Studio Season - Cabaret

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 7:30pm

The Studio Season goes online this year!

The Musical Theatre Certificate Cabaret has always been a space for students to bring whatever they want to the table. To showcase new repertoire, sing their favorite songs, and test out wild ideas that don't fit into our regular curriculum. This semester, it's more interesting than ever before, as performers take their songs into their living spaces. Enjoy a night of songs from our kitchens, our bathrooms, our bedrooms, and our backyards - our stage for the time being. 

Mobilizing the Arts in a Crisis: The WPA's Lessons For Today

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 7:00pm

The Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences series Crises and Creating Social Change examines the Works Progress Administration "back to work" programs for artists during the Great Depression, notably the Federal Theatre Project and Federal Music Project.

Join Professors of Theater Herman Farrell and Nancy Jones, Professor of History David Hamilton, Emily Moses from the Kentucky Arts Council, and Professor Emeritus of Musicology Ron Pen as they explore ways in which these programs could be models for our response to COVID and economic crises.

MacAdam Lecture - Live--In Person! The Beatles as Performers, 1963-1966

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Based on material from his new book In Concert: Performing Musical Persona, Dr. Phillip Auslander of Georgia Tech will discuss The Beatles concert appearances from 1963-66.

Join the 2020 Musicology Colloquia Zoom
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Appalachia Online - Sam Gleaves

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 12:00pm

Appalachia in the Bluegrass goes online this year with weekly streamed performances!

Sam Gleaves was born and raised in Wytheville, Virginia where he began playing music as a teenager with the help of local mentor Jim Lloyd, a multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and barber. Lloyd introduced Gleaves to nationally recognized ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams who shared with Gleaves the old “love songs” of her community tradition. Rooted in Appalachian sounds, Gleaves’ songwriting sings of contemporary rural life and social issues.

Appalachia Online - CornMaiz

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:00pm

Appalachia in the Bluegrass goes online this year with weekly streamed performances!

CornMaiz is a nouveau old-time family string band from Kentucky featuring original music, traditional, old-time tunes from Eastern Kentucky, and unique versions of some famous cover songs.  The band features clawhammer banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass, fiddle, and three part harmonies.  Performances also include the amazing traditional Appalachian dance styles of flat-footing and clogging.  The group has performed at festivals and events throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and in Mexico.