March 18, 2014 at the VETS

Professional composers, choreographers, dancers, vocalists and educators have united in bringing forth the lessons of Civil War History. These talented artists have creatively interpreted through lyrics, voice and dance the themes presented in a traveling exhibit, Civil War 150, which is currently on display at the RI State House. Themed performances include: The Nation Divides; The Union is Dissolved; The Cruel War; Turning Points; and The Price of Victory (1864-1865).

This project is a creative collaboration bringing art and history together: The Rhode Island Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission-appointed by the General Assembly to promote understanding of the Civil War; Hearthside House Museum-noted for bringing history to life through its ongoing hosting of Civil War re-enactments in Lincoln; and Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning Through the Words of Those Who Lived It – a national traveling exhibit organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America, and made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

It is our hope that through these impactful performances, the lessons of the Civil War may be remembered for years to come.

This TSETSE Initiative Production “Civil War Beat" made possible through a major grant from: THE VETS FOUNDATION and support from The National Endowment for the Humanities & Advanced Printing Solutions

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Abraham Lincoln and the Fort Adams Trust present
A Tribute to the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln
Friday, April 17, 2015 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street, Newport, RI

To finish the Civil War Sesquicentennial, please join us for a musical-theatrical commemoration in which we honor the valor and devotion of all soldiers who fought in this epic struggle which launched our country into a new era. You will witness scenes from my presidency, including the fateful meeting with my cabinet in September, 1862, when I announced the Emancipation Proclamation, and also the reading of the Gettysburg Address.
You will hear a 46-piece orchestra play period and other music selections including Variations on a Shaker Theme by Aaron Copland, selections from the films Gettysburg and Lincoln by John Williams, and America the Beautiful.
Yours, sincerely,
A. Lincoln

For more information, click here
or contact Fred Zilian (zilianf@aol.com).
For tickets, go to www.janepickens.com.

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