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WKU Cultural Enhancement Series

2014-2015 WKU Cultural Enhancement Series Event Information:

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis  - SOLD OUT
This is a CES Premeier Event.  Tickets are available August 25th at wku.showare.com or by calling 1-270-745-3121.
September 30, 2014 at 7:30pm CT in Van Meter Hall Auditorium
Duration: 90 minutes

Parking:
Free parking is available in Alumni Square Garage. Free shuttling will be available beginning at 6pm from the parking garage to Cherry Hall before the performance. Shuttles will be available at Cherry Hall after the performance for 30 minutes to transport guests back to the parking garage.

Parking Map

Accessibility Information:
Please contact the Fine Arts Box office at 1270-745-3121.

Description:
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), comprising 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today, has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988. Featured in all aspects of Jazz at Lincoln Center's programming, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs and leads educational events in New York, across the U.S. and around the globe; in concert halls; dance venues; jazz clubs; public parks; and with symphony orchestras; ballet troupes; local students; and an ever-expanding roster of guest artists. (courtesy of Jazz at Lincoln Center)


Bill Nye - SOLD OUT
Co-sponsored by the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky
This is a CES Premeier Event. Tickets are available at wku.showare.com or by calling 1-270-745-3121.
October 15, 2014 at 7:30pm CT in Diddle Arena

Parking:
Free parking is available in PS1, PS2, surrounding Diddle lots, University Blvd. Lot, and Alumni Square Garage.  Free shuttling will be available from the University Blvd. Lot and Alumni Square Garage to Diddle Arena.

Parking Map

Accessibility Information:
Please contact the Fine Arts Box office at 1270-745-3121.


Description:
Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has been doing most of his life. Bill is currently the Executive Director of The Planetary Society, the world's large space interest organization.
For more information on this speaker please visit www.apbspeakers.com.


Kentucky Glory: Gospel Music from the Commonwealth
Co-presented by the Kentucky Folklife Program at WKU
November 18, 2014 at 7:30pm CT in Downing Student Union Auditorium
Free general admission- No tickets required for this event, but please remember seating is limited for all events and is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Parking: TBA

Accessibility Information:
Please contact the Fine Arts Box office at 1270-745-3121.


Description:
Featuring John Edmonds, Paul Moseley, and The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood.


Melissa Harris-Perry
This is a CES Premeier Event. Tickets will be available at wku.showare.com or by calling 1-270-745-3121.
February 5, 2015 at 7:30pm CT in Van Meter Hall Auditorium


Parking:
Free parking is available in Alumni Square Garage. Free shuttling will be available beginning at 6pm from the parking garage to Cherry Hall before the performance. Shuttles will be available at Cherry Hall after the performance for 30 minutes to transport guests back to the parking garage.
Accessibility Information:
Please contact the Fine Arts Box office at 1270-745-3121.

Accessibility Information:
Please contact the Fine Arts Box office at 1270-745-3121.


Description:
Melissa Harris-Perry is an American writer, professor, television host, and political commentator with a focus on African-American politics. Harris-Perry hosts the Melissa Harris-Perry weekend news and opinion television show on MSNBC.


Mummenschanz
This is a CES Premeier Event. Tickets will be available at wku.showare.com or by calling 1-270-745-3121.
February 10, 2015 at 7:30pm CT in Van Meter Hall Auditorium

School Day Performance Registration


Parking:
Free parking is available in Alumni Square Garage. Free shuttling will be available beginning at 6pm from the parking garage to Cherry Hall before the performance. Shuttles will be available at Cherry Hall after the performance for 30 minutes to transport guests back to the parking garage.


Accessibility Information:
Please contact the Fine Arts Box office at 1270-745-3121.


Description:
The witty ideas of the group, founded in Paris in 1972 by Andres Bossard, Floriana Frassetto and Bernie Schürch, have been carrying away audiences all over the world. The work of the group has become a form of art which has put its mark on the Mime-Masque Theater. (courtesy of mummenschanz.com/en/)
Learn more about Mummenschanz here: http://www.mummenschanz.com/en/


Kentucky Strings: Bluegrass Music and Beyond
Co-presented by the Kentucky Folklife Program at WKU
April 16, 2015, time TBA, on South Lawn at WKU (next to Downing Student Union)
Free general admission- No tickets required for this event, but please remember seating is limited for all events and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking: TBA

Accessibility Information:
Please contact the Fine Arts Box office at 1270-745-3121.


Description: Featured performers TBA.

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