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CAKE

August 22, 2013 - 8:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

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STOMP

September 3, 2013 - 8:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

STOMP is explosive, provocative, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments—matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps—to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” See what all the noise is about!

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STOMP

September 4, 2013 - 8:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

STOMP is explosive, provocative, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments—matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps—to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” See what all the noise is about!

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Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

September 6, 2013 - 8:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

A testament to the power of perseverance, Brooklyn-based singer Charles Bradley is a commanding soul artist who gives new meaning to the phrase “the voice of experience.” Inspired by seeing James Brown live at the Apollo in the 1960s, Bradley spent the next 48 years stoking the flame of his unfulfilled music career. Emerging from obscurity only recently, Bradley received rave reviews for his striking debut album No Time for Dreaming (Daptone Records), which was one of Rolling Stone’s Top Albums of 2011.

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Sara Bareilles

September 8, 2013 - 8:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

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Jimmy Cliff and special guest Ethan Tucker

September 10, 2013 - 8:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

Many Rivers Crossed Tour – Stories behind the music

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Alonzo King LINES Ballet

September 12, 2013 - 8:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

Alonzo King is one of the few bona fide visionaries in the ballet world today” (San Francisco Chronicle). His dynamic choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary dancers of LINES, continues to develop a new language from classical forms and techniques. Collaborating with noted composers, musicians and visual artists from around the world, King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with exciting, new expressive possibilities.

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Boz Scaggs

September 19, 2013 - 8:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

Before Grammy Award-winning rock legend Boz Scaggs hit it big with multi-platinum albums such as Silk Degrees, he was honing his guitar chops in the South with the likes of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Duane Allman. His latest album, Memphis represents a musical homecoming, with Scaggs recording classic R&B covers and new originals under the auspices of Al Green’s legendary producer.

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Drew Carey

September 20, 2013 - 8:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

A comedy icon and television legend, Drew Carey starred in The Drew Carey Show, followed by the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and appearances in numerous television series and films. He has also hosted The Price Is Right since 2007. Drew takes the stage at CenterArts for a special performance that will remind everyone how he first made his mark—with hilarious, no-holds-barred stand-up comedy!

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Paul Ehrlich

October 1, 2013 - 7:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

HSU Centennial Speakers Series

Author of The Population Bomb and an American biologist and educator, Paul Ehrlich is the Bing Professor of Population Studies in the Department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University.

Special event highlighting Big Ideas in celebration of HSU’s 100th birthday!

While there is no admission charge for this lecture, tickets are required and are available at the CenterArts Ticket Office.

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Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

October 3, 2013 - 8:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

Four decades into a remarkable career spanning country, pop and folk, Emmylou Harris' music remains as heartfelt, visionary and as vital as her early classic recordings. Harris performs with acclaimed songwriter Rodney Crowell in celebration of Old Yellow Moon, their new duet release. Brimming with lush harmonies, the duo practically celebrates heartbreak performing Crowell originals and revivals of songs by Roger Miller, Kris Kristofferson and more.

“There are legendary country singers, and then there’s Emmylou.” — Time Out New York

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Van Cliburn Gold Medalist

October 8, 2013 - 8:00pm
Fulkerson Recital Hall, Music Bldg.

"The winner of the Cliburn, a once-every-four-years event, can lay claim to the title of best young piano player in the world." --The Post Standard
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Reggie Watts

October 17, 2013 - 8:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

Spectacularly original comedian/musician/performance artist Reggie Watts spins out riotous, stream of consciousness monologues laced with improvised songs he creates on-the-spot, using only his voice and a looping machine. Blending and blurring the lines between comedy and music with his unique lyrical style, LA Weekly calls Reggie “the most wildly inventive new talent of the past five years.”

“Reggie Watts is the Coolest Comedian on the Planet.”    —GQ

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Peter Singer

October 25, 2013 - 7:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

HSU Centennial Speakers Series

Considered one of the most influential contemporary philosophers alive today, Peter Singer is internationally known for his books Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, The Expanding Circle, and most recently, The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter.

Special event highlighting Big Ideas in celebration of HSU’s 100th birthday!

While there is no admission charge for this lecture, tickets are required and are available at the CenterArts Ticket Office.

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New York Gypsy All-Stars

November 1, 2013 - 8:00pm
Kate Buchanan Room, University Center

Uniting virtuosi from throughout the Eastern European diaspora, forged in the halls of the world's best conservatories, The New York Gypsy All-Stars cover the world rhythmically and harmonically. Led with Roma-inspired zeal by classically trained, traditionally-raised, Macedonian clarinet wonder Ismail Lumanovski, the group never loses its sharp musical focus, astounding chops and true spirit of their Gypsy namesakes.

“A blast of raucous party music!” — Chicago Reader

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Andrew Bird & Special Guests

November 18, 2013 - 8:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

Early jazz, country blues, gypsy music—all of these early influences still percolate within Andrew Bird's unique brand of indie-pop, but he has established a sound that is distinctly his own. Using a looping pedal, violin, and his unearthly talent for whistling, Bird creates densely layered sonic creations onstage. He has performed at such prestigious venues as New York's Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Coachella and Austin City Limits festivals.

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Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt, An Acoustic Evening

November 20, 2013 - 8:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

Two of America’s most respected musicians share the stage, playing separately and together, in this intimate “songwriter-in-the-round” performance. Grammy Award-winning Lyle Lovett is a ceaselessly creative individualist who writes thoroughly original, razor-sharp songs full of naked introspection and ironic whimsy. And of course, he’s also got the coolest hair this side of Kentucky. John Hiatt, who is revered as much for his compositions as he is for his popular CDs, has had his stellar songs covered by everyone from Bonnie Raitt to Jewel.

 

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Naomi Klein

December 6, 2013 - 7:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times and #1 international bestseller The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Klein is also a contributing editor for Harper’s, a reporter for Rolling Stone and writes a regular column for The Nation and The Guardian. A powerful and provocative voice, she translates the power of her pen into highly engaging talks.

 

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Pink Martini

December 8, 2013 - 8:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

Portland’s “little orchestra” Pink Martini returns with what bandleader Thomas Lauderdale calls another “rollicking around-the-world musical adventure.” The multilingual über-hip ensemble is part romantic Hollywood film, part musical archeologist and part red-hot samba parade, wildly diverse yet magically exhilarating.

“Swiftly intoxicating and elegantly chilled.”                   —The Telegraph

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An Evening With Willie Nelson & Family

December 14, 2013 - 8:00pm
Van Duzer Theatre, Theater Arts Bldg.

Don’t miss your chance to see the legendary Willie Nelson in an intimate venue.

The iconic Texan is the creative genius behind historic recordings like "Crazy," "Hello Walls," “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.”  His career has spanned six decades.  His catalog boasts more than 200 albums.  He's earned every conceivable award and honor to be bestowed a person in his profession.  He has also amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.

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