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New York playwright brings Pussy Riot to Duke actors

Barbara Hammond, a playwright in residence at New Dramatists in New York, has been visiting Duke for two weeks to work with students in Jody McAuliffe’s advanced acting class and stage her work in progress, “We Are Pussy Riot.” The play is inspired by the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who have used performance art to protest and defy the regime of President Vladmir Putin.


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Recess Interviews: Eric Oberstein on his Grammy win

I've played saxophone and drums since elementary school, when I caught the music bug. I started a rock band in high school with my best friends, and we ended up recording an album in a professional studio in Queens, NY, near where I grew up. We wrote all original music and raised enough funds for the project by selling our band's T-shirts to our family and friends.


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'Triplets of Belleville' to be screened at Duke with live score, original composer

In February, Duke Performances will combine the visual and the musical to produce an experience audiences of all ages won’t be likely to forget. Composer Benoit Charest will lead the nine-piece Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in a live performance of his score from the critically acclaimed movie Triplets of Belleville, in conjunction with a screening of the movie.


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Wired! group explores ancient humanities and modern tech

The Duke Wired! group will be examining the intersection of modern technology and the artistic humanities in its Apps, Maps & Models symposium on February 22. The free, one day symposium will feature a number of distinguished speakers and topics ranging from mapping architecture in 1914-24 Germany to the Italian Renaissance Piazza as a social media space.


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Mural spruces up Bryan Center Greenhouse

You may have noticed several art pieces popping up around campus this year, whether it’s the new mural of the Durham skyline in the Bryan Center or the ever-changing graffiti in the East Campus tunnel or the Nasher’s 10 Anniversary #artstigators buses.