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Embry-Riddle’s Arts & Letters Committee to Host Performances of Othello, History of Rock Music

Daytona Beach, FL, January 28, 2014

Embry-Riddles Arts and Letters Committee to Host Performances of Othello History of Rock Music

Othello and Desdemona

Back by popular demand, the American Shakespeare Center and the Chris Hiatt Experience will return to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to present two performances in February. Both events are sponsored by Embry-Riddle’s Arts & Letters Committee and will be open to the public at the university’s Daytona Beach Campus located at 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.

Monday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.
Willie Miller Instructional Center, Gale Lemerand Auditorium
Co-sponsored by Embry-Riddle President John P. Johnson, the American Shakespeare Center will perform The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. This classic work revolves around Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army; his new wife, Desdemona; and his trusted but treacherous ensign, Iago.  Written more than 400 years ago, the play and its themes of racism, love, jealousy and betrayal are still relevant today. Early arrivers will be treated to a catered reception at 6 p.m. Embry-Riddle EAGLEcard holders may obtain free advance tickets from Humanities professors. All others must purchase $5 tickets in advance at the Embry-Riddle Cashier Office, Tomcat Annex, Modular Building 30-A, Room 102. Tickets will not be sold at the door. 

Chris Hiatt

The History of Rock Music
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m.
John Paul Riddle Student Center
Visiting campus for the third time, the Chris Hiatt Experience will present a lecture/performance titled “Rock ‘N’ Roll 101: The History of Rock Music.” Guitarist Chris Hiatt and his bandmates have been called the Human Jukebox for their ability to play a wide range of rock classics. Admission is free with Embry-Riddle EAGLEcard. All others may purchase $5 tickets at the door.

CONTACT: Beth Smith, (386) 226-6668.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Van Buren, Assistant Director of Communications, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.; (386) 226-6525;

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