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Spotlight for week of February 28

Rhodes College

The weather has been quite unpredictable this winter, but both of our events this week are indoors and in person. Bring your mask and proof of vaccination.

First, send out the month of February with a reflective night of great music. Tonight, at 7:30pm, join the Rhodes College Music Faculty and the students from their Psychology of Music class. As an audience member, you’ll hear several performances designed to evoke an image or emotion. You’ll then be asked to discuss the experience: what you saw or felt and why or how the music affected you in this way. The performers will participate in this discussion as well, discussing what musical instruments or devices can be used to evoke certain ideas.

Then, you can ring in Women’s History Month by learning about some of our city’s most influential (and unknown) female figures. On Sunday, March 6th, at 2pm, Elmwood Cemetery is hosting an indoor presentation on “The Wonderful Women of Elmwood.” Executive Director Kim Bearden will talk attendees through the stories of medical leaders, writers, holy women, Civil Rights leaders, and more. These women had a impact on our city that we still feel today, and it’s time to know their stories.

For the directions and links to these and other lifelong learning opportunities in Memphis, please find us on Facebook or check out our website.

Dr. Laura Loth is the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Director of the French and Francophone Studies program at Rhodes College. She teaches courses in French and Francophone literatures, cultures, and cinema. She received her BA from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. You can email her at