Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Things They Carried By Tim O’Brien

Wednesday, November 2, 7:30pm Bowker Auditorium General Admission: $15; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $10 In this masterwork of contemporary literature the author Tim O’Brien shares his experiences surrounding the Vietnam War. He presents a blurred line between … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

It takes a village to entertain visting artists

What a pleasure to have hosted Joshua Abrams, Frank Rosaly and Lisa Alvarado, Josh’s wife,  the last two days, culminating in a wonderful, intimate concert in the cavernous FAC Concert Hall on  Wednesday, Oct. 26. When things go awry, it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Shantala Shivalingappa Swayambhu

Swayambhu Friday, October 28, 8pm, Bowker Auditorium Reserved Seating: $30, $15; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $10 “Like the dancing glow of a flame which enlightens us” –VOGUE, Paris Treasured in both India and Europe, Shantala Shivalingappa is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Joshua Abrams’ Natural Information Society

Wednesday, October 26, 2011, Bezanson Recital Hall The Solos & Duos Series, produced by the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, continues its 10th season with a concert by Joshua Abrams’ Natural Information Society. General Admission: $10: … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Gallim Dance

Wednesday, October 19, 7:30pm, Concert Hall Running Time: 50 minutes, followed by a discussion with the company, Dancers: 6, Premiere: 2009 Audiences can expect the unexpected when Gallim Dance performs. Since its debut in 2006, Gallim Dance has caused a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 13 Comments

Creole Choir of Cuba

Wednesday, October 12, 7:30pm, Concert Hall Be prepared to hear something completely different and “new” from Cuba. The Creole Choir of Cuba celebrates the history of Haitian descendents enslaved to the Caribbean from West Africa. With vibrant dancing and irresistible … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

“Blood” in the Valley

The first thing I noticed when I greeted James “Blood” Ulmer at the UMass Hotel was how much healthier he looked than when he was last on campus. Since 2006, when he brought his long-running Odyssey band (Charles Burnham, violin, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Wu Man

Chinese Pipa Wednesday, October 5, 7:30pm, Bowker Auditorium Reserved Seating: $30, $15; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $10 Grammy nominated Wu Man is an internationally renowned Pipa virtuoso and one of the world’s greatest exponents of this ancient … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment