An encore performance by UNCG Spartans Play Dead, a cover band of faculty, alumni and staff, closed the year with festive cheer Saturday night downtown. (In visual at left, Dr. Rebecca Adams welcomes everyone before enjoying the band.)
That performance came on the heels of the daylong academic conference “UNCG Dead Scholars Unite!,” examining the Grateful Dead and Deadheads from various perspectives. It included a reunion of those who participated in UNCG classes that did field study on Deadheads in the summer of 1989.
The year’s “The Sixties” events on campus have included Weatherspoon art exhibitions, UNCG Dance concerts, jazz legend Herbie Hancock, a photography exhibit about the Freedom Riders and Freedom Schools, films and discussions dedicated to protest and music, and much more.
UNCG Theatre and Triad Stage present the musical “Man of La Mancha” at Triad Stage. Tickets are still available, and can be purchased at the Triad Stage box office.
Photos from Saturday’s performance by Martin W. Kane. At top, symposium co-organizer Dr. Rebecca Adams speaks before the cover band plays their opening number, as alumnus David Bryan and vocalist Dr. Melissa Floyd-Pickard look on. Right, a song early in the performance Saturday night, with Dr. Jamie Anderson taking a harmonica solo, alumnus Bob Worrells on guitar, and drummer Jeremy Fountain, an alumnus.
By Mike Harris