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September 2017

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy: Introduction to Innovative Thinking

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Aldom Lounge, Campus Center, 47600 Mill Field Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency features interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. In the "Introduction to Innovative Thinking" workshop, master drummer Paul F. Murphy and jazz historian and drummer Dominic Fragman ’07, guide participants through explorations of the concept and practice of innovation in jazz, other art forms, social practices, and the life of the individual. This project was made possible by a…

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October 2017

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy: Jazz and Democracy and Why

October 11 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Aldom Lounge, Campus Center, 47600 Mill Field Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency features interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. In the workshop,"Jazz and Democracy and Why," master drummer Paul F. Murphy, jazz historian and drummer Dominic Fragman ’07, and philosopher Sybol Anderson reflect upon the complementarity of jazz and democracy as promoting the free evolution of ideas, and thus as embodying the core American value of freedom. Participants examine the…

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Q & A with MD Gubernatorial Candidate Sen. Rich Madaleno

October 16 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Library, Room 321, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001 United States
Senator Madaleno

Free of Charge, Open to the Public. Maryland State Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr. (D-Montgomery Co.) is running for governor.  "I am the only Democrat who can take on and beat Larry Hogan next November," said Madaleno in a July interview in the Washington Post. As governor, Madaleno said, he would push for universal pre­kindergarten in Maryland and larger investments in higher education "to make the dream of a college degree without debt a reality." In the Maryland Senate, Madaleno…

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The Missiles of October: What the World Didn’t Know

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States

  The Cuban Missile Crisis +55 On the 55th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the secret deployment of Soviet missiles in Cuba brought the world to the brink of an unthinkable nuclear war, Emmy-award winning filmmaker Sherry Jones presents "The Missiles of October: What the World Didn't Know." This gripping documentary is told through minute-by-minute accounts of those who were involved from the United States, the Soviet Union and Cuba. Today, as North Korea's nuclear missile program reaches…

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The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy: Swing, Bebop, and Avant Garde Master Class

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Montgomery Hall 25, Margaret Brent Way
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency at St. Mary's College of Maryland continues with interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. This master class led by master drummer Paul F. Murphy and drummer and jazz historian Dominic Fragman ’07, covers distinctive techniques and concepts of the swing, bebop, and avant garde genres. The session is open to both musicians and non-musicians. All participants will benefit…

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The GAP Film Series: I Learn America

October 26 @ 8:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States

In this film five resilient immigrant teenagers come together over a year at the International High School at Lafayette and struggle to learn their new land. The International High School is a New York City public school dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrant teenagers, with more than 300 students speaking two-dozen languages from 50 countries. The students strive to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, confront the universal trials of adolescence, and search for a future…

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November 2017

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy: Jazz Is Democracy

November 15 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Aldom Lounge, Campus Center, 47600 Mill Field Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency at St. Mary's College of Maryland continues with interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. In the workshop,"Jazz Is Democracy," master drummer Paul F. Murphy, jazz historian and drummer Dominic Fragman ’07, and philosopher Sybol Anderson examine the relationship between the individual and the ensemble. In jazz, soloists interact either to flow with the ensemble or to create and…

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The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy: Total Improvisation Master Class

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Montgomery Hall 25, Margaret Brent Way
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency at St. Mary's College of Maryland continues with interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. This master class led by master drummer Paul F. Murphy and drummer and jazz historian Dominic Fragman ’07, explores distinctive techniques and concepts of improvisation. The session is open to both musicians and non-musicians. All participants will benefit from an exploration of how improvisation…

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December 2017

The GAP Film Series: Documented

December 7 @ 8:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States

In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine. This film chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in person in over 20 years.

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Performing Spirit, Jazz & Democracy

December 8 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Auerbach Auditorium, St. Mary’s Hall, 47458 Trinity Church Road
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency at St. Mary's College of Maryland features interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. Master jazz musicians Paul F. Murphy (drums) and Larry Willis (piano), poet Jere Carroll, jazz historian and drummer Dominic Fragman ‘07, and philosopher Sybol Anderson close the series with a concert featuring guest performances by selected workshop participants. Performances demonstrate the series themes of spirit,…

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