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Orson Welles’ Martians are coming

Orson Welles’ Martians are coming

| October 15, 2013

Sweet Briar College’s Performing Arts Division is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” with a dramatic reading of the infamous radiobroadcast at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in Murchison Lane Auditorium.

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BLUR summer camp opens June 16

BLUR summer camp opens June 16

| June 7, 2013

Sweet Briar College’s third annual Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists will be held June 16 through July 7 on its campus. This year, the camp has added music and technical theater to its repertoire of theater, creative writing and visual arts.

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Farm implement sets stage for Dance Concert

Farm implement sets stage for Dance Concert

| April 19, 2013

Sweet Briar dance program director Mark Magruder zipped into the Tractor Supply Co. store lot one day and saw a shipment of cattle feeders being unloaded. So he did what any tractor-loving modern dancer would do: He bought one.

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Senior Dance Concert blurs reality and fantasy

Senior Dance Concert blurs reality and fantasy

| February 15, 2013

Jessica Murphy and Sarah Fletcher will share the spotlight during Sweet Briar College’s Senior Dance Concert, “Blurs,” at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Upper Dance Studio in Babcock Fine Arts Center.

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College presents ‘ASIA: An Evening of Performance’

College presents ‘ASIA: An Evening of Performance’

| November 20, 2012

Sweet Briar College’s Division of Performing Arts will present “ASIA: An Evening of Performance” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in Pannell Gallery. The event takes place in conjunction with the art exhibition “ASIA,” which opened Sept. 14 and runs until Dec. 14.

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From Asia to Amherst, through time and space

From Asia to Amherst, through time and space

| November 2, 2012

There is rarely a dull moment in the choreographies of Sweet Briar professors Ella and Mark Magruder, and this year’s Fall Dance Concert is no exception. Performances take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10 in Murchison Lane Auditorium in Babcock Fine Arts Center at Sweet Briar College.

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Sweet Briar performs ‘The King and I’

Sweet Briar performs ‘The King and I’

| October 8, 2012

Sweet Briar College’s Division of Performing Arts will present its second musical, “The King and I,” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18-20, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 in Babcock’s Murchison Lane Auditorium.

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Dance professor releases CD

Dance professor releases CD

| October 3, 2012

Professor of dance and director of Sweet Briar College’s dance program Mark Magruder has released a CD of original music compositions, “Yoga Dreams.” The album is a compilation of works he wrote and performed to use during his yoga classes.

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Sweet Briar students explore teaching at R.S. Payne

Sweet Briar students explore teaching at R.S. Payne

| June 1, 2012

At Sweet Briar, internships are a vital part of the academic experience. For the past few weeks, rising seniors Alyssa Berkeley and Jessica Murphy have been teaching at Lynchburg’s Gifted Opportunities Center at R.S. Payne Elementary School.

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Youth Dancers Find Their Own Groove at Sweet Briar

Youth Dancers Find Their Own Groove at Sweet Briar

| April 27, 2012

Sweet Briar College will host its annual Community Youth Dance Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in Murchison Lane Auditorium. The event features choreography and performances by local children who participate in dance classes at the College. It is free and open to the public. Dance professor Ella Magruder, who directs the youth dance, [...]

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