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July 2019

Bhajan and Aarti Session

July 19 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A bhajan session followed by aarti on July 19th (Friday) between 6:30-8:30 PM at Kennedy Great Room.

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(Musical) Mantra Meditation on Transcendental Sounds

July 19 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We are having a special practice session on ‘Mantra Meditation with Sacred sounds’ to bring about an inner alignment. In this workshop, we will spend some time on the practice of mantra meditation followed by (musical) mantra meditation by which we can unleash our true potential enabling us to be balanced & become a better version of ourselves. In such a state we naturally become focused, productive, happy & constructive.  Venue: Nairobi Room, Graduate Community Center (GCC), 750 Escondido Rd, Stanford, CA Date & Time:…

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Heart to Heart: Healing thru Music

July 20 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FREE CONCERT!!!   Jazz and Carnatic Fusion!!!  Sounds never heard before!!! Heart to Heart journeys from the opening of our hearts to heart transformation, from centering on individual self to universal Self, from greed/selfishness to loving selflessness, from being a burdensome body/mind/ personality to being the free spirit we were meant to be, from achieving power and pride to total perfection and peace! It is both a personal and a collective journey, since what happens inside our hearts necessarily affects everyone and…

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Lisa Fischer and Taylor Eigsti

July 20 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“Lisa Fischer’s voice is earthy, emotive….” –– New York Times It was at the Stanford Jazz Festival in 2017 that Lisa Fischer (Rolling Stones, 20 Feet from Stardom) and pianist Taylor Eigsti first played as a duo — and the world stood still. Every note of those first songs still resonates with Lisa and Taylor, so much so that they’ve crafted an entire evening of music for you. Lisa will astonish you with her vocal mastery and stage magic, and…

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Joey Alexander Trio

July 21 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

“This young man plays beyond his years.” —DownBeat Wynton Marsalis calls him his hero, and Joey is already in the top tier of jazz pianists, a headlining veteran of the international festival circuit — even though he’s only 15. Audiences and press love him, but not because of his youth: His playing is sophisticated, mature, exciting, passionate, and brilliant.

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Joey Alexander Trio – second show!

July 21 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“This young man plays beyond his years.” —DownBeat Wynton Marsalis calls him his hero, and Joey is already in the top tier of jazz pianists, a headlining veteran of the international festival circuit — even though he’s only 15. Audiences and press love him, but not because of his youth: His playing is sophisticated, mature, exciting, passionate, and brilliant.

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Planet Earth Arts Environmental Film Series: Nail House

July 22 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

STANFORD REPERTORY THEATER/PLANET EARTH ARTS FESTIVAL: THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICETo celebrate its 21st season, Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT) is proud to partner with Planet Earth Arts and the National Center for New Plays in presenting a festival dedicated to the environment and social justice. The Festival features three original works: Voices of the Earth, and two powerful new plays. In Polar Bears, Black Boys, and Prairie-Fringed Orchids, well-meaning environmentalists are confronted by the tragic realities of Black Lives Matter. Anna Considers…

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Here Today: Posters from 1301PE, Los Angeles

July 23 12:00 am

The Department of Art and Art History presents Here Today: Posters from 1301PE, Los Angeles, curated by Jennie Waldow and Jon Davies, PhD candidates in art history, and initiated and facilitated by D. Vanessa Kam, Head of the Bowes Art & Architecture Library of the Stanford Libraries.  This exhibition showcases twenty-five years of exhibition posters from 1301PE, the celebrated contemporary art gallery that has enjoyed a prominent place in the thriving Los Angeles scene since its inception in 1992. 1301PE…

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Basics Of Data Visualization

July 23 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Time and Date: Tuesday 23 July 2019 / 2:30PM – 3:30PM Location: Training Room 402, Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library, Sapp Center (Old Chem) Admission: Free. Open to Current Stanford Affiliates only. Registration is required. Space is limited, with a wait list when all slots are full. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0k-ScTpWEgFO-NEfrLVTPJRN1tZis1B5pSMhWWAvfTOcoiA/viewform?usp=sf_link Audience: Faculty / Staff / Students / Postdocs Event Sponsor: Stanford University Libraries Contact: Zac Painter, zwp@stanford.edu More Information and Description: Everyone loves a great visualization, and…

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SGS Summer Film Festival: Human Flow

July 24 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“Human Flow” directed by Ai Weiwei (2017) Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change, and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the…

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Ruth Davies’ Blues Night, with special guest Ruthie Foster

July 24 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“Foster commands a stage as completely as Judy Garland or Janis Joplin, but with unfailing grace and good cheer.” —ZealNYC Bass master Ruth Davies is a bona-fide blues legend, having toured and recorded with artists like John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bonnie Raitt, and more. Ruth is joined tonight by Texas vocal legend and three-time Grammy nominee Ruthie Foster, whose songwriting has garnered awards from Living Blues and the Austin Music Awards. Her voice is incredible, her storytelling superb.

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Opening Reception: Here Today: Posters from 1301PE, Los Angeles

July 25 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Department of Art and Art History presents Here Today: Posters from 1301PE, Los Angeles, curated by Jennie Waldow and Jon Davies, PhD candidates in art history, and initiated and facilitated by D. Vanessa Kam, Head of the Bowes Art & Architecture Library of the Stanford Libraries. This exhibition showcases twenty-five years of exhibition posters from 1301PE, the celebrated contemporary art gallery that has enjoyed a prominent place in the thriving Los Angeles scene since its inception in 1992. 1301PE (PE…

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Film Screening: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

July 25 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The film details the life and work of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

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Summer Human Rights Film Series: Well-Founded Fear

July 25 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Camera As Witness: Human Dignity—Faces of ImmigrationThis film series is moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera as Witness program director and founder of the UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) international documentary film festival. This year, Bojic is devoting the series to the urgent and fraught challenge of human immigration. The filmmakers in this Summer’s series give this global political issue a human face, taking us inside the lives of men women and children who leave home, setting out for what…

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Luigi and Pasquale Grasso

July 25 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Precociously talented prodigies with an uncanny affinity with the musical language of jazz, Luigi and Pasquale Grasso caught the attention of American musicians passing through their native Italy, including the great bop pianist Barry Harris. Harris ultimately took them on as protégés, having them teach at his European workshops for years. Now full-fledged artists, the talented saxophonist and guitarist have flourishing careers in New York City, where they’ve become an integral part of the jazz scene.

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Stanford Summer Symphony

July 26 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Summer Stanford Symphony is comprised of musicians from Stanford and the community. Paul Phillips (music director and conductor of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra; Director of Orchestral Studies at Stanford) will conduct this summer’s concert in Bing Concert Hall.  Program Schumann Overture, Scherzo, and Finale, Op. 52 Bizet L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2 Debussy: Danses Sacrée et ProfaneAnnabelle Taubl, harp soloist Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major, “Italian”, Op. 90 Admission Info Advance tickets: GENERAL $23 | STUDENTS $13 | SENIORS…

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Summer Human Rights Film Series: Human Dignity—Faces of Immigration

July 27 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Camera As Witness: Human Dignity—Faces of Immigration This film series is moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera as Witness program director and founder of the UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) international documentary film festival. This year, Bojic is devoting the series to the urgent and fraught challenge of human immigration. The filmmakers in this Summer’s series give this global political issue a human face, taking us inside the lives of men women and children who leave home, setting out for…

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Anat Cohen and Trio Da Paz

July 27 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“Cohen has emerged as one of the brightest, most original young instrumentalists in jazz.” —The Washington Post Clarinet virtuoso Anat Cohen has always felt a deep connection to the joy, inventiveness, and deep grooves of the musical traditions of Brazil — an influence readily apparent by quickly scanning of her discography. During her frequent trips to Brazil, Anat has found kindred spirits in the remarkable musicians of Trio Da Paz, who have been at the forefront of Brazilian music for…

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Public Tour | Memorial Church

July 28 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Stone carvings, mosaics, and stained glass make Stanford Memorial Church the University’s architectural crown jewel. It was one of the earliest, and is still among the most prominent, interdenominational churches in the West. Meet at the church entrance in the Main Quad Public Tours: Fridays at 1 pm and last Sunday of the month at 11:30 am Request a private tour from Mon-Thurs 9 am-12 pm, 1 pm- 5 pm. Subject to availability.

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Dafnis Prieto Proverb Trio

July 28 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“A cultural prophecy . . . the music flows like that of a three-piece orchestra.” — DownBeat With the Proverb Trio, Grammy-winning Cuban percussionist Dafnis Prieto set out to achieve one of his most ambitious goals: To improvise entire compositions, complete songs that could delight and inspire as much as anything in the repertoire. Together with keyboardist and synth master Jason Lindner and vocal artist Kokayi, he astounded the jazz world by doing just that on their debut album. You…

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Planet Earth Arts Environmental Film Series: Point of No Return

July 29 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

STANFORD REPERTORY THEATER/PLANET EARTH ARTS FESTIVAL: THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICETo celebrate its 21st season, Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT) is proud to partner with Planet Earth Arts and the National Center for New Plays in presenting a festival dedicated to the environment and social justice. The Festival features three original works: Voices of the Earth, and two powerful new plays. In Polar Bears, Black Boys, and Prairie-Fringed Orchids, well-meaning environmentalists are confronted by the tragic realities of Black Lives Matter. Anna Considers…

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Anat Cohen, Dafnis Prieto, Sherlyl Bailey Marquis Hill, Jason Lindner, Matt Brewer

July 29 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“[Sheryl Bailey is] a sizzling guitar goddess.” —All Music Guide Guitarist extraordinaire Sheryl Bailey makes her SJW debut, and in good company. Grammy-winner Dafnis Prieto and keyboardist Jason Lindner have a telepathic musical connection, and Anat Cohen is an astoundingly creative force on clarinet and saxophone. With this many geniuses on one stage, the music is bound to be amazing.

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Academic Practice: Bay Area Photography Now II

July 30 12:00 am

The Department of Art & Art History, presents Academic Practice: Bay Area Photography Now II , on view July 30 through August 30, 2019, at the Coulter Art Gallery. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, August 1, 4–6pm. — VISITOR INFORMATION: Coulter Art Gallery is located at 355 Roth Way, in the McMurtry Building of the Stanford campus. Visitor parking is free all day on the weekend and after 4 pm on weekdays, except by the Oval. Alternatively, take the Caltrain…

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Taylor Eigsti Trio and Friends

July 30 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“Be prepared to be blown away.” —All About Jazz SJW’s hometown hero, pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti has been busy crisscrossing the globe with artists such as Kendrick Scott’s Oracle, Ben Wendel, Gretchen Parlato, Kurt Rosenwinkle, and Eric Harland’s Voyager. He’s also appeared with orchestras alongside David Benoit and the Brubeck Brothers, in a special tribute to Dave Brubeck — Taylor’s biggest fan — featuring some of Taylor’s own compositions. Tonight, Taylor is in his element, playing his music, with…

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Gallery Talk: Medium is the Message

July 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Cantor’s assistant curator of American art, Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander, as she discusses the current exhibition The Medium Is the Message: Art since 1950. Featuring a wide range of work from the Cantor’s collection, the show explores the relationship between subject, content, and the materials that informed each object’s production. Viewed collectively, these works suggest that an exploration of medium is one way of challenging dominant discourses around art, culture, and history. IMAGE: Titus Kaphar (U.S.A., b. 1976), Page 4 of…

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