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Today is the first day of the rest of your life. It’s also the first Friday of the rest of your Calvin career, and A&E’s here to help you make the most of it with our regularly-scheduled list of happenings about town.

We’ll start with the David Wilcox/Monk Trio show, which won’t happen tonight owing to an accident. But never fear, the devoutly Christian Wilcox (“a near deity in the acoustic music world,” according to Performing Songwriter magazine) will play Wednesday in the FAC with Monk Trio, which features Ric Hordinski, formerly of Over the Rhine, who are near deities in the Calvin College world. The concert happens in the FAC at 8 p.m. $3 for tickets.

The inVISIBLE art exhibit (invisible art? Yeah, nevermind) continues this week with a reception tonight from 7 - 9 p.m. inVISIBLE features work by Lynn Aldrich, John Bjerklie, Guy Chase, and Kevin Newhall. It’s in the Spoelhof Center Art Gallery downstairs and stays up until October 2, and those cracker-and-cheese receptions are fun.

Filmgoers: If you haven’t seen “Citizen Kane,” here’s a chance. Film Arts Committee is showing Orson Welles’s brilliant, revolutionary, worldchanging, greatest-movie-ever-made blah blah yackety schmackety epic, in the Commons Lecture Hall Saturday night at 8 p.m. Rosebud.

They haven’t decided who yet, but someone will put the “Cave” in Cave Café next Wednesday, September 15, at 8 p.m. Cave features local and other artists in the Fish House section of Johnny’s every Wednesday, with the incentive of free coffee. Cool, huh?

PromDateCarBomb, an exhibition by artist Cedar Lorca Norbye, shall continue to explode at Dynamite Gallery Project downtown at 609 Lyon Street. Dynamite’s hours are Thursday and Friday from 3 - 6:30 p.m., Saturday from 12 - 5 p.m., or by appointment: 235-0693.

Friday, Sept 10
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Poet and English professor Lionel Basney passed away on August 21st while on vacation.

See also “In Remembrance,” Features

Tragedy befalls community
Calvin community grieves loss of professor, writer

Lionel Basney -- poet, husband, father and respected professor in the English Department -- passed away on August 21, 1999. While on vacation with his family in Wilmington, N.C., Professor Basney was swimming in the ocean off of Carolina Beach and was pulled under. He was then taken to the hospital, where he was in a coma until the time of his death.

“He was one of the brightest men I ever met,” said Dean Ward, chair of the English Department. “He knew how to cut to the heart of something and express it in a simple and elegant way.”

Basney was a published poet and an environmental activist. Specializing in Shakespeare and 18th century literary criticism, he was known to have a depth of knowledge in many subjects.

“You could hardly mention something he had not read, and he brought all of that intelligence to the classroom,” said Ward.

Outside of academics, Basney was a poet, a gardener, an active member of Church of the Servant, a father of two daughters, Claire and Lauren, and a husband to Ruth. - nvb

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