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Rune, the MIT Journal of Arts and Letters.

Seeking short stories, essays, poetry, plays, photography, pieces of and about music, and works of visual art for its Spring issue. Submit hard copies in the Rune mailbox in the Undergraduate Association office, W20-401, or e-mail your pieces to rune-staff@mit. Submit all works that cannot be e-mailed in the mailbox in N52 or W20. Include your name, e-mail address, class year, and telephone number. The Rune staff requests that submissions be made as early as possible.

Deadline: March 15

Information: For literary arts, send e-mail to rune-staff@mit. All else, call Dave at 262-7693.

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Vera List Prize Competition. Second annual contest inaugurated to encourage students to look at and respond to contemporary art. This year's focus is the role of contemporary art at MIT. The competition awards $500 in prizes ($300 -- 1st, $150 -- 2nd, $50 -- 3rd) to three full-time MIT undergraduates or graduate students who demonstrate creative and engaging thinking on some theme of contemporary visual arts. Judges for the competition comprise experts in the fields of contemporary art and expository writing from both the Institute and the larger Boston area. Official rules may be obtained in room E15-109.

Deadline: April 4, 5 p.m.

Information: Ron Platt, 253-4400, rplatt@ mit.edu

Dance

Beth Soll and Company Performance of Temenos ("a sacred place"); Zerkolo: Mirror, Senior Lecturer Beth Soll's exploration of her Russian heritage as it figures in memories and dreams (premiered this fall in Russia); a new duet (untitled at this time) with live music by Joe Galeota, inspired by observations of women in Senegal; and Quiet Solo, with music by Malombo, which incorporates music from both Western and African traditions.

March 5, 8 p.m.; March 6, 2 p.m. C. Walsh Theatre at Suffolk University (41 Temple Street, Boston)

Tickets: $35, $30

Tickets or Information: 573-8680

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Lecture-Demonstration/Performance--Rosalind Newman with Irving Burton. Dancer/choreographer Rosalind Newman has been Artist-in-Residence at MIT during Spring 1994. Newman will be joined by her uncle, actor/dancer Irving Burton, and her five-year-old daughter to discuss and present excerpts of a tribute to her father, Out of Dreams. The piece investigates how Korean theater, her Eastern European background, and work in the New York City art-world have combined to shape the sense of surreal, the bizarre, the imaginative, and the poetic that predominates her current choreography.

March 11, 8 p.m. Kresge Little Theater

Information: 253-5623

Exhibits

List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames St.:

Dan Graham: Public/Private. American conceptual artist Dan Graham uses film, video, performance, architectural models, and glass and mirror structures to engage the viewer in recognizing the physical, psychological, and social interactions that occur within public and private spheres.

Maria Fernanda Cardoso: Recent Sculpture. Colombian artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso creates elegant, Minimalist-inspired sculpture from materials exotic to a North American audience and addresses cross-cultural communication, particularly as it relates to the presentation and interpretation of art, as well as the often-charged relationships between humans and other species.

Jan. 15 through March 27

Tues., Thurs., Fri. 12-6; Wed. 12-8; Weekends 1-5; closed holidays

Information: 253-4680

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MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.:

Crazy After Calculus: Humor at MIT. The history of MIT "hacks."

Doc Edgerton: Stopping Time. Photographs, instruments and memorabilia documenting the invention and use of the strobe light by the late Harold E. Edgerton ScD '27.

Holography: Artists and Inventors--The Museum of Holography Moves to MIT. In 1993, the MIT Museum acquired the complete holdings of the Museum of Holography in New York--the largest and most comprehensive collection of holography in the world. The show will explore the history of holography as well as technical and artistic applications. Curated by renowned holographers Professor Stephen Benton, head of MIT's Program in Media Arts and Sciences, and Betsy Connors, a former fellow with the MIT Center for Advances Visual Studies, graduate of and former instructor with the MIT Media Lab's Spatial Imaging Group.

Public reception: March 5, 2-5 p.m.

Light Sculptures by Bill Parker '74. Vivid interactive light sculptures, each with its own personality and set of moods.

Math in 3D: Geometric Sculptures by Morton G. Bradley Jr. Colorful revolving sculptures based on mathematical formulae.

MathSpace. Hands-on exploration of geometry is the theme as visitors tinker with math playthings.

(Ongoing)

Tues-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 1-5

Thomas Jefferson and the Design of Monticello. The MIT Museum celebrates the 250th anniversary of Jefferson's birth with an unprecedented exhibition documenting the design evolution of Monticello.

Feb. 10 through April 24.

Free to members of the MIT community, seniors, and children under 12. For all others there is a requested donation of $2.

Information: 253-4444

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Strobe Alley:

Optical Alchemy. Full-color fluorescent photographs of corals and anemones by Charles H. Mazel SM '76, a research engineer in the Department of Ocean Engineering, taken at night during underwater dives. Matched pairs of images offer a comparison between the subject under "normal" reflected-light photography and under illumination with ultraviolet light.

(Ongoing)

Information: 253-4444

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Hart Nautical Gallery,

55 Massachusetts Ave.:

Course 13, 1893-1993: From Naval Architecture to Ocean Engineering. Exhibition includes historic photos, models, and computer graphics, and highlights a sampling of current research including that performed by the department for Bill Koch's '62 successful America's Cup campaign with America3.

(Ongoing)

Boston Fisheries 1900-1920. Photographs documenting Boston's T Wharf area.

Weekdays 9-8

Information: 253-5942

Film

Japanese Friday Nights at the Flicks. The Go Masters (1984), the story of the rise of a master gamesman during wartime. A Sino-Japanese collaboration. In Japanese and Chinese with English subtitles. Ugetsu Monogatari (1953), a tale of vanity, ambition, and civil war in the 16th century in eerie fable form. Starring Machiko Kyo. A not-to-be-missed 1953 classic. In Japanese with English subtitles. Sanjuro Sugata (1943), the creation of judo in early Meiji Japan. In Japanese with English subtitles.

March 11, 7 p.m.-midnight. Room 1-390.

Information: 253-2839

Lectures

Construction Technology: The Handmaiden of Jefferson's Architecture. Lecture by John Mesick, AIA, principal: Mesick, Cohen, Waite Architects of Albany, NY.

March 6, 6 p.m. MIT Museum

Information: 253-8329

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Architecture Lecture Series. "Rethinking the Project of Modernity in Turkey: The Turkish Option in Comparative Perspective." Lecture by Ernest Gellner, Cambridge of London.

March 10, 4:30 p.m. Room 9-150

Information: 253-7791

Music

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. Contemporary big-band led by MIT Lecturer Mark Harvey. This concert will feature the recent extended work for jazz orchestra, Passages/Psalms II, as well as other original compositions by Harvey. Also appearing in the group are Charles Marge SM '86 and Associate Provost for Institute Life Samuel J. Keyser.

March 5, 8 p.m. Harvard-Epworth Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

Donation: $8

Information: 253-8778

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Affiliated Artist Series. Vocal recital by soprano Margaret O'Keefe and composer/pianist Charles Shadle featuring works of Mozart, Shadle, Brahms, Faur, Rorem, Persichetti, Hayes, Copland, Rochberg, Finney, and Barber.

March 5, 8 p.m. Killian Hall

Information: 253-2826

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Sixth Annual New England Collegiate Jazz Festival. Hosted by James O'Dell, director of the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble. Phil Woods and Herb Pomeroy, guest artists/clinicians. For the first time MIT hosts this annual festival which provides college level ensembles the opportunity to perform and listen to other groups while receiving constructive adjudication from leaders in the field of jazz education.

March 5. Kresge Auditorium

Information: 253-2826

The following events are included:

Performances: Ten New England college and university jazz ensembles. Phil Woods and Herb Pomeroy will serve as adjudicators, providing written and verbal comments during and preceding each ensemble performance.

9 a.m.-12 noon, 2-5 p.m.

Clinic: By Woods and Pomeroy for all participating band members and their directors. Open to the public.

1-2 p.m.

Admission: $5

Concert: As guest artist of the Collegiate Jazz Festival, Woods will perform with the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble and two bands selected from the day's adjudication process.

8 p.m.

Admission: $5

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Phil Woods Quintet Lecture/Demo for Public School Students. Activity bringing together public school musicians who are currently performing in a jazz ensemble or small combo, are working on improvisation skills, are enrolled in a history of jazz course, and/or have a keen desire to learn more about chamber music performance dynamics. Open to the public.

March 7, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Kresge Auditorium

Information: 253-2826

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Phil Woods Quintet Clinic with the MIT and Harvard University Jazz Bands. Tom Everett, host. Featuring performances with the Quintet and a question and answer session.

March 7, 6-9 p.m. Harvard University

Information: 253-2826

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18th-Century Musical Gala. Musicians of the Old Post Road present "Jefferson in Paris: A Concert of Chamber Music." Edith Lalonger will perform the minuet and lead a participatory workshop. Presented in conjunction with the Thomas Jefferson and the Design on Monticello exhibit at the MIT Musem.

March 7, 6 p.m. MIT Museum

Admission: $2

Information: 253-8329

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Phil Woods Quintet Lecture/Interactive Session for Students of Jazz Harmony and Arranging. Students at MIT and other area institutions join the Phil Woods Quintet for a look at the compositions of the resident ensemble and the compositional techniques and styles of the artists.

March 8, Jazz History--12:30-2 p.m.; Jazz Harmony and Arranging--3:30-5 p.m. Killian Hall

Information: 253-2826

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Phil Woods Quintet Concert. An acoustic performance featuring Brian Lynch, trumpet; Jim McNeely, piano; Steve Gilmore, bass; Bill Goodwin, drums; and Phil Woods, saxophone performing original compositions and arrangements by members of the quintet.

March 8, 8 p.m. Kresge Auditorium

Admission: $10 general; $5 students/seniors; free to MIT students and festival registrants

Information: 253-2826

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Chapel Concert Series. The Bach Flute Sonatas. Na'ama Lion, flute; Emily Walhout, viola de gamba; Peter Watchorn, harpsichord.

March 10, 12 noon. MIT Chapel

Information: 253-2906

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MIT Concert Band Tour Finale. John Corley, diretor. John Bavicchi's Canto III, Jack Jarrett's Prelude and Canticle with euphonium soloist Wayne Baumgartner '96, Paul Dickinson's Symphony for Winds (Alan Pierson '96, guest conductor), Mass composed by Adrian Childs '94, and Three Sussex Sketches by Jeffrey Bishop.

March 11, 8 p.m. Kresge Auditorium

Information: 253-2826

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New Music from MIT. Part of the "Windows on MIT" series, this concert looks at MIT's acclaimed Music Section, hosted by Professor Peter Child, featuring presentations by Assistant Professor Evan Ziporyn and Dr. Elena Ruehr of MIT's Music Section. Performance by student ensemble under the direction of Professor Marcus Thompson.

March 15. Cocktails--5:30 p.m.; Dinner--6:15 p.m.; Presentation follows

Preregistration required by March 8

Tickets: $25 MIT Club of Boston members; $30 non-members

Information/registration: 253-8222

Poetry

Poetry at MIT Series. William Corbett and Susan Donnelly read from their own works. Sponsored by the MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies, the Literature Section.

March 10, 7:30 p.m. Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street

Information: 253-7894

Theater

MIT Shakespeare Ensemble. Love's Labour's Lost, by William Shakespeare.

March 10-12, 17-19, 8 p.m. Sala de Puerto Rico

Admission: $7 general, $5 MIT students with ID

Information: 253-2903

** All events free unless otherwise noted **

Campus Arts appears in The Tech every Friday. If you would like your MIT arts event to be included in future listings, call Ann or Michael at 253-1541 or send e-mail to arts@the-tech.mit.edu.