318 The History of Wake Forest
Locklair, was composed for the fifty-member campus group and dedicated to Kevin
Bowen, director of instrumental ensembles at Wake Forest, and to the University’s
band program. The other, “Empire of Light” by Johan de Meij, was commissioned
by a consortium of eight university bands in the ACC Band Directors Association,
with each institution participating in the premiere by performing it on their own
campuses.
Phil Hanes gave two extraordinary paintings to the University: a Copley
appraised at between $900,000 and $1,000,000, and “Woman in a Spanish Shawl” by
William Merritt Chase, valued at $1,000,000 by Christie’s.
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals played in Wait Chapel on February 26.
Emmy-winner Mike Reiss, producer of The Simpsons, spoke on April 9, and Sat-
urday Night Live star Darrell Hammond, best known for his impression of former
President Bill Clinton, performed on April 24, both sponsored by the Student Union.
T.J. Cross, a nationally recognized comedian who starred in the film Gone in 60 Sec-
onds, headlined the University’s third annual Comedy All-Stars Show.
Darius Songaila
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