Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts September 2004 Calendar of Events


Lectures

Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m.
Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie, whose controversial book "The Satanic Verses" won the 1988 Whitbread Award and sent him into hiding after the Ayatollah Khomeini called for zealous Muslims to kill him, opens the Open VISIONS Forum series, a program of Fairfield University's University College, at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Born Muslim in Bombay, India, Rushdie released his first book, "Grimus," in 1975, following it with the Booker Prize-winning "Midnight's Children" in 1981. Often considering murky religious and political situations through satire, fantasy and mythology, his books have both enlightened and enraged. Tickets are $25 with discounts available for seniors and students. For tickets, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, visit the website www.quickcenter.com.

Thursday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m.
Jamie-Lynn DiScala, best known as brainy, acerbic mafia daughter Meadow Soprano on HBO's acclaimed series "The Sopranos," will speak as part of the Open VISIONS Forum series, a program of Fairfield University's University College, at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. DiScala first came to prominence in the mob drama, but she's been adding to her resume ever since, most recently with the title role in the USA Network's "Going Down: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss." DiScala unveiled her clear soprano voice in her Broadway debut as Belle in "Beauty and the Beast" in 2002 and in the national tour of "Cinderella" opposite Eartha Kitt in 2001. A survivor of anorexia, which she detailed in her book "Wise Girl," she is a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association. Her appearance is co-presented by the Fairfield University Student Association. Tickets are $25 with discounts for seniors and students. For tickets, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, visit the website www.quickcenter.com.

Art

Wednesday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Dec. 5
The much-anticipated exhibition "Photographs from the Athenian Acropolis: The Restoration Project" makes its North American debut at Fairfield University's Walsh Art Gallery. The exhibit features significant and stunning photographs documenting the transformation of the buildings of the Athenian Acropolis during its extensive, ongoing restoration project begun in 1975. Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery, located in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on June 1, 2004

Vol. 36, No. 296