perform all the traditional school songs. Though the group works from a somewhat standard program, there are sure to be new additions to the performance. Tickets are $8 for the general public, $6 for faculty and staff, $5 for seniors and $3 for students. They can be purchased through the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Box Office and are hot-sellers. 

Saturday: Saturday Scholar Series “Shakespeare in the 21st Century” @ Annenberg Theater, Snite Museum, 12 p.m.

The Saturday Scholar Series has been taking place at Notre Dame for the past three years at noon on game days. The lecture and question/answer sessions are designed to give participants an intimate experience with experts in various academic fields. This Saturday, Peter D. Holland and Scott Jackson will be discussing “Shakespeare in the 21st Century.” The two professors intend to discuss the different ways in which Shakespeare is being performed around the world, on the Internet and here at Notre Dame in a modern context. No tickets are required for this event. 

Sunday: South Bend Symphony Orchestra “German Romance” @ DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, 3 p.m.

The South Bend Symphony Orchestra presents “German Romance,” a program of music from the Romantic era by Wagner, Strauss and Weber. The pieces selected from each composer are slightly less well known, but will still provide the audience with a general idea of what German romantic music is about. Strauss’ “Horn Concerto No. 1” will feature principle horn player Aaron Brant as soloist. Tickets are $25 for the general public, $12.50 for faculty and staff, 
$23 for seniors and $5 for all students. There are still plenty of seats available, so if you are planning on being on campus Sunday afternoon, this is an excellent campus event to consider attending.

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Brandy Cerne | Thursday, October 8, 2009

 Thursday
“The Company,” 7:30 p.m., Washington Hall

This weekend the Pasquerilla East Musical Company presents its fall production, “The Company.” In its more than 10 years as a group on campus, PEMCo has set the bar very high for itself, producing high quality musicals at least once a year. This year is to be no exception with its production of “The Company.” With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this show depicts the 35th birthday of a man, Bobby, who is surrounded by married couples but cannot make a commitment. Considered one of the first musicals to address more adult issues, “The Company” promises to be an excellent production. All should consider going out and supporting these talented members of our community in their most recent endeavor. 

Friday
Dan Cummins, 10:00 p.m., Legends

Dan Cummins comes to Legends. This Friday night, be sure to check out the latest in a slew of comedians SUB has worked to bring to campus. Cummins is considered an up- and-comer on the comedy scene, making his television debut a little over a year ago on Comedy Central. His humor is described as being a little “left-of-center” with many jokes relating to his quirky childhood in a small town in Idaho. On his MySpace, Cummins describes himself as “Stand Up Comic for people who don’t like Stand Up Comedy. Slam! Chop! Pow!” Hopefully his show will be equally enjoyable for those that like standup comedy as well.

Saturday
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, 10:00 p.m., Legends

Thao with the Get Down Stay Down is a San Francisco based alternative-folk-rock group. Founded in 2003 by lead singer Thao Nguyen and drummer Willis Thompson, the band has been touring and recording for over six years. The band also includes bassist Adam Thompson (no relation to Willis) and Frank Stewart on lead guitar. As a group they toured this summer with acts including Xiu Xiu and Rilo Kiley. Nguyen still performs and tours by herself on occasion. She will be touring her solo act with the Hotel Café Tour this fall. Thao with the Get Down Stay Down plans to release their newest album on Oct. 13th.

Sunday
“Suspicion,” 3:00 p.m., Browning Cinema

“Suspicion” is the latest Hitchcock film in a yearlong series, “Celebrating Hitchcock,” which is being hosted by DPAC this year. It centers on a handsome man, Johnny Aysgarth, who is known to be a chronic gambler and swindler. He meets a young woman, Lina McLaidlaw, on a train and before long they are married. Lina becomes suspicious of her new husband and his true nature when a close family friend is found dead. Starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine, “Suspicion” is the first film Hitchcock both produced and directed. As with all of Hitchcock’s work, “Suspicion” promises to be an intriguing and thrilling cinematic experience.

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Genna McCabe | Thursday, October 1, 2009

 Thursday
iNDustry Alliance Documentary Film Festival, DPAC @ 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

In an effort to promote alumni filmmakers, the Alumni Association in partner with the Department of Film, Television and Theatre and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center are presenting the iNDustry Alliance Documentary Film Festival. On Thursday and Friday of this week, DPAC will be playing four documentaries made by Alumni. On Thursday evening there will be a showing of “The Man Who Would Be Polka King” at 6:30 p.m. This film tracks the road to fame for Jan Lewan, an International Polka star. Following “Polka King,” “Song Sung Blue” will be shown at 9 p.m., chronicling the inspiring yet tragic love story of a Milwaukee husband and wife Neil Diamond cover band. Also consider attending “Brothers at War” and “Jam” on Friday night.

Friday
Burn Book, Geddes Hall Auditorium @ 7 p.m.

Most, if not all, women on this campus are familiar with the movie “Mean Girls” starring Lindsay Lohan. The University Counseling Center, along with several other offices on campus, will be hosting a “Mean Girls” watch Friday evening, to be followed by a brief dialogue regarding the way young women interact with one another. A prominent part of the movie, the “Burn Book” and its effects on the women in the story will be discussed. This event is part of a weeklong program designed to raise awareness and challenge body image and eating disorder awareness on Notre Dame’s campus.

Saturday
Get Your Jams On (Jock Jam Nightclub), Legends @ Midnight

Everyone loves a cheesy dance song from the nineties. And everyone is in luck! Legends is hosting “Get Your Jams On” nightclub Saturday night. They are sure to play such classics as “Whoomp! (There it is)” and “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now).” “YMCA” may even make an appearance. No doubt this will be a blast, so bring your friends and get ready to dance all night long to some of the most ridiculous tunes from the last 20 years. 

Sunday
Fleur de Lys: The Palace of Frederick the Great, DPAC @ 1:30 and 5:30

Fleur de Lys is a musical group associated with both Saint. Mary’s and Notre Dame. They play period music on instruments authentic to the time. This Sunday they will be performing a show entitled “The Palace of Frederick the Great.” This program is set to include music from the time of Frederick the Great’s reign as king of Prussia. Frederick was a great patron of the arts, in addition to being a composer in his own right. The music selections will be taken from C.P.E. Bach, Hasse, Brenda and Quantz in addition to Frederick’s own music. All pieces will be played on the instruments for which they were originally composed.