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WKU Cultural Enhancement Series


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Cultural Enhancement Series Event Information

Spring Events

Sarah Parcak | Feb. 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. CST in Van Meter Hall

Satellite archaeologist + TED Prize winner

Like a modern-day Indiana Jones, Sarah Parcak uses satellite images to locate lost ancient sites. The winner of the 2016 TED Prize, her wish is to protect the world’s shared cultural heritage.

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 Black Violin | Feb. 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. CST in Van Meter Hall

Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” The band released their major label debut Stereotypes (featuring Black Thought of The Roots and MC Pharoahe Monch) on Universal Music which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kayne West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and has creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys. The band is currently touring the US and Europe, as well as composing the score for Fox’s new series, Pitch, which premiered in fall of 2016.

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 David Sedaris | Apr. 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Van Meter Hall

NPR Humorist and Best-selling Author of Me Talk Pretty One Day and When You Are Engulfed in Flames
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

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