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7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
This concert honors and celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through music, poetry, spoken word, and dance. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Calendar: Rinker Center
Pankaj Kanti Dash will give a presentation on his country of origin, Bangladesh! Bangladesh is a country located in Southern Asia and is bordered by India and Myanmar. Bangladesh is separated from Nepal and Bhutan by the Siliguri Corridor. Some of Bangladesh’s main exports are rice, tute, tea, tobacco, spices, poultry and oil seeds.
6 p.m.
OnceONCE, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Emens Auditorium on January 26, 2017. ONCE, which was also named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards, ran for more than 1,100 performances on Broadway with acclaimed international productions from London and Melbourne to Japan and South Korea.
4 p.m.
From such inauspicious beginnings, John McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folksingers. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations.
4:30 p.m.
Calendar: Grad School
"Meet and Greet" event for current Graduate School students.
7:30 p.m.
RodneyThe Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is composed of some of America's top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. The group is especially dedicated to reaching out to the world's youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams.
7:30 p.m.
Boing BoingBoeing Boieng is a classic farce set in 1960s Paris. Bachelor Bernard is happily engaged to three beautiful stewardesses without any of them knowing about the other two. However, Bernard's Life hits some turbulence when his shy friend is introduced. In short order, all three fiancees are in Paris together, Bernard's friend can't keep straight what lies to tell to whom, and a fiasco ensues.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Student Life
Kamau Bell HeadshotThrough a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance, W. Kamau Bell offers a comedic, topical exploration of the impact of race on American culture and a humorously accurate portrayal of life in the so-called "post-racial" United States. Mr. Bell is an acclaimed comedian and satirist who offers political and social commentary with wit and perspective.
7:30 p.m.
Run Boy RunExisting in the tension between tradition and frontier, Run Boy Run truly exceeds the sum of its parts as touches of classical, jazz, and folk express themselves through the old-time core of the band’s unique sound. Winners of the 2011 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest, Matt Rolland (fiddle, guitar), Grace Rolland (cello, vocals), Bekah Sandoval (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Jen Sandoval (mandolin, vocals), and Jesse Allen (bass) weave a spectacular tapestry of dynamic and beautiful music.
12 p.m.
Calendar: Grad School
Is graduate school for you? This free webinar can help you decide if and how graduate level study can fit into your overall career plan. Two identical sessions start at 12:00pm and 4:00pm (Eastern).
7:30 p.m.
Crumbs from the table of joyThe year is 1950, and while Americans are dealing with post-World War II life, the start of the Cold War, and the looming civil rights movement, the Crump family - father Godfrey and his two daughters Ernestine, 17 and Ermina, 15 - are reeling from the loss of Godfrey's wife and the the girls' mother.
7:30 p.m.
Get the Led OutDubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin," Get The Led Out offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert. GTLO also include a special “acoustic set” with Zep favorites such as “Tangerine” and the “Battle of Evermore” being performed in its’ original instrumentation with guest singer Diana DeSantis joining the band.
7:30 p.m.
Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm."One of the best things I have ever seen!" – David, Denver, CO"Captivating! My heart thumped to every beat." – Jessica, Guam"The BEST show ever!" – Tray, Santa Barbara, CA
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
members of the ensemble CatharsisFew musicians have managed to navigate the richly varied avenues of New York City’s abundant music scene with the same passion and adaptability as trombonist and composer Ryan Keberle. He combines his wealth of influence and experience into a bold group sound with his piano-less quintet, Catharsis. They will perform their one-of-a-kind indie-jazz with songs rich in deep groove, melodic invention and group interaction. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Sharon ShannonSharon Shannon has music at her fingertips....literally! The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion 'cool' in her home country. Renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Classical and Rap.
7:30 p.m.
Taj ExpressTaj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation takes audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. The production is a high energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance, and thrilling live music.
7:30 p.m.
Actress Shayla SimmonsThe Core Ensemble presents "Ain't I a Woman!", a musical and theatrical celebration of four renowned African-American women: Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine Hunter, Sojourner Truth, and Fannie Lou Hamer. Free and open to the public. Co-presented by the School of Music and Multicultural Center.
7:30 p.m.
Beehive: the 60’s Musical is a wild toe-tapping, head shakin’ musical tribute to the rockin’ women who made the music of the ‘60s & ‘70s so special – everyone from Lesley Gore to Janis Joplin, from the Shirelles to the Supremes, Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner. And every woman in between! Beehive includes 40 beloved hits that take you on a fast-paced, light-hearted and memorable look back at the girl groups and soloists of the period.
7:30 p.m.
Shrek The MusicalThe department is pleased to welcome back Sutton Foster to co-direct Shrek The Musical, for which she originated the role of Princess Fiona on Broadway. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, the Tony Award-winning musical features the same beloved characters, with some interesting twists.
7:30 p.m.
Jive AcesHaving become the first ever band to reach the semi finals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 following up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and performances for both the Olympic and Paralympic celebrations, The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK's top Jive & Swing band.
7:30 p.m.
Anna in the TropicsWinner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for drama, Anna in the Tropics is set in 1929 Ybor City, a section of Tampa and the center of the cigar industry. Cigar factory owners continue the tradition brought from Cuba of hiring lectors to educate and entertain while the workers hand-roll cigars. Everyone is excited when a new lector is hired, but when he starts to read the Russian classic Anna Karenina, he unknowingly becomes a catalyst for the listeners, and their lives and relationships begin to spin out of control.
7:30 p.m.
JennysThe Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse—three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Starting as a happy accident of solo singer-songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today's most beloved international folk acts.
7:30 p.m.
CirqueFrom the inventive Cirque Mechanics comes Pedal Punk, a Steampunk inspired acrobatic whirlwind where cycling is the escape from technology obsessed society. In Pedal Punk we experience the excitement, artistry and thrill that occurs when a zany bike shop mechanic interacts with cyclists and bikes and repairs more than broken pieces. He creates wondrous machines that come to live and inspires the cyclist in all of us to unite with our inner Pedal Punk.
7:30 p.m.
This award winning and top rated drum group from Shanghai offers a theatrical drum drama depicting historical and culturally significant drum compositions that present profound insight into unity, human evolution, awareness, wisdom, social commitment, and communication through percussive movements.
7:30 p.m.
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show!
1 p.m.
Calendar: Grad School
Orientation event for new, incoming, on-campus Graduate School students.