Drew Forum 2016–2017 Season

This time around our lineup of nationally known speakers covers sports, politics, satire, show business and more.

Note: The Earl Monroe event originally scheduled for March 14 at The Concert Hall has been rescheduled to March 28 at Crawford Hall. Start time is still 8 p.m.

Ticket prices are listed with each event and individual tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 973-408-3917, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

The Drew Forum speaker series is generously sponsored by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and the Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lectureship.

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare is a national travelling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The exhibition is produced in association with the American Library Association and Cincinnati Museum Center and is funded in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and the generous support of Google.org, Lord Browne of Madingley, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, Albert and Shirley Small and other generous donors.

First Folio, which was assembled in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, includes 36 of his plays—18 of which had never before been published. Without it, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Tempest and more could have been lost. The book will travel to all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The exhibition, which also includes panels and digital content, exclusively features First Folios from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., whose collection of 82 First Folios is the largest in the world.

Folger Shakespeare Library selected Drew as the sole exhibitor in New Jersey because of its renowned theatre program, wealth of Shakespeare courses and nexus with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, which is based on Drew’s 186-acre campus. The book will arrive in late September and be displayed from Oct. 6 through Oct. 30 on the first floor of Mead Hall, with a bevvy of daily programming around it.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare appears courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Books in the Time of Shakespeare is supported in part by the Delmas Foundation.

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday to Friday 4-8 p.m. and weekends 12-8 p.m.

Group Tours: For information on tours for groups up to 60, such as from schools, contact hryan@drew.edu or 973-408-3702.

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Festival of Music 3

March 25 @ 7:30 pm

| $50

Benefit Concert for The Seeing Eye
Presented by The Seeing Eye and the Beacon Hill Musicians

Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com

Festival of Music 3 will lead off with an appearance by Marty Eigen’s new quartet Amani, which means “peace” in Swahili. The group was formed to share the concept of peace
through music, performing for people of all ages, races and religious affiliations. The core group includes veteran musicians Marty Eigen on saxophone and flute, Fred Fischer on keyboards, vocalist Stephen Fuller and guitarist Flip Peters.

Returning to the concert stage will be Rio Clemente (“The Bishop of Jazz”); Carrie Jackson (“The Divine Jazz Diva”); Rob Paparozzi, lead singer with The Blues Brothers Band and Blood Sweat and Tears; Gene Perla, formerly with Sonny Rollins, Sara Vaughan and Nina Simone; and Gordon Lane, formerly with Percy Sledge, Joe Tex and ZZ Hill. The show will again be hosted by Marty Eigen, leader of the Beacon Hill Jazz Band.

The Seeing Eye is a nonprofit organization that works to enhance the independence, dignity and self-confidence of people who are blind by providing specially trained Seeing Eye dogs

Details

Date:
March 25
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
$50
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Venue

Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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