Earl David Reed - Secret of my Unsuccess Comedy Tour
with special guest Kayla Kroh
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm
EARL DAVID REED is a trendsetter in the comedy and radio world. Within his 15 years of stand-up comedy, Earl has performed at over 100 comedy clubs and colleges and is a favorite in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Along with his 10 years of morning broadcasting experience and numerous television appearances, his improvisational style has become a favorite of radio and stage audiences all around. Deemed the “ultimate morning show co-host for any format”, he presently can be heard weekday mornings on WQXA 105.7 the X on the Nipsey, Earl and Jen Shade Show. Earl’s point of view always turns out to be an informative and entertaining one. His radio station resume consists of WPLR in New Haven, CT; WCMF in Rochester, NY; KBUL in Salt Lake City, UT; WCAT in Harrisburg, PA; KURR in Salt Lake City, UT. Earl was selected to perform at the GRAND OL OPRYS’ RYMAN AUDITORIUM in Nashville for the filming of “BILL ENGVALLS ALLSTARS OF COUNTRY COMEDY”, a compilation of the country’s top comedians which is out on DVD. Other DVDs include "Laffs from the Hood" and "Straight Trippin' 2". Earl's the only African American comedian with an urban and country DVD out at the same time! Some of his other accomplishments include being a two-time STAR SEARCH winner, appearing on NBC’s FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS, A&E EVENING AT THE IMPROV, FOXS’ COMIC STRIP LIVE, SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, CAROLINE’S COMEDY HOUR, HBO, SHOWTIME and more. He also has filmed a TV pilot for DISNEY called CLASS CLOWNS for DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS. He will soon release his first comedy CD titled “FUNNY N FIT!” Featured in MENS FITNESS MAGAZINE and the cover of SIR MAGAZINE, Earl has transformed himself from an overweight 245 lbs to an amateur bodybuilding trophy winner. EARL DAVID REED’S dynamic presence combined with his hard-driving wit, and improvisational style delivers a performance that leaves radio and comedy audiences breathless and always wanting more.
A portion of the proceeds benefits Leg Up Farm. For more information on Leg Up Farm, visit legupfarm.org
Rick Springfield - Stripped Down
An Intimate Solo Performance of Music & Storytelling
Tue. Mar 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm
For all of his accomplishments as an actor, best-selling author and documentary subject, Rick Springfield has always insisted his first love is music, a passion he’s harbored since first picking up the guitar at the age of 12 in his native Australia.
With 25 million albums sold, 17 top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch,” as well as a 1981 Grammy® for Best Male Rock Vocal win for his No. 1 hit single “Jessie’s Girl” behind him, Springfield has more to say with his latest Universal Music Enterprises release, Songs for the End of the World.
Still playing nearly 100 live shows a year, Springfield’s current musical career renaissance can be traced back to 2004’s Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance and 2008’s UMe bow Venus in Overdrive, which entered the Billboard sales charts at No. 28, his highest debut in 20 years, with Sony Legacy’s 2005 retrospective Written in Rock: The Rick Springfield Anthology sandwiched in between. An Affair of the Heart, a documentary which captured the close ties between Springfield and his fans, came out earlier this year, winning special jury awards at both the Nashville and Florida Film Festivals. He also recently wrote and recorded a new song with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters / Nirvana) along with being a featured guest in Grohl’s new documentary about “Sound City,” the fabled San Fernando Valley recording studio.
With Songs for the End of the World, Rick Springfield continues to do what he does best—applying his sardonic view to life as we live it today, offering a ray of hope in the midst of all the turmoil.
Penn State Baroque Ensemble
Sun. Mar 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm
The Penn State Baroque Ensemble, founded in 2000 is the newest of the University's performing ensembles. A mixture of faculty and string students, it is dedicated to the historically accurate performance of music from the Baroque period. Rehearsals reinforce Baroque performance techniques and stylistic interpretation.
The ensemble is regularly coached and directed by leading early music groups and performers from Europe and America, such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the King's Consort, Florilegium, the Handel and Haydn Society, the Washington Bach Consort, Rebel, the Aulos Ensemble, Apollo’s Fire, the Fitzwilliam string quartet, Modern Musik.
Guest directors have included Cat Mackintosh, Stanley Ritchie, Dan Stepner, Kati Debretzeni, Risa Browder, John Moran, Guy Fishman, Reimar Seidler, Ashley Solomon, Julie Andrijeski, Marc Shachman, and Linda Quan.
The Baroque Ensemble usually performs two concerts a semester both on and off campus. While made up primarily of Graduate Performance majors, it is open to all students, regardless of major, by audition.
For most students this group represents their first experience with playing on gut strings, with period instruments and bows and as such provides a unique learning opportunity within their course of study. Five alumni of the Baroque Ensemble have gone on to become professional historical performers in America and the United Kingdom.
The Ensemble is directed by Penn State Faculty member Rob Nairn, who is also a member of the Juilliard Historical Performance faculty in New York.
Our soloist for the this concert will be Ted Christopher, Baritone, singing Handel Aria's, Corellli, Handel, Geminiani and Biber works for chamber orchestra.
Chanticleer - An Orchestra of Voices
She Said | He Said
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, and named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008, the GRAMMY® award winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrated its 35th anniversary in the 2012-13 season during which it performed more than 100 concerts in 29 of the United States, in Europe, and in the Asia/Pacific region. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer - based in San Francisco - is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music.
Celtic Nights - The Emigrants Bridge
A Night of Music, Song & Dance
Mon. Mar 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm
From the creators of Gaelforce Dance, the "unmissable two hour spectacular (that) has brought audiences to their feet all around the world" (The Guardian, England) comes a brand new show in celebration of song. Celtic Nights expertly weaves together the lilting melodies and plaintive lyrics of the rich Celtic heritage to tell the story of a people. In this stirring tale of the Celtic experience, the audience is invited to travel along on a journey of hope and promise. You will be transported in time through traditional ballads, vivid choreography and the story of people struggling to find their place in a changing world.
Celtic Nights is a unique show which features both the finest male and the finest female voices of the Celtic world, showcased against a thundering backdrop of expert dancing and musicianship. In this glittering production, six of the Celtic world’s most prominent vocal talents are complimented by six of its most accomplished step dancers. This creates an exhilarating picture of proud Celtic people who dared to dream big, and doggedly carved out a home in the New World. In Celtic Nights, their story is told, through the power and majesty of music and the hypnotic fury of dancing feet.