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Citadel News Service

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January 9, 2002

Spring edition of Fine Arts Series begins Jan. 31

The Citadel's ever-popular Fine Arts Series resumes this month and will feature performances with local, regional and national flavor.

Since its inception in 1965, the Fine Arts Series has provided the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and the Lowcountry community with a variety of programs, including opera, musical ensembles, dance groups and classical dramatic presentation.

Fine Arts performances are free and open to the public. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in Mark Clark Hall Auditorium.

Fine Arts Schedule Spring 2002

Jan. 31: Georgia Sea Island Singers

Founded on St. Simons Island, Ga., by Doug and Frankie Sullivan Quimby, the Georgia Sea Island Singers have toured the world performing slave songs and dances, recounting the unique games, traditions and culture of the Gullah people and their language, a lyrical mix of English and African dialects. It is spoken predominantly on the barrier islands of South Carolina and Georgia.

Feb. 28: "Much Ado About Nothing" with the National Players

One of Shakespeare's most-loved romantic comedies, this play tells the story of two couples -- one totally devoted to each other and the other always locking horns, somehow immune to the charms of love. The National Players, now in its 53rd year, is the nation's oldest touring company.

April 11: Charleston Community Band

This 60-member band is composed of volunteers of all ages from the Charleston area and includes some Citadel faculty members. It is directed by Maj. Herb Day, The Citadels director of music.

The Citadel's Fine Arts Series is sponsored by the Department of Cadet Activities. For more information call, 953-5111.

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