ARTS & CULTURE
DECEMBER 9 | TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA IN THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVEThe Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will return to the Frank Erwin Center on Dec. 9 with an all new show, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.”
Based on TSO’s multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, the story follows the journey of a young runaway who, on Christmas Eve, breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater seeking shelter from the cold, and the ghostly visions she experiences from that concert hall’s past.
“The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” features such lasting crowd-pleasers as "Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep" and "This Christmas Day."
Church groups of 15 or more SAVE $5 on tickets!* Tickets are available by calling or emailing. Deadline to order tickets is Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. Restrictions apply.
DECEMBER 12 | FIGÚRALO YOUTH EXHIBIT AT MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURE CENTERThe Mexican American Culture Center is proud to present the 2015 Youth Exhibit, Figúralo: Figurative Art. The exhibit is curated by Austin artist and art educator Pilar Castrejon, sculpture and papier-mâché expert. Figúralo features the exploration of artistic mediums through figurines, figurative images and figurative narratives.
Opening Reception is December 12, 4-6 pm Exhibit runs through January 16, in the Sam Z. Coronado Gallery.
DECEMBER 12 | 3 THE HARD WAYSLOKE + BONIFACIO + REI
We are three urban artists, specializing in aerosol paint, oils and acrylics. In our work you will see vibrant color, movement, humor, and unique style. Running the gamut from portrait to abstract, we are street inspired diversity at its best.
Opening Reception is on Saturday, December 12, 4-6 pm. The Exhibit runs through January 16, 2016 in the Mexican American Culture Center.
NOVEMBER 28 | GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER GENEALOGY CENTER PROGRAMSGenealogy Basics Class and Genealogy Seminar every Fourth Saturday of the Month. From 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. we have our Basics Class and from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. we host a Seminar
Come join us for this free programming at the Carver Genealogy Center, 1165 Angelina Street.
This class teaches the basics of genealogy research and requires that participants have computer experience and know how to perform basic computer searches. A RSVP is required for the class. During the Genealogy Seminar, participants will work individually or as a group on eliminating brick walls.
DECEMBER 2 | CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN COOPERATIVES: FILM SHORTS**FILM SHORTS**
Get an inside look at thriving worker-owned cooperatives in Black communities with these two mini documentaries featuring Cooperative Home Care Associates and Mandela Foods.
**TALKBACK with MANDELA FOODS**
Worker-owner, Adrionna, will join us from Oakland, CA to share about the experience of working at Mandela Foods.
The City of Austin is growing, but its Black population is in decline. As the city has grown, so too has economic inequality, which has disproportionately affected Black communities. What can be done to address systemic inequality? For generations, African Americans have experimented with cooperative economics in order to survive and thrive.
Join Cooperation Texas for a unique 3-part series exploring and celebrating cooperative economics in historical and contemporary African American communities.
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DECEMBER 5 | AKAS WINTER WONDERLAND 2015 HONORS BANQUETThe Phi Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. invites you to the third annual “Winter Wonderland AKA Honors” banquet on Saturday, December 5 at the San Marcos Hill Country Event Center located at 107 Center Point Rd. in San Marcos.
The banquet will begin at 4:00 p.m. and doors will open at 3:30 pm. The theme for the banquet is “Winter Wonderland, while honoring individuals and businesses that have and continue to serve the San Marcos community.” The attire is semi-formal.
The public banquet will feature entertainment including a DJ, a comedian performance, games, prizes, and more. Also, local individuals or businesses in the areas of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s national initiatives will be honored and awarded for their contributions and exceptional service.
Dinner, a dessert bar, and one glass of red or white wine will be included with the purchase of each ticket.
Tickets are $75 per person.
DECEMBER 5 | AUSTIN NAACP 50TH DEWITTY/OVERTON FREEDOM FUND BANQUETThe Austin NAACP will host its 50th Annual DeWitty/Overton Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, December 5.
The event will begin at 6:00pm and will be held at the Austin Convention Center in Ballroom D, located at 500 East Cesar Chavez Street. The keynote speaker for this event will be Dr. Paul Butler, of Georgetown University Law School in Washington, DC. Currently, Professor Butler researches and teaches in the areas of criminal law, race relations law, and critical theory. Butler received his BA from Yale University and his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.
Free Valet Parking is available for event guests at the 4th & Trinity entrance. Individual tickets are $75 each; group/table rates available. Please visit our website for more information.
DECEMBER 9 | A HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN THOUGHT AND PRACTICESDr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of the groundbreaking book, Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Thought and Practice, joins us to share her research, insight, and vision for a sustainable economy where Black lives matter.
Dr. Gordon Nembhard, Associate Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of African American Studies at John Jay College of the City University of New Yor is an activist and political economist specializing in community economic development, wealth inequality, Black political economy, popular economic literacy, and community justice. Her research has focused on community- and asset- based economic development and democratic community economics; cooperative economics and worker ownership; racial and economic wealth inequality and wealth accumulation in communities of color.
Join us at the Dickey-Lawless Auditorium at Huston Tillotson University at 7:00 pm.
DECEMBER 12 | FREE HOME BUYING CLASSIf you are thinking about purchasing a home now or in the near future this class may be helpful.
If you do not understand the home buying process from beginning to end - this class is exactly what you need! Prepare to receive the best training from an experienced agent with a wealth of knowledge about Central Texas, as well as a lender and information about the title company’s role and responsibility.
We find that it is important for people to have as must knowledge as possible before making a life changing purchase. Free breakfast provided! Please RSVP because spaces are limited. Call or email to get additional details.
DECEMBER 12 | CASHFLOW 101 - EDUCATION"At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence." - Dr. Booker T. Washington
Free Financial Education - Learn how our Grandparents did so much with so little. Cashflow 101 is a game that introduces people to investing unlike any other.
Come join us for this free event and have fun with family and friends.
- Learn the concepts that the rich know about money, concepts that do not teach you or a school or a university.
- You will learn to leave the "rat race" and that money work for you instead of working for money.
- You will learn to run "risk" investment is not risky when you know what it does. - Improve your CONTEXT related to money
Join us from 1p - 4p on Saturday, December 12 at the Virginia L Brown Recreation Center - 7500 Blessing Ave.
PARTIES, SPECIAL EVENTS & MUSIC
DECEMBER 13 | JAZZ TRUMPETER CHRISTIAN SCOTT PERFORMS IN SAN ANTONIOChristian Scott’s Grammy nominated international recording debut "Rewind That" was called “arguably the most remarkable premiere the genre has seen in the last decade” by Billboard Magazine.
Scott and company will bring a sound they call ‘stretch music’ to the Tobin Center Carlos Alvarez Theater on Sunday, December 13th at 7 p.m. in San Antonio Texas.To charge by phone call 210-223-8624.
DECEMBER 26 | THE BLUE MAN GROUP IN AUSTINGet ready for Blue Man Group to thrill Austin with its high-octane theatrical experience! Escape the ordinary and surround yourself in an explosion of comedy, music, and technology. If you’ve never seen Blue Man Group, it’s a must-see. If you’re already a fan, don’t miss it.
BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “BLUE MAN GROUP is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!” Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that BLUE MAN GROUP is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, BLUE MAN GROUP is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. BLUE MAN GROUP is now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour. From Las Vegas, to Chicago, to New York City and Broadway, this unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget.
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DECEMBER 1 | BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATIONBizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview to opening a small business or evaluating an established business for productive growth in Austin. Orientation includes a detailed overview of the small business services provided by the Small Business Program. Our primary objective is to help entrepreneurs identify local no-cost or low-cost technical assistance in addition to basic business planning concepts.
Join us from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room 2, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110,.
DECEMBER 1 | FINANCIAL LITERACY – BUILDING AND MAINTAINING GOOD CREDITSearching for ways to raise your credit score? Learn strategies for improving your credit score and use your credit wisely.
Join us from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room 2, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110.
DECEMBER 4 | ROADMAP TO SUCCESS: HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLANYou would never start out on a long road trip with no directions, so why would you start your business with no map to take you where you want to go?
This course provides a practical, step-by-step instruction in how to develop a business plan for a small start-up business or the expansion of an existing business.
Upon completion, a business plan can be submitted to a financial institution or private investor for funding or used for implementation. Emphasis will be placed on a plan's components, format, marketing and financial projections and analysis. This class will teach you how to review all the various components of a business plan and apply learned concepts in developing a plan for your own business.
Join us from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. $50 registration includes light refreshments.
DECEMBER 8 | BUSINESS STRUCTURE: FORMING AND MAINTAINING A BUSINESS ENTITMany factors must be considered when choosing the best form of business ownership or structure. Whether you are an individual owner or a partner, the choice you make impacts multiple aspects of your business, including taxes, personal liability, ownership succession, and others.
It's not a decision to be entered into lightly - or one that should be made without sound counsel from business experts. In this session, you will receive an in-depth analysis of the most common entity types for Texas businesses and the types of documentation associated with those entity types. You will also have an opportunity to have your questions answered.
Join us from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. $30 registration includes light refreshments.
DECEMBER 9 | BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATIONBizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview to opening a small business or evaluating an established business for productive growth in Austin. Orientation includes a detailed overview of the small business services provided by the Small Business Program.
Our primary objective is to help entrepreneurs identify local no-cost or low-cost technical assistance in addition to basic business planning concepts.
Join us from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the Dan Ruiz Public Library, 1600 Grove Rd.
FMI: web | tel: 512.974.7800
DECEMBER 10 | HIGH-IMPACT MARKETING: 10 LOW-COST STRATEGIES FOR BIG SALESHigh-Impact Marketing: 10 Low-Cost Strategies for Big Sales Returns provides practical, step-by-step instruction in how to use low-budget marketing techniques to get your message out to your customers on a regular basis, and watch sales revenue grow. Because your customers need to hear your message at least seven times to influence their buying decisions, low-cost marketing techniques help to stretch your marketing dollars and repeat your core message often enough to make an impact.
Join us from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. $40 registration includes light refreshments.
DECEMBER 11 | QUICKBOOKS - INTRODUCTIONWhether you are a brand new user looking to master the fundamentals of QuickBooks, or an existing user wishing to take your QuickBooks knowledge to another level, the QuickBooks Basic seminar can help you improve the way you use QuickBooks accounting software to manage your business.
This seminar covers accounting basics, tracking revenue and expenses, bank reconciliation and file setup using QuickBooks Pro accounting software. Don't waste time through trial and error learning. If you want to reduce frustration, and increase accuracy in your business, this training is for you.QuickBooks 2015 software will be loaded onto the PCs provided for you during the class session. Software or Mac computers are not provided for students during this training session.
Join us from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. $95 registration.
DECEMBER 15 | BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATIONBizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview to opening a small business or evaluating an established business for productive growth in Austin. Orientation includes a detailed overview of the small business services provided by the Small Business Program.
Our primary objective is to help entrepreneurs identify local no-cost or low-cost technical assistance in addition to basic business planning concepts.
Join us from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110.
DECEMBER 16 | BIZOPEN ORIENTATIONThe BizOpen Orientation provides a general overview of the potential steps in the City of Austin's development process. The objective is to help you identify which processes are relevant to your business location development, and how to navigate the steps in a timely and efficient manner.
Material will cover the following: Development Assessment, Land Use and Zoning, Site Plan Review, Building Plans and Permits, and Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy.
Join us from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM in the Client Services Room, One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd. 13th Floor.
JANUARY 6 | SETTINGS GOALS FOR SMALL BUSINESS EXCELLENCESetting Goals for Small Business Excellence provides a hands-on, step-by-step instructions for establishing goals and strategies, defining core values. The purpose of this class is to provide business owners with exactly what they need to discover their most important goals and how to go about achieving them.
This course will teach you how get a clear long-term vision while also experiencing short-term motivation. It's time to set some non-negotiable core values and a business introduction that invites opportunity.
Join us from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. $30 registration fee includes light refreshments.
JANUARY 9 | SISTERS COMING TOGETHER INC. 13TH ANNUAL WOMAN'S CONFERENCIf you are looking for a Conference to attend where you can be free in Christ, grow in Christ, meet other women who love God, then this is your Conference.
Our theme this year is "Becoming Women Of Influence, Passionately Pursuing Christ. Psalm 42:1-2. Friday evening, and Saturday, January 8 & 9. Friday kicks off our Pre-Conference Worship Service. From 6pm to 9pm. Saturday the Conference begins at 7:00am with early morning prayer. 8:00am to 8:30am a light exercise class. 8:30am onsite registration. Conference start 9:am to 4:00pm.
Pre-registration till Dec. 15th is 30. After the 15th registration will be 35. Come join the Sisters, you will not regret it. Vendors are Welcome. Call for more info.
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JANUARY 14 | SUPERVISORY EXCELLENCE: BE THE BOSS YOU ALWAYS WANTEDSupervisory Excellence plays a critical role in any organization's success. Many people are selected or choose to pursue a management role because they have mastered a particular set of skills for a job. Regardless of the reason, the additional responsibility and accountability of supervising requires a new or different skill set than your previous one.
This course is designed to help you to better understand the full range of management responsibilities, learn what employees and other managers expect of you, and help you to assess your management style to make improvements that will help you to achieve personal and professional success. This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Success Skills Certification.
Join us from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. $40 registration fee includes light refreshments.
JANUARY 15 | SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTINGAccounting provides the framework to evaluate the financial health and success of a business. Small Business Accounting is a practical introduction to basic accounting concepts and the primary financial statements. By learning some basic accounting knowledge and skills, small business owners will be better able to evaluate new opportunities, manage current operations, ensure timely and accurate tax compliance and attract new partners or investors.
This course provides a foundation for using accounting concepts as an essential tool in managing a small business.
Join us from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. $90 registration fee includes light breakfast.
JANUARY 19 | BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATIONBizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session, you will be informed of key questions to consider when developing your business and resources to take you to the next level.
Join us for free from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM at Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110.
JANUARY 20 | ALTERNATIVE ACCESS TO CAPITAL FOR SMALL BUSINESSESLiftFund (formerly Accion) will present on the general criteria for microloans and SBA large loans, and how the SBA, banks, and alternative lending institutions work together to provide business owners with the capital they need to launch or grow their businesses. The Small Business Program will present opportunities within the Family Business Loan Program for small business expansion and job creation in Austin.
Join us for free from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110.
JANUARY 22 | THE 7 MOST IMPORTANT SECRETS OF SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESSThe 7 Most Important Secrets of Small Business Success provides a practical template for the successful creation and operation of a small business. Whether you are a start-up still in the planning stage, or an existing business, these seven essential principles must be followed throughout your business life to achieve maximum success. They have been tried and proven over many years and will help you execute your business plan with passion and precision. This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Success Skills Certification.
Join us from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Conference Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. $40 registration fee includes light refreshments.
JANUARY 26 | THE TAX MAN COMETH: BUSINESS TAX OBLIGATIONSThe Tax Man Cometh: Business Tax Obligations seeks to outline all common tax situations that will affect a small to medium size business. Tools will be provided to help the business owner handle the tax reporting requirements both timely and inexpensively, while also explaining when and when not to engage external help. This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Success Skills Certification.
Join us from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. $50 registration fee includes light breakfast.
JANUARY 27 | SMALL BUSINESS INSURANCE 101: WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW AThis class will include tips on how to properly protect your business, whether you are just getting started or have been in business for many years. It will help you understand the two primary costs to insurance and why you, as a small business, need insurance.
We will outline the types of different insurance coverages that are available to business owners and how to best select an Insurance agent and company. Examples will be provided of what could happen to your small business if a claim is filed and your business is not properly insured. The goal is to help you sleep better at night knowing that your business is covered.
Join us from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. $30 registration fee includes light refreshments.
JANUARY 30 | LONG CENTER PRESENTS I AM BIG BIRDThe Long Center presents I Am Big Bird with Carroll Spinney, January 30 in Dell Hall.
Saturday, January 30; 7:00PM
This heartwarming doc chronicles the life of Caroll Spinney, the man who has been Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969.
For over 4 decades, Caroll’s characters have been cherished by generations of children. At 81 years old, the tenacious and enthusiastic performer has no intention of slowing down. I AM BIG BIRD features incredible footage of Spinney’s earliest collaborations with Jim Henson as it traces Caroll’s journey from bullied child to celebrated performer. This loving portrait peels away the instances that inspired his creation of Big Bird and as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart.
After the film, Spinney will be live answering questions, telling never-before-heard stories, and bringing our memories back to life.
Dubbed “simply gleeful viewing” by Moviefone, I AM BIG BIRD will be released simultaneously in theaters and on cable VOD/iTunes throughout the world in May 2015.
This show is currently only available as part of a Season Ticket Package. Tickets go on-sale to the general public October 15 at 12pm. Contact our Group Sales department for information on discounts for groups of 10 or more. Discounted tickets are available for Military and First Responders. $5 eyeGO tickets are available for high school students.
JANUARY 30 | LONG CENTER PRESENTS LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLOThe Long Center presents Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM in Dell Hall.
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary season, Les
Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti, Les Ballets Trockadero first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts.
The TROCKS, as they are affectionately known, quickly garnered a major critical essay by Arlene Croce in The New Yorker, and combined with reviews in The New York Times and The Village Voice, established the Company as an artistic and popular success.
By mid 1975, the TROCKS’ inspired blend of their loving knowledge of dance, their comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces, was being noted beyond New York. Articles and notices in publications such as Variety, Oui, The London Daily Telegraph, as well as a Richard Avedon photo essay in Vogue, made the Company nationally and internationally known.
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FEBRUARY 16 | RIVERDANCE: 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOURThe Long Center presents Riverdance: 20th Anniversary Tour, February 16-18 in Dell Hall.
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand with Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour, which is celebrating an extraordinary milestone for an incredible show.
The 20th Anniversary World Tour is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures.
Tickets starting at $29
MARCH 1 | LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO AND SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCKIn 2014, Ladysmith Black Mambazo – led by founder and leader JOSEPH SHABALALA – celebrates over fifty years of joyous and uplifting music. Within this music are the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions. In those years, the a cappella vocal group has created a musical and spiritual spirit that has touched a worldwide audience. Their musical efforts over the past five decades have garnered praise and accolades from a wide body of people, organizations and countries.
In addition to their work with Paul Simon, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has recorded with numerous artists from around the world, including Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Sarah McLachlan, Josh Groban, Emmylou Harris, Melissa Etheridge,and many others. Their film work includes a featured appearance in Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker video and Spike Lee’s Do It A Cappella. They’ve provided soundtrack material for Disney’s The Lion King, Part II as well as Eddie Murphy’s Coming To America, Marlon Brando’s A Dry White Season, Sean Connery’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, James Earl Jones’ Cry The Beloved Country and Clint Eaastwood’s Invictus. A film documentary titled On Tip Toe: Gentle Steps to Freedom, the story of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, was nominated for an Academy Award.
Sweet Honey In The Rock is a performance ensemble rooted in African American history and culture. The ensemble educates, entertains and empowers its audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation for the Deaf and hearing impaired. Sweet Honey’s audience and community comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures throughout the United States and around the world, and includes people of all ages, economic/education/social backgrounds, political persuasions, religious affiliations, sexual preferences and differing abilities.
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MARCH 4 | THE LONG CENTER PRESENTS VOCALOSITYThe Long Center presents Vocalosity, March 4 in Dell Hall.
Vocalosity is the all-new live concert event that celebrates the wonder of the human voice from the creative mind of a cappella guru Deke Sharon (vocal producer for Pitch Perfect and The Sing-Off). This fast-paced production features 12 dynamic voices singing some of today’s chart-topping hits in brand-new arrangements too incredible to miss.
No genre of music is off limits in the world of a cappella and Vocalosity will explore them all – from tenth century Gregorian chant and classic choral, to barber shop quartet and bouncing doo-wop all the way to The Beatles and Bruno Mars. Combine that with movement and choreography from Sean Curran (Stomp original cast member) and you have an exhilarating evening of song unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard, live on stage.
It’s the aca-perfect concert experience!
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MARCH 20 | 2016 INDIE MUSIC AT SEA CRUISE2016 INDIE MUSIC AT SEA BLAQUELINE LIVE presents "Indie Music at Sea" a one-of-a-kind music and vacation experience featuring 7-days of music aboard the luxurious Carnival Magic cruise ship.
2016 will mark our first sailing dedicated to indie artists from around the globe. It is our plan to grow this annual event into a mega music vacation at sea, strictly for indie artists and music lovers alike. The 2016 cruise will have ports of call in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Cozumel, Mexico and the Cayman Islands. The Carnival Magic boasts some of the best music venues, lounges and events you can enjoy on one ship around the clock. BLAQUELINE LIVE will host theme nights and just an all around fun musical vacation at sea.
Get ready to visit beautiful tropical islands, jam out with the best indie artists AND network and meet some of the coolest fans. It's easy to see why BLAQUELINE LIVE is set to be the most anticipated annual event for indie artists. We hope to bring you a new experience every year.
Come join us on the Carnival Magic and experience the adventure for yourself! MARCH 20, 2016. DEPOSIT DUE10/22/2015.
APRIL 29 | THE LONG CENTER PRESENTS BLACK VIOLINThe Long Center presents Black Violin, April 29th at 8:00 PM in Dell Hall.
Black Violin blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Accompanied by a drummer and a DJ, Black Violin (declared one of the hottest bands of SXSW), has been performing to standing room only crowds. Named after an album by African-American preeminent jazz swing-era violinist Stuff Smith Wil B and Kev perform an average of 200 shows per year and brought their music to 49 states and 36 countries. Black Violin recently inked a major label deal with Universal Classics, and were invited to perform at both TEDx and Google’s Meeting of the Minds event, Zeitgeist.
Black Violin has performed at the Presidential Inauguration Ball for President Barack Obama, NFL celebrations for three Superbowls,US Open at Forest Hills with Jordin Sparks, SXSW Opening Keynote performance, and for US troops in Iraq.
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