Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Modern North American Halloween customs, including trick-or-treating, have their origin in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic harvest festival. The Celts viewed the year as split between the warm, bright summertime and the dark, threatening winter. The Christian church adapted the old customs to a Christian context.Halloween customs came to North America with Irish immigrants in the 19th century. Professor Suppe, Assistant Chair and Professor of the Department of History, will explore the Celtic origins and evolution of the much-celebrated holiday that we know as Halloween today.
The United States Air Force Concert Band is the premier symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is the largest of six musical ensembles that comprise The United States Air Force Band. Featuring 53 active duty Airmen musicians, the Concert Band performs throughout the United States via biannual tours, live radio, television and Internet broadcasts, as well as at local concerts across metropolitan Washington, D.C. Additionally, Concert Band members perform in smaller chamber ensembles at official military and civilian functions, education outreach events and local concert venues.
Official Selection DISCOVERY New Play Festival 2016This farcical musical takes place in Bunkerville, an underground city, years after a nuclear holocaust. It follows Steve, a self-centered jerk who doesn’t realize it. Tricked by his coworkers to go outside of the bunker, he discovers a wasteland, but one that is oddly bright and beautiful. As his interactions with mutants, Mother Earth cults, and other inhabitants of the new world evolve, Steve discovers new truths about himself, his coworkers and his new surroundings.