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State Rep. Patricia Dillon, D-New Haven, plans to sponsor legislation that will help eliminate barriers to athletes unionizing at public universities like UConn.

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‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ Author Brings Her Italian Wines to Connecticut

'Under the Tuscan Sun' author Frances Mayes will be presenting her line of Italian wines in Connecticut in May.

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  Agave Grill's Spicy Barbecue Pork Tacos Praised in Food Network Magazine

Agave Grill's Spicy Barbecue Pork Tacos Praised in Food Network Magazine

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Politico: Dodd Campaign Could Have Unknowingly Received Illegal Campaign Contributions

Politico: Dodd Campaign Could Have Unknowingly Received Illegal Campaign Contributions

Former Sen. Chris Dodd’s campaign may have been a recipient of illegal campaign contributions from a man who pleaded guilty Thursday to making $180,000 in illegal contributions and witness tampering, Politico reports.

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Won't Back Down from Accusation

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Arts & Entertainment

Iraq Veteran, Ballet Dancer Roman Baca Brings Fallujah to West Hartford

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Like ‘Survivor’ as Horror Movie: Haunted Camping Coming to Connecticut

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Style & Shopping

Own a Piece of Connecticut Landmark Where Bogart, Bacall, Liz Taylor Stayed

Own a Piece of Connecticut Landmark Where Bogart, Bacall, Liz Taylor Stayed

The entire collection of antiques from the Silvermine Tavern in Norwalk will be sold at an estate sale on April 25-27.

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Stuart Weitzman Fantasy Shoes for Sale in Greenwich 'Art & Sole' Event

Stuart Weitzman Fantasy Shoes for Sale in Greenwich 'Art & Sole' Event

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History

AMC's 'Turn' Features Connecticut Spies of the American Revolution

AMC's 'Turn' Features Connecticut Spies of the American Revolution

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Aaron Burr's Treason Trial Explored in Litchfield, Town With Strong Ties to Burr

Aaron Burr's Treason Trial Explored in Litchfield, Town With Strong Ties to Burr

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Education

'DamNation' Takes Top Honors at Environmental Film Festival at Yale

'DamNation' Takes Top Honors at Environmental Film Festival at Yale

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Sale of Oprah Winfrey's New Chai Tea to Aid Some Connecticut Students

Sale of Oprah Winfrey's New Chai Tea to Aid Some Connecticut Students

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Grateful Dead's "Dark Star:" A Psychadelic Lecture by Dr. Graeme Boone

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Apr 30, 2013
8:00 pm until 10:00 pm

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Born and raised in San Francisco--the home of the Grateful Dead--Professor of Music Graeme M. Boone attended the University of California at Berkeley, the Universite de Paris, and Harvard University, where he taught before joining the faculty at Ohio State. Following an overview of the band's early history and style, Dr. Boone's talk includes the showing of a "mandala movie" which helps elucidate the Dead's open-ended song "Dark Star," conveying a holistic, organic analysis of the tune, and incorporating every salient element in the extended, psychedelically evocative improvisations of its first 150 recorded performances. With lyrics by Robert Hunter and music by Jerry Garcia, "Dark Star" can cover a broad spectrum of moods and musical ideas--incorporating anything from R&B cover songs to outer-space apocalypse--but the attentive listener can also hear lines of force binding the jams together: structuring devices, strategies, and trajectories that direct each improvisation and also serve as fundamental guideposts. An animated movie with changing colors and annotations follows two specific performances of the song, recorded in London on 4/8/72 and 5/23/72 during the band's European tour that spring (the original 16-track analog tapes of the entire Europe '72 tour were remixed, mastered in HDCD format, and released by the band in 2011). Dr. Boone teaches courses in jazz, classical music, and rock, and his research specializes in music of the later Middle Ages, Renaissance, and 20th century. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Music Department and WESU with generous support from American Studies, Sociology Department, and Dean Andrew Curran.

Cost Free!
Location

CFA Hall
287 Washington Terrace
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
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SponsorWesleyan CFA
Phone860-685-3355
Contact nameAndrew Chatfield
Contact emailachatfield@wesleyan.edu
Websitehttp://wesleyan.edu/cfa

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