Posts Tagged ‘Hendricks Chapel’
Despite the fact that has an Academy Award, Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award, Forest Whitaker may still be one of the most underrated actors of his generation. The guy has always made an impression in film roles, such as Good Morning Vietnam, where he mixed-it up with Robin Williams to The Butler, where he embodied the class and stoic dignity of Cecil Gaines. And who can forget his more lighthearted characters like Jefferson (Fast Times at Ridgemont High) and Jackson (A Rage in Harlem).
To learn about Whitaker’s humanitarian work, check out this clip.
Anna Deavere Smith breathed life into several characters during her lecture/performance at Syracuse University on Tuesday afternoon. She almost perfectly embodied the conversational cadence and idioms of former Gov. Anne Richards, Rep. John Lewis and theologian Peter Gomes for about an hour.
Maybe her most impressive role was portraying prisoner Paulette Jenkins for a piece called “Mirror to her Mouth”. This sobering tale, filled with domestic violence, murder and regret, moved the crowd toward an almost religious silence.
This year will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Pan Am 103 Lockerbie Air Bombing.
The tragedy has permanently linked the city of Syracuse with Lockerbie.
At SU they call it Remembrance Week and events kicked off last weekend. Senior Erin Carhart helped organized a candlelight vigil tonight that began at Hendricks Chapel with speeches and concluded at the Wall of Remembrance with silence.
For a list of the activities for the 25th Anniversary Commemoration of Pan Am Flight 103 at SU, click here.
To hear some of the audio from tonight’s program, click the link below (Orange Appeal Singers with senior Tim Chang on the beatbox).