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Pasquerilla Lecture

Pasquerilla Lecture

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Author and critic Stanley Crouch will be the inaugural speaker in the Frank J. and Sylvia T. Pasquerilla Lecture Series, which will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public. No reservations are necessary.

Stanley Crouch has been a contributing editor to The New Republic, is a daily editorial columnist for the New York Daily News, and is a frequent panelist on television and radio talk shows. A jazz critic and essayist, he is the author of Always in Pursuit, The All-American Skin Game (which was nominated for a National Book Critics Award) and Notes of a Hanging Judge. For years a staff writer for the Village Voice, he is artistic consultant to Jazz at Lincoln Center. A recipient of a Whiting fellowship and a MacArthur genius grant, Crouch lives in New York City. Don't the Moon Look Lonesome? is his first novel.

Mr. Crouch has made frequent appearances on Charlie Rose on PBS and on National Public Radio. He also has published essays in the Los Angeles Times and Time. Crouch has fashioned a place for himself as one of America's most outspoken and controversial critics, Robert Boynton of New Yorker magazine said. After 30 years as a poet, playwright, jazz drummer, professor and essayist, Crouch is a rare figure in a narrowly specified intellectual world. He's an independent thinker, unconstrained by affiliation with any camp, creed or organization.

The Frank J. and Sylvia Pasquerilla Lecture Series was established by a family gift in 1999 to bring speakers of renown in all academic disciplines to the area. Upon announcing the gift, Mark Pasquerilla said, Our endowment for a lecture series should
enable large intellectual personalities to visit the area. Imagine Stephen Hawking or a Nobel Prize laureate speaking in Johnstown for the first time. It is important to fill one's life with inspiring, unforgettable moments. Hopefully, our gifts will do this for some of the students at UPJ.

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