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On Tuesday, June 12, the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble Combo -- Jeff Lieberman (SB 2000) on piano, senior Tom Lada on bass, junior Nathan Fitzgerald on drums, junior Chris Rakowski on tenor saxophone and graduate student Tom Scharfeld on trombone -- will perform at the annual meeting of the MIT Alumni Club of Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center. The combo is being sent to Washington by the Council for the Arts at MIT, members of which are joining the DC Alumni in celebrating the appointment of Michael Kaiser (SM 1977, management) as the new head of the Kennedy Center.

Theater Offensive, whose mission is to show the diverse realities of gay and lesbian lives, is presenting a production of Queer Theory! by Assistant Professor Thomas DeFrantz. According to Theater Offensive, Queer Theory! offers "burlesque showstoppers, biting satirical comedy and giddy original songs all poking fun at how academics cannibalize our 'queer body' to the point where we've been deconstructed beyond all recognition." The show is June 11-13 at 8pm at the Boston Center for the Arts' Black Box Theater (539 Tremont St.). Suggested donation is $8. For more information, call (617) 426 2787 or see Theater Offensive's web site.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 6, 2001.

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