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USC Symphony Concert To Feature Russian
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich's "Babi Yar," a powerful symphony
about a massacre that was suppressed by the Soviet government
for more than 30 years, will have its South Carolina premiere
Thursday at the Koger Center.
"Babi Yar" will be performed by the USC Symphony Orchestra,
the Palmetto Mastersingers and bass soloist Richard Conant at 7:30
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slaughter of 33,000 Jews by German occupation forces at Babi Yar,
a town near Kiev.
The work premiered in Moscow in 1963 but was not allowed to
have a review printed in Pravda and was banned thereafter.
Officials took this action because of the work's strong indictment
of Soviet anti-Semitism.
With the recent fall of communism and the Soviet political system,
however, the symphony is being reborn and is making its way
to the West. The New York Philharmonic premiered the piece in
January of this year at Avery Fisher Hall, and other orchestras
around the nation are beginning to include it in their programs.
Tickets to the concert are $10 for the public and $5 for USC students
and senior citizens and are available at the Coliseum box
office. To order by phone, call 777-7228.
Chinese Opera To Perform: The Chinese opera company
will perform the comic opera "Flee Down The Mountain" Sunday
at 8 p.m. The performance will be staged at Drayton Hall Theatre
and is sponsored by the German, Slavic and Oriental languages and
literatures department. For more information, call Tan Ye at 7776908.
"Adventures in Faith" Exhibit Continues At Davis
College: "Adventures in Faith: Library Services to Blacks in
South Carolina" continues until Sunday at USC's Davis College.
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equality of access to library facilities and services.
The exhibit is free and is located on the second floor. Hours are
8 a.m. to 9 p.m weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The
exhibit is sponsored by the College of Library and Information
Sciences. For more information, call 777-3858.
Museum Spotlights Quilts: McKissick Museum will feature ]
"Quilt Documentation and Preservation/' a workshop on caring for
and documenting heirloom quilts, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The fee will be $12 for museum members and $15 for non-members.
The museum also has on display through March 28 "Quilts and
Community," an exhibition of regionally made quilts from 18401984.
Top Ten Signs You'll Never Get A Date
10. You think toothpaste and soap are wastes of money.
9. The only time you make physical contact with a girl is in that
narrow hallway leading to the Russell House basement.
8. You have enough free time to think of stupid TOP TEN lists.
7. The biggest slut on campus likes you as a friend.
6. Your mother has threatened to press formal charges if you don't
quit bugging her.
5. You still haven't used the coupon for a dinner for two vou won
4. You always give up dating for Lent because it's the easiest thing
3. A girl at a party tells her friends "In case I get really, really
drunk, make sure I don't leave with him," and she's pointing at
2. The most intelligent thing you've said in the past month is "I'm
gonna go lock the hubs."
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has risen from five out of about
600 students to 38 out of 750 students
over the past three years,
thanks to plans designed to
increase black enrollment by the
college, SCHC officials said.
One such program is the
Minority Awards. Each AfricanAmerican
honors college student is
given a medallion and the name of
a new African-American student to
welcome into the college.
The college has also focused on
hiring African-American faculty
members, such as Jim Burns, to
teach courses like the AfricanAmerican
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studies everywhere." McCray said, cc
"The SCHC is only part of USC.
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and understanding and reduce igno- pc
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ured for five years, while the;
so raised their children. The twc
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trlene Lewis, pooled their mone>
lit their jobs and bought two day
recording time at King Snak
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jserved. He saw Saffire perfon
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3 opportunity for the students here at
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learn something from Saffire s
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a them a different perspective about
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upbeat, enthusiastic and energetic,
r but added that these adjectives
were inadequate to express the
s quality of die group.
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how good their music is," Nelson
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it a shot. "People" described Saffire
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boogie-woogie rhythms and lyrics
with enough brass to stock a
knuckle factory. "Boston Phoenix
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a Saffire's newest album is
h "Broadcasting," which includes
s nine original songs. It also includes
covers of Ida Cox's "One Hour
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e "Mind Your Own Business."
e The Russell House Ballroom
1- performance is free and will feature
n the USC Jazz Band as the opening
Assistant Carolina! Editor
r- Melinda Waldrop contributed to
r- this story.
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o with excellent instruction," Wright
h said. "My least favorite thing is the
n lack of African-Americans within
l- the college. This lack of other pesio
tive African-American peers is a
y disadvantage as an Africanrs
American in the SCHC."
1. Wright said the honors college is
w fulfilling its role in attempting to
increase African-American enrolly
ment, but it needs to do more.
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more programs to increase the
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