The performing arts series at shepherd university 2013 - 2014 season calendar

All performances are at 8 p.m. at Shepherd University’s Frank Center Theater.

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Corey Harris

Corey Harris

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

" … nourishing the American soul." Acoustic Delta blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Corey Harris plays music in the blues tradition with additional influences from reggae, soul, rock, and West African music. Recipient of a 2007 MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Award," Harris has recorded, and toured with B.B. King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, and the Dave Matthews Band. www.coreyharrismusic.com

$15 (general public), $10 (seniors/Shepherd staff), $5 (children). Free for Shepherd students with valid Rambler ID.

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Frank X Walker

Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Project featuring Frank X Walker

Monday, Sept. 23 - Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

Kentucky Poet Laureate, editor of the journal PLUCK!, and the Director of the African American and Africana Studies Program at the University of Kentucky, Frank X Walker invented the term "Affrilachia" and has contributed to a movement to broaden the public's understanding of the rich history of African-Americans in Appalachia

For a complete listing of events, visit the WiR website: www.shepherd.edu/ahwirweb

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Frank X Walker

18th Annual Appalachian Heritage Festival

Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

Celebrate the past and the future of Appalachia with words and music to stir the heart featuring masters of tradition like 92-year-old award-winning fiddler Lester McCumbers and rising talents like Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line. Free workshops are held all day on Saturday.

Friday: Gospel, Literature & Bluegrass — Old-Time Chelsea McBee and The Random Assortment, The Hillbilly Gypsies, and more.

Saturday: Old-Time, Bluegrass & Americana — Lester McCumbers, Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line, and John Lilly.

For a complete schedule of workshops and events, visit: www.shepherd.edu/passweb

Festival Pass (both concerts): $20 (general public), $15 (seniors/Shepherd staff), and $5 (children). Free for Shepherd Students.

Single Concert Ticket: $15 (general public), $10 (seniors/Shepherd staff), $5 (children). Free for Shepherd students with valid Rambler ID.

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The Andy Statman Trio

The Andy Statman Trio

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

"Andy Statman, clarinet and mandolin virtuoso, is an American visionary … "  — The New Yorker Co-sponsored by the Friends of Music and PASS, Andy Statman is a Grammy-nominated clarinetist and mandolinist who was honored with a National Heritage Fellowship in 2012. He has performed with Izhak Perlman, Bela Fleck, Jerry Garcia, and Ricky Skaggs. Whether playing Klezmer, bluegrass, or jazz, Statman is universally recognized as one of the world's premier multi-instrumentalists: www.andystatman.org/The_Andy_Statman_Trio

Tickets: $15 (general public), $10 (seniors/Shepherd staff), $5 (children). Free for Shepherd students with valid Rambler ID.

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Children of Uganda

Children of Uganda

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

"It was euphoric. Along with art, Children of Uganda is a celebration of dignity."  — The New York Times The Children of Uganda's Tour of Light shares the brilliant music, dance, and cultural history of Uganda while raising awareness about the country's orphan crisis and HIV/AIDS. The troupe of performers, ranging from ages 10 to 22, has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as well as at hundreds of venues across the country. www.childrenofuganda.org

Tickets: $15 (general public), $10 (seniors/Shepherd staff), $5 (children). Free for Shepherd students with valid Rambler ID.

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Ballet Hispanico

Ballet Hispanico

Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014

"The Latin-American experience at last has a voice."  — The New York Times Now in its fourth decade, Ballet Hispanico is America's preeminent Latino dance organization. Now led by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispanico has grown from its grassroots origins to become a world-class institution that explores, preserves, and celebrates Latino cultures through dance, thrilling audiences with its magnetic energy, vivacious choreography, and sheer passion. www.ballethispanico.org

Tickets: $20 (general public), $15 (seniors/Shepherd staff), $5 (children). Free for Shepherd students with valid Rambler ID.

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Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C.

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C.

Sat., Mar. 22, 2014

PASS is pleased to partner with Shepherd's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs to present the 100+ voices of the Gay Men's Chorus. Now in its 33rd season, the chorus is dedicated to both artistic excellence and social justice education. www.gmcw.org

Tickets: $15 (general public), $10 (seniors/Shepherd staff), $5 (children). Free for Shepherd students with valid Rambler ID.

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artistic excellence, diversity, and opportunities for learning are at the heart of our mission

Join the Performing Arts Series at Shepherd for another year of extraordinary arts experiences designed to inspire and extend learning opportunities across our regional community.

Did you know that ticket sales cover only about 10 percent of the cost of most events? PASS performances and outreach programs for children and community members are made possible by Shepherd students through Student Activity Fees allocated by the Student Government Association. Additional financial support for some programs is provided by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the West Virginia Humanities Council, and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts.

All of the events listed in the PASS season feature additional opportunities to engage with the artists. For more information about workshops and masterclasses, contact Rachael Meads, Director of Student Activities and Leadership, at rmeads@shepherd.edu To learn more about arts opportunities in our community, visit our website for links to the wonderful arts organizations that make Shepherdstown such a vibrant community: www.shepherd.edu/passweb

How to Order Tickets

Buy Tickets

Performing Arts Series at Shepherd tickets are available for purchase at the Shepherd University Bookstore.

Store Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Bookstore is located on the ground level of the Student Center (210 N. King Street), directly across the street from the Scarborough Library. Shop online at www.shepherdbook.com

In Person

Tickets may be purchased using cash, checks, or VISA, MasterCard, or Discover at the Shepherd University Bookstore until 4 p.m. on the day of the event or the last business day prior to the event. Tickets may also be purchased at the Frank Center Lobby Box Office one hour before each performance (if the show is not already sold out).

Via the Internet

Tickets may be purchased using VISA, MasterCard, or Discover at the Shepherd Bookstore webstore. Just visit, www.shepherdbook.com and click on the Performing Arts Series at Shepherd box. Follow the instructions and your tickets will be held for pick up at the Frank Center Lobby Box Office on the night of the performance. Note: Online ticket orders will be accepted through NOON the day of the performance. After this point, patrons should purchase them in person at the Student Center or at the Frank Center Lobby Box Office one hour before the performance.

Over the Phone

Tickets may also be purchased with VISA, MasterCard, or Discover over the phone by calling the Shepherd Bookstore at 304-876-5219. Phone purchases will be held under the purchaser's name for pick up at the Frank Center Lobby Box Office on the night of the performance. Reservations are not accepted without payment.

Pricing

Ticket prices vary from event to event, reflective of the production costs for the performance. Shepherd students with a valid Rambler ID may receive one free ticket to all PASS events while tickets last at the Shepherd Bookstore.

Special Accommodations

Shepherd University is committed to making all of its programs, services, and activities accessible to persons with disabilities or special needs. To assure that we are prepared to accommodate your needs, please contact Rachael Meads at rmeads@shepherd.edu or 304-876-5113 to make a request at least 7 days prior to the event.

Seating

All seating is general admission/non-reserved. Doors usually open for seating at 7:30 p.m.