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The Board of Trustees approved sweeping changes to the University's financial aid apparatus today. Under the new system, the parental contribution will be eliminated for students with family incomes of less than $60,000 annually. In addition, students with family incomes of $40,000 or less will see loans replaced with grants.
It's been said that I'm Not There is not a movie about Bob Dylan. That might be so, but it is most certainly a movie of Bob Dylan-so much so that it's hard to imagine anyone other than a hardcore Dylan fan fully enjoying it. Even if that's the case, director Todd Haynes' opus is a fantastic piece of experimental cinema.
Duke Performances' Following Monk series doesn't wrap up until Barry Harris' solo piano concert Sunday, but it's fair to say that the world premiere of Jason Moran's In My Mind Saturday is the climax of the series.
There is no piano player in jazz who isn't indelibly marked by Thelonious Monk, but Randy Weston wears the mark more proudly than most. A native of Monk's adopted hometown, New York City, Weston plays with a hearty, rich sound inflected by the same blues and gospel influences of his mentor. Although Monk is a quintessentially American musician, Weston took his fascination with African music to the source, moving to Morocco in the 1960s and interpolating African modes, rhythms and melodies into his own work. He spoke with recess' David Graham in anticipation of a rare twinbill with his trio and another led by fellow piano master Kenny Barron this Saturday in Page Auditorium.
Not often does a jazz critic earn the designation "firebrand." But Stanley Crouch isn't your father's jazz critic. A close friend of trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and a member of his Jazz @ Lincoln Center cadre, Crouch is outspoken about what jazz is (it must swing and be based in the blues) and who can't play (trumpeter Dave Douglas, mainly). But in addition to a notoriously hot temper, he brings one of the subtlest and best voices to the field. He spoke with recess' David Graham ahead of his lecture on Thelonious Monk's 1959 Town Hall Concert Friday.
"He marched to the beat of the drum that he created-not only the drumbeat but the drum itself. He made no bones about it."
During a weekend when President Richard Brodhead's lacrosse apology grabbed attention nationally and on campus, the University's Board of Trustees met and approved more than $120 million of construction at its quarterly meeting Friday.
Fewer names loom larger or have more crossover appeal in today's classical music world than the Kronos Quartet. Violinist David Harrington, inspired by composer George Crumb, formed the group in 1973. Since then, it has snagged six Grammy nominations-and one award-and released more than 40 recordings, playing works by composers from Bartok to Zorn.
Thelonious Monk would have cut a strange figure on Duke's campus.
You'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who values the right to free speech more than a journalist.
Joe Thompson is sitting on a stage outside the Doris Duke Center, instrument in hand, mike on, crowd attentive.
Seven down, four on their way and one question mark.
RALEIGH - The North Carolina State Bar will file an order to disbar Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong, a commission ruled Saturday.
RALEIGH -- The North Carolina State Bar will file an order to disbar Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong.
RALEIGH - Embattled Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong told investigators as early as March 2006 that the Duke lacrosse rape case had serious flaws, Investigator Benjamin Himan told a packed courtroom Tuesday.
Former Duke student and men's lacrosse player Reade Seligmann will enroll at Brown University for next year and play for the Bears lacrosse team, he announced Tuesday.
The Board of Trustees approved a $1.8-billion budget during their May meeting this weekend that will bring some major goals of the University's new strategic plan to fruition.
The office of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper released a report on the Duke lacrosse case Friday saying there was no basis for continued prosecution of the case.
President Richard Brodhead sat down for a brief interview with The Chronicle's David Graham Wednesday afternoon. Brodhead spoke about the indicted players, the University's response to the case and how Duke has changed one year after allegations first arose against members of the men's lacrosse team last March.