'Opera in Concert'
From the conflicts of royalty to the comic mayhem of masquerading lovers, the College of Charleston Opera's "Opera in Concert" will be performed at 8 p.m. April 18 at the Recital Hall in the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St.
The concert will feature talented and prize-winning singers in four major scenes from opera. It will be a 1- to 1 1/2-hour show for opera lovers and for first-time opera goers, adults and children alike.
Directors for the show are Deanna McBroom and Robert Ivey. Admission is $5 for all patrons, and tickets will be available at the door.
The College of Charleston Friends of the Library will host William Henry Trotter "Bucky" Bush at 6 p.m. April 18 at the Avery Research Center.
His lecture, "Political Dynasties on the Public Stage," will focus on the development of political families and their relationship with the media. Bush is the younger brother of former President George H.W. Bush and the uncle of current President George W. Bush.
The event is free to the public.
Charleston Southern University will present "A Symphonic Celebration" featuring the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Krista Mulcahy, director of bands, at 7:30 p.m. April 18.
Guest performers include Chris Teves, CSU guitar instructor, and Mark Sterbank, CSU director of jazz studies and saxophone instructor.
The concert will be in Lightsey Chapel Auditorium and is free to the public.
L. Jeffrey Perez, executive director of the office of communications and public affairs at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, has been named The Citadel's new vice president of external affairs.
Perez was among more than 50 applicants and three finalists for the position. He succeeds Patricia McArver, who resigned in August 2007 to teach in The Citadel School of Business Administration. She also is director of the college's Oral Communications Lab.
Following McArver's departure, the vice president for communications position was restructured. The vice president for external affairs will be responsible for strategically communicating the college's institutional priorities and will oversee the college's marketing, internal and external communications, media and public relations functions while working closely with The Citadel Alumni Association, The Citadel Foundation and The Citadel Brigadier Foundation.
Perez has been director of the communications and government affairs office at Shawnee State University since November 2005.
A native of Long Island, N.Y., Perez earned his undergraduate degree in U.S. history and diplomacy from Georgetown University. He received a master's degree in American history from State University of New York at Binghamton and a doctorate in American History with a minor in Colonial Latin America from the College of William and Mary.
Perez will start work May 6.
The Citadel Brigadier Foundation will hold its 20th annual Auction & Dinner at 6:30 p.m. April 19 at McAlister Field House on The Citadel campus.
Tickets are $50 per person and include a buffet dinner, open bar, and silent and live auctions. The public may attend. Walk-ups are welcome.