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Sweet Briar Theatre presents ‘Richard III’

Sweet Briar Theatre presents ‘Richard III’

| October 10, 2013

After more than 25 years at the helm of Sweet Briar’s theater program, Bill Kershner embraces the challenge — and the fun — in adapting a Shakespeare history for a cast made up mostly of women.

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Sweet Briar actors take UK stage

Sweet Briar actors take UK stage

| August 5, 2013

Members of the Sweet Briar Theatre traveled to Scotland this week to participate in the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Led by theater director Bill Kershner, the troupe is performing “Chops,” an original play by Kirin McCrory, on Aug. 5, 6, 8 and 9.

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First-year gets taste of Sweet Briar at BLUR

First-year gets taste of Sweet Briar at BLUR

| July 12, 2013

When Briana McCall starts her first semester at Sweet Briar in just over a month, she’ll already be ahead of the curve — thanks to BLUR. As a participant in the College’s Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists, McCall didn’t just get to know the campus, she also made friends with Sweet Briar professors and students.

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Endstation to present new plays

Endstation to present new plays

| July 9, 2013

Emerging playwrights in Endstation Theatre Company’s annual residency program will share their works-in-progress over the next two weeks at Second Stage in Amherst. The readings are part of the company’s Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival and will take place at 7 p.m. on July 15, 16, 22 and 23.

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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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Endstation’s 2013 season launches May 31

Endstation’s 2013 season launches May 31

| May 24, 2013

Endstation Theatre Company has expanded its Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival beyond the campus of Sweet Briar College for the 2013 season. Two of three plays — Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Cymbeline” — will also be performed at historic locations and theaters in downtown Lynchburg.

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Self-taught music major presents senior recital

Self-taught music major presents senior recital

| April 29, 2013

Jacqueline Comola has always loved music, but never took voice or piano lessons until she came to Sweet Briar. Four years later, the music and religion major is giving her senior recital. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, in Memorial Chapel.

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SBC’s Jones lands VFIC grant for research in Trinidad

SBC’s Jones lands VFIC grant for research in Trinidad

| April 24, 2013

Sweet Briar College’s visiting assistant professor of music Jeffrey Jones is the recipient of the 2013 Maurice L. Mednick Memorial grant.

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Little of this, little of that spice up spring concerts

Little of this, little of that spice up spring concerts

| April 23, 2013

As the end of the academic year approaches, Sweet Briar musicians and singers are fine tuning their instruments and polishing their program selections for the College’s annual spring concerts.

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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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