Category: Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center

Gotlieb Center Welcomes Broadway Legend Ben Vereen

October 11th, 2013 in Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Talk 0 comments

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University will host Broadway legend and civil rights activist Ben Vereen for a reception and talk on his life and career on Thursday, October 24th at 6:00 PM.

Vereen, a Tony Award-winner is most often remembered for his performance in Bob Fosse’s Pippin. He has gone on to solidify his place among Broadway royalty with starring roles in such productions as Wicked, Fosse, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, and I’m Not Rappaport. He has shown great versatility and creativity, performing countless one-man shows in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.Ben Vereen Flyer 2013

A legend not only on stage but also on screen, Vereen is best known for his iconic role as Chicken George in the groundbreaking television miniseries Roots. Recently, he guest-starred on Grey’s Anatomy, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. He had a recurring role on the hit CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and has appeared on Webster, OZ, Touched by an Angel, The Nanny, Star Trek – The Next Generation, The Jamie Fox Show, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and many others. Vereen has been in several films including Sweet Charity, All That Jazz, Why Do Fools Fall in Love and Idlewild.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Metcalf Ballroom of the George Sherman Union.

Exhibition of TV Legend Aaron Spelling’s Archive at BU

September 27th, 2013 in Arts, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Talk 0 comments

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will open a new major exhibition, Aaron Spelling: A Retrospective of Prime Time Success, honoring the life and career of legendary television producer Aaron Spelling on Friday, October 4th.  The opening reception will feature remarks from his wife, producer and author Candy Spelling, as well as actor and SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard.  The Gotlieb Center is the repository of Mr. Spelling’s personal archive.

Aaron Spelling is one of television’s most prolific producers, with a record of more than 4,300 hours of television programming, including over 266 hours of movies for television. After forming Thomas-Spelling Productions with Danny Thomas, Mr. Spelling produced several successful television shows, including The Mod Squad and The Rookies. In 1976, he released the hit ABC movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, starring a young John Travolta. Under the banner of Spelling Entertainment, Mr. Spelling produced such iconic television series as Charlie’s Angels, Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Starsky and Hutch, The Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Fantasy Island, Dynasty, Charmed,Twin Peaks and 7th Heaven. He also produced the Emmy Award-winning HBO miniseries And the Band Played On and the television movie Day One.SPELLINGflyerEVENTvitaCAPS

Candy Spelling is a television star, Broadway producer, New York Times best-selling author, wife, mother, designer and blogger. Mrs. Spelling met producer and screenwriter Aaron Spelling when she was eighteen years old and they married in 1968. They had two children who would go on to be actors: daughter Victoria “Tori” Davey and son Randy Gene Spelling.

Ken Howard was first elected national president of Screen Actors Guild in 2009. Re-elected in 2011, Mr. Howard was named co-president of SAG-AFTRA when the two unions merged. Mr. Howard’s has an extensive acting career spanning four decades that includes work on television, movies and the stage in both dramatic and comedic roles. An Emmy and Tony Award winner, he helped create and starred in the television series The White Shadow from 1978 – 1982, and has had recurring television roles on Dynasty, The Colbys, Melrose Place, Crossing Jordan, Murder, She Wrote, The Manhunter and 30 Rock. He has recently appeared as Tip O’Neill in a one-man show According to Tip, at the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, Massachusetts.

The exhibition opening reception will be held at the Gotlieb Memorial Gallery (771 Commonwealth Ave.) from 5:30PM to 7:30PM on October 4th  and is free and open to the public. On Monday, October 7th, the exhibit will open for a limited run. The exhibition can be viewed during normal library hours: Monday-Thursday 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM, Friday 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM – midnight.

Gotlieb Center to host author Tina Sutton

September 13th, 2013 in Arts, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Lectures, Talk 0 comments

The Friends of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University will host Boston Globe fashion columnist and culture and arts writer Tina Sutton for a reception, book signing and talk on Thursday, September 19th at 6:00 PM.

Tina_Sutton_smMs. Sutton will talk about her new book The Making of Markova, a biography of acclaimed ballet choreographer and prima ballerina Alicia Markova. An exhibition of selections from Markova’s archive will be on display.

Alicia Markova (1910 – 2004) was one of the finest classical ballerinas of the 20th century and an innovator throughout her six-decade career. Born Lillian Alicia Marks in London, England, on December 1, 1910, the child dance prodigy made her professional stage debut at age 10. By 14, she was the youngest-ever soloist with Sergei Diaghilev’s famed Ballets Russes, where she worked with many of the greatest creative artists of her time, including George Balanchine, Igor Stravinsky, and Henri Matisse.

Tina Sutton is a culture, arts, and fashion writer for newspapers and magazines, currently The Boston Globe. She has been a writer, researcher, and journalist for over 30 years. She is co-author of The Complete Color Harmony: Expert Color Information for Professional Color Results (2008); and her Color Harmony Compendium: A Complete Color Reference for Designers of All Types recently saw the publication of its 25th anniversary edition (2009).

The book signing, reception, and lecture will be held  in the Metcalf Ballroom of the George Sherman Union at 775 Commonwealth Avenue. Admission is free to members of the Friends of HGARC and students with a BU ID, admission for the general public is $25.

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Lecture & Reception with Award-Winning Author Joseph Finder

April 3rd, 2013 in Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center 0 comments

finder2Local Bostonian, New York Times espionage writer and award-winning author of thrillers, Joseph Finder lives and breathes the real-life and fiction world of spies. This fall, a movie will be released based on his book Paranoia starring Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford. This spring, he’s coming to Boston University as part of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center’s Friends Speaker Series.

On Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00 pm, Finder will be at the Metcalf Ballroom to lead a discussion on his life and career, beginning with his early childhood spent in Afghanistan and the Phillippines. Finder is the author of The Zero Hour, High Crimes, Killer Instinct, Company Man,Vanished, and Buried Secrets. His novel High Crimes was made into the film of the same name starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman.

A reception will follow the lecture as well as an exhibition of his archive on display. This event is free to students with a BU ID.

The Metcalf Ballroom is located on the second floor of the George Sherman Union at 775 Commonwealth Avenue.

For more information, contact the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at 617-353-3696 or at archives@bu.edu.

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Nursing Archives Association Annual Meeting Featuring State Representative Kay Khan

April 3rd, 2013 in Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center 0 comments

Join the Nursing Archives Associates as they celebrate their annual meeting Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30 pm with Massachusetts State Representative Kay Khan, who will give the talk “A Nurse’s Perspective from the Massachusetts Legislature.”

Kay KahnKay Khan is the member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the district of Newton and has served that role since 1995. Khan is the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. Khan is also the founder and co-chair of the legislative Mental Health Caucus, the first of its kind in the country, and founder and co-chair of a task force on Women in the Criminal Justice System and their children, under the Caucus of Women Legislators, of which she was the co-chair in 1998. In recent years, Khan also served on the Commission to End Homelessness.

Khan received her bachelor’s degree from Boston University School of Nursing, and her first job as a nurse, was at Boston Children’s Hospital. She later became an instructor for Boston University School of Nursing undergraduate students on a pediatric rotation. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Boston University and worked in a group private practice in Newton for close to 20 years.

The  Nursing Archives Associates supports the History of Nursing Archives in the preservation of the working papers,correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and histories of important individuals, associations and organizations , both historical and contemporary, who are important in the nursing field, and in making these valuable, unique primary resources available to researchers.

Following Representative Kahn’s talk, complimentary wine & hors d’oeuvres will be provided and there will be a cash bar. RSVP to 617-353-3697 by April 2nd.

The History of Nursing Archives are a valuable part of the holdings of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University. For information about membership, call (617) 353-3696 or visit www.bu.edu/archives

The “Best of the Best” of American Poetry

March 21st, 2013 in Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center 0 comments

25 years ago, poet David Lehman began a quest to document the best of the best of American poetry by creating an anthology that captured the state of the industry in the moment. Featuring veteran and amateur poets, whose work covers a breadth of topics, the “Best of American Poetry” Series has become an annual bestseller. This year, poet-laureates, Guggenheim Fellows, Pulitzer Prize Winners, novices and poetry lovers will unite on Thursday, April 4 at 6:00 PM for the “Best of the Best” of American Poetry, hosted by the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.

This event will fill the halls of the Metcalf Ballroom with award-winning poetry readings hosted by Boston University Best Poetry Flyer 2013 JPGProfessor and three time Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky, the series’ 2013 guest editor.

This year’s featured speakers are several contributing poets to the current anthology, including Carl Phillips, an award-winning poet and current chancellor of the Academy of American Poets; Pulitzer Prize winner Lloyd Schwartz; and Charles Simic, a fellow poet laureate and co-poetry editor of the Paris Review. Boston University Professor and Metcalf Award winner, Rosanna Warren will also be among the speakers.

Copies of the 25th anniversary anthology will be on sale and a book signing with the poets will precede the reading.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Metcalf Ballroom is located on the second floor of the George Sherman Union at 775 Commonwealth Avenue.

For more information, contact the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at 617-353-3696 or at archives@bu.edu

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Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart: Exhibition & Reception

March 21st, 2013 in Arts, Galleries & Exhibits, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center 0 comments

Keith Lockhart Flyer JPGPerhaps no Boston Pops orchestra conductor has brought as varied an array of compositions as Keith Lockhart. From Broadway’s Carousel to the self-produced Red Sox Album, Lockhart’s style, effervescence and ability to connect with audiences have kept him at the conductor’s stand for 17 years. Now, the friends of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center present an exploration of his archive and a discussion with the local legend.

On Wednesday, April 3 at 6:00 PM in the Metcalf Ballroom, Lockhart will discuss his life and career and his work with artists such as John Mayer, Steven Tyler and Sting. A reception will follow and guests will be treated to an exhibition of the Lockhart archive.

This event is free to students with a BU ID.

The Metcalf Ballroom is located on the second floor of the George Sherman Union at 775 Commonwealth Avenue.

For more information, contact the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at 617-353-3696 or at archives@bu.edu.

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The Civil War 150 Years Later: Treasures from the Vault

March 4th, 2013 in Arts, Galleries & Exhibits, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center 0 comments

150 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, in the midst of various civil war anniversaries and commemorative films such as the Oscar-nominated Lincoln, the Howard-Gotlieb Archival Research Center is proud to reveal a new exhibition: “The American Civil War: Treasures from the Vault.”

Via original manuscript pieces such as letters, journals, maps, official documents and publications, the exhibition will explore the causes, reactions, and responses of the American Civil War.

LincolnTreasures from the Vault” uses various perspectives and categories to achieve a broader understanding of the conflict that divided the fledgling Unites States. Artifacts illuminating slavery, emancipation, Abraham Lincoln, his Cabinet, and his assassination, the armies of both sides, the Union navy, and the difficulties faced post-war are on display.

All materials are selected from collections held in the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Among the collections involved, the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts and the First Corps of Cadets present a close view of the part Massachusetts played in the conflict.

“The American Civil War: Treasures from the Vault” will be on display through August 2013 in the Richards-Frost Room on the first floor of Mugar Memorial Library at 771 Commonwealth Avenue. The room is open Monday-Friday from 9 am – 4:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Gotlieb Center at (617) 353-3696 or archives@bu.edu.

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Honoring Alumnus Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15th, 2013 in Alumni, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Lectures, Talk 0 comments

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Boston University will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., who became “Dr. King” by earning a Ph.D. in systematic theology at BU in 1955. The University’s annual ceremony is one of the largest and oldest in the City of Boston, routinely drawing over 1,000 attendees from throughout the community.

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On January 21, the University will hold several events in honor of Dr.King.

Lyrics: Boston University’s Annual Commemoration of MLK Day

The Dean of Students and Howard Thurman Center present Lyrics. This year’s event will reflect on the power of words in many forms. University faculty, staff and students will present spoken word, short talks and dramatic pieces on how words in all of their forms have touched civil rights and how Dr. King’s words have left a legacy that touches our everyday lives. The cast of the Underground Railway Theatre’s staging of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop will present a scene from the play, and Herbert Jones will provide dramatic performances and music.

Location: Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
Time: 1:00 p.m.

For more information about this event, contact Kat Hasenauer Cornetta in the Dean of Students Office at 617-353-4126 or katcorn@bu.edu.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture: Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will host director, producer and Academy Award Winning-actor Forest Whitaker as the speaker for its fourth Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture. Whitaker will be invested as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow. The Gotlieb Center is the repository of Mr. Whitaker’s personal archive and an exhibition of his material will be on display.

Location: Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
Time: 4:00 p.m.

For more information about this event, contact the Gotlieb Center at 617-353-3696 or archives@bu.edu.

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Chef Jacques Pepin to speak at BU

November 28th, 2012 in Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Talk 0 comments

JacquesPepinLearn about the fascinating life and career of world-renowned culinary master Jacques Pépin when the chef visits BU on December 5 for a reception, book signing and talk. During the event, part of the Friends Speaker Series hosted by The Friends of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Pépin will reflect on his career as a famed chef and will sign copies of his newly published book, Jacques Pépin’s New Complete Techniques. Guests are also welcome to browse an exhibition of selections from the chef’s archive.

In addition to being an internationally recognized chef, Pépin has also worked as the host of acclaimed and popular cooking programs on public television and as a respected instructor, prolific author and gifted artist. Pépin currently hosts public television series, “Essential Pépin,” and has previously hosted “Jacques Pépin: Fast Food My Way” and  “Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way.” A close friend to Julia Child, Pépin co-starred in the 1999 PBS series “Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home,” which won a Daytime Emmy in 2001. A former columnist for The New York Times, Pépin writes a quarterly column for Food & Wine and is a faculty member here at Boston University.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Metcalf Ballroom, located on the second floor of the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue. The event is $25 for the public and free for BU students.

For more information, contact Christopher Gately at archives@bu.edu or (617) 353-3696.

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