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Georgetown Alumnus Wins MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

October 2, 2012

Award-winning author Dinaw Mengestu (C’00), Georgetown’s Lannan Chair of Poetics, has won a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation, Georgetown University announced Tuesday.

Mengestu, author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (Riverhead, 2008) and How to Read the Air (Riverhead, 2010), is among this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellows. Each of the MacArthur Grant recipients receive a phone call “out of the blue” that they will each receive $500,000 in no-strings-attached support over the next five years. Read more here.

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Donovan Live at The Hamilton

September 12, 2012

The Hamilton will be “Mellow Yellow” on October 6 when legendary folk-rock pop troubadour Donovan will be performing live.

Donovan began his career as an itinerant folk musician, creating acoustic hits in 1965 with the gentle Catch The Wind and Colours and his version of Buffy Sainte Marie’s protest anthem Universal Soldier before transforming the pop music landscape with a series of enigmatic and wondrous pop masterpieces that continue to be played on radio and television. And throughout his long career of 45 years, Donovan has always been supported by his music publisher, peer music.

Influencing Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison in their guitar styles, and during his career, Donovan played with folk music greats Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan, as well as rock musicians Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones.

In the past five years, Dr. Donovan Leitch has completed the successful album Beat Café; a new box set, Try for the Sun: The Journey of Donovan; and a book, The Autobiography of Donovan: The Hurdy Gurdy Man (Arrow Books). Dr. Donovan Leitch also fulfilled his 40-year interest in Transcendental Meditation by heading up the musical wing of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace.

In 2010 Donovan has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Doors open at 7:00 PM.

For tickets and information, visit The Hamilton.

The Hamilton is located at 600 14th Street, NW. Tel: 202.787.1000

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Art at Paolo's

August 27, 2012

“I believe that growing up in Brasil close to the ocean and seeing all the movement, dancing, and music has a lot to do with my work. I mix the beach—the color of a tropical country with the ‘craziness’ of a city life—in my art,” says artist Fabiano Amin. "We can talk with colors."

Beginning September 2 and running through October 28, 2012 is an exhbit, represented by Zenith Gallery of work by Fabiano Amin and Claudia Cappelle at Paolo's Georgetown.

Meet the artists at a reception September 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Paolo's is located at 1303 Wisconisin Avenue.


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