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Sounds of Jazz, Poetry Fill Lineup of Arts Events This Week

One O'CLock Band

The One O’Clock Lab Band will perform Friday at the Clark Center.

A night of jazz with the Grammy Award-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band and a poetry reading from R.S. Gwynn will bring both music and verse to campus this week. 

The School of Arts and Humanities will host Gwynn, who is poet in residence at Lamar University, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Jonsson Performance Hall.

Gwynn is the author of No Word of Farewell: Selected Poems 1970-2000 as well as four other collections. Gwynn will read from his newest set of poems, Dogwatch.

“Sam Gwynn is one of the finest poetic voices writing in the United States today,” said Dr. Clay Reynolds, director of creative writing at UT Dallas.

Sam Gwynn

Sam Gwynn

“His wit and satiric edge blend perfectly with his devotion to the closed form, indicating a discipline of thought and consideration that is matched by a method of expression that avoids the easy and challenges the mind.”

Gwynn has a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College, where he twice won the Vereen Bell Memorial Award for creative writing, and two graduate degrees, including a master’s of fine arts in creative writing, from the University of Arkansas, where he won the John Gould Fletcher Award for poetry.

Gwynn has also received the Michael Braude Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Lecture: The Haitian Revolution and Beyond

At 5 p.m. Thursday in the Jonsson Performance Hall, Dr. Jeremy Popkin will hold a lecture on “Colonial Violence in the French Revolution.” 

“The Haitian Revolution attracts superlatives. It has been hailed as the most radical movement of the ‘age of revolutions,’ but it is also frequently described as the most violent episode of the period. In this talk, I will examine the question of whether the violence in the French Caribbean was qualitatively different from violence in Europe during the French Revolution,” Popkin said. 

Jeremy Popkin

Dr. Jeremy Popkin

Popkin is the T. Marshall Hahn Professor of History at the University of Kentucky and has written extensively in a number of fields, particularly on the history of the French and Haitian Revolutions. Among his books are You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery; History, Historians, and Autobiography; and Revolutionary News: The Press in France, 1789-1799.

Popkin has received a number of awards, including fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Humanities Center.   

The poetry reading and the lecture are free and open to the public.

Jazz Concert: The One O'Clock Lab Band

Exhibition at ATEC

Art professor John Pomara curates the art exhibition Tech Talk with collector/
contemporary art advocate Joan Davidow on Friday in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building. To honor Davidow’s newly announced gift of her contemporary art collection, Tech Talk features works she has collected over 20 years by 15 emerging and midcareer Texas artists whose themes and methods reflect the budding technology of our era.

The opening of the art exhibition starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the first-floor gallery of the ATEC building. 

The One O’Clock Lab Band, the premier performing ensemble of the University of North Texas jazz studies program, will play at 8 p.m. Friday in the Clark Center.

Known for individual musicianship and tight ensemble performances, the One O’Clock Lab Band, which has received six Grammy nominations, provides a rousing start to the jazz season at UT Dallas. 

Steve Wiest, Grammy-nominated composer and arranger, is the band’s director.

The One O’Clock Lab Band has toured internationally, performing in Russia, Mexico, England, Australia, Poland and Thailand.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for non-UT Dallas students and free for UT Dallas students with a valid identification. The UT Dallas ticket office is open 2 to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and one hour before showtime. Tickets may also be purchased online.

Exhibition at ATEC

Art professor John Pomara curates the art exhibition Tech Talk with collector/contemporary art advocate Joan Davidow on Friday in the Edith O’Donnell Art and Technology Building. To honor Davidow’s newly announced gift of her contemporary art collection, Tech Talk features works she has collected over 20 years by 15 emerging and midcareer Texas artists whose themes and methods reflect the budding technology of our era.

The opening of the art exhibition starts at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor gallery of the ATEC building. 

Media Contact: The Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected].

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