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UofL is destination for holiday entertainment, shopping

by UofL Today last modified Nov 21, 2013 11:42 AM

Campus activities don’t stop at the University of Louisville with the end of classes this December. Seasonal music, dance and gift buying are all in store for the public and campus community, starting Dec. 6.

· Ceramic arts students and faculty will offer a semester’s worth of creations for sale at the annual clay sale. Shoppers will find everything from plates, bowls and mugs, to decorative pieces. The sale gives students insight into the business side of art; proceeds benefit the Hite Art Institute’s Ceramics Art Organization and student programming.

Sale dates and hours are Dec. 6, 8 a.m. ‒ 8 p.m., and Dec. 7, 10 a.m. ‒ 2 p.m., Room 136, Studio Arts Building, 2314 S. Floyd St. (at the intersection of Floyd and Warnock streets). For more information, contact Todd Burns, fine arts associate professor, at 502-852-6796.

· UofL Dance Theatre will perform “Clara’s Dream,” the dream sequence of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite” ballet. The show features the Land of Sweets and Cotton Candy, angels and toy soldiers.

Performances are Dec. 6, 7 p.m.; Dec. 7, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission; $10 under age 13 & over age 65. Call 502-852-6878 for tickets. For more information, contact Judy Hake, 502-852-6878.

· School of Music faculty and students will present a special Christmas concert featuring music from the Glenn Miller Orchestra’s recording, “In the Christmas Mood.” Faculty member John La Barbera produced it and arranged the music to sound like music Miller himself would have made post-World War II if he had survived the war. The concert will include selections such as “White Christmas,” “Sleigh Ride” and “The Christmas Song.”

The concert is Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission and $5 for students with a valid ID and will be on sale in December. For ticket information, call 502-852-6907. For information about the concert, contact Mike Tracy, jazz professor, at 502-852-6032.

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