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Arts Professor Jefferson Kielwagen's film "Gede Vizyon" featured in Modern Times Review.

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The World of Plankton is an interactive ecological art game installation currently on exhibit at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, running until Jan 6, 2019 that takes visitors into the hidden realm of these microscopic freshwater organisms

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On Dec. 4, Four undergraduates active in the Arts Department music program performed at the Beechwood/Eddy Senior Living Community in Troy.

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The Rensselaer Orchestra Presents: 300 Years of Dance

EMPAC Concert Hall
November 23, 2019 3:00 PM

The Rensselaer Orchestra will present a concert of dance music, ranging from the 17th century ballets of Jean-Baptiste Lully to the raucous 20th century music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. No matter the era, this concert will keep you tapping your feet!

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Rensselaer Concert Choir November Concert

Chapel + Cultural Center
November 24, 2019 7:00 PM

"Polyphony Through the Ages"
The Rensselaer Concert Choir, directed by Professor Andrew Burger, with Rebecca Benjamin, organ.    Featuring music across six centuries of choral literature, with works by Victoria, Palestrina, Bruckner, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, Gjeilo, and more.

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Chamber Music Marathon

EMPAC Studio Beta
December 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Student musicians in the Chamber Music course perform a diverse program of classics and modern compositions under the direction of Professors Michael Century and Matthew Chamberlain.

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"The Infiltrators" with Alex Rivera

The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy, NY 12181
December 4, 2019 4:30 PM

A film about a rag-tag group of undocumented youth—Dreamers—who deliberately get arrested by Border Patrol to infiltrate a shadowy detention center.Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents! with Capital District Border Watch, ICE-Free Capital District, Troy Sanctuary Movement and Extinction Rebellion Capital Region

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"Hail Satan?" with Penny Lane

The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy, NY 12181
November 16, 2019 4:30 PM

A film about The Satanic Temple, chronicling the rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history–whose commitment to social and political justice has empowered people around the world. 

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Liveware, an audio-visual ensemble consisting of Arts professors Michael Century and Shawn Lawson with PhD candidate Jeremy Stewart, will host an open studio presenting recent research.

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