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The world’s greatest Celtic band. The Chieftains, are recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world's attention. They have uncovered the wealth of traditional Irish music that has accumulated over the centuries, making the music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive. This has led the Chieftains to being officially named Ireland’s Musical Ambassadors, as they have become the standard bearers of the Irish folk music tradition. The winners of six GRAMMY awards, The Chieftains have been nominated for a total of eighteen, and have also won an Emmy and a Genie award. In 1975, The Chieftains recorded the soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon, featuring the hit single “Women Of Ireland,” for which they won an Academy Award.
Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University, is an expert on racial grammar in everyday life. Racial grammar is as important as all the visible practices and mechanisms of white supremacy. Join us for a discussion of why we must understand how it works in order to fight its poisonous effects. The event is sponsored by the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences; Department of Political Science; Center for Multicultural Education; Faculty Senate Speaker Series Fund; Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Sociology and Criminology Student Clubs (Northern Iowa Student Government); Campus Coalition Builders; Liberal Arts Core; Department of History and Global Studies major.
Women's basketball vs. Drake
Women's basketball vs. Creighton
Men's basketball vs. Bradley
CONFESSIONS OF A SUPERHERO is a feature length documentary that chronicles the lives of three mortal men and one woman who make their living working as superhero characters on Hollywood Boulevard. This deeply personal look into their daily routines reveals their hardships and triumphs as they pursue and achieve their own kind of fame. The Hulk sold his Super Nintendo for a bus ticket to LA; Wonder Woman was a mid-western homecoming queen; Batman struggles with his anger, while Superman’s psyche is consumed by the Man of Steel. Although the Walk of Fame is right beneath their feet, their own paths to stardom prove to be long, hard climbs.
The Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestras was established in 1954 and from the beginning of its existence has drawn on the rich traditions of its home city which has played host to such great artists as Wagner, Brahms (who conducted the premiere of his Academic Festival Orchestra there), Mahler, Bruch, Paderewski, Sarasate and Ysaÿe.
Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although he has long been regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr. Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. His concerto repertoire alone is unusually wide and eclectic – ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century – and to date he has at his command some 80 concertos.
“Young, proud, and marvelously spirited musicians and dancers. Whatever these performers do, in whatever different bright attire, they do with discipline, fervor, and joy.... The pounding feet and agile bodies, the drums and vibrant human voices all send a message – one of courage and hope.” – Village Voice
Spirit of Uganda will present a riveting program of music and dance. To the melodic tones of standing drums, with dramatic choreography, bright, layered rhythms, and gorgeous call-and-response vocals, a vibrant cast of 22 performers, ages 8-18, oscillates between ferocity and softness as they bring to life the sounds and movements of East Africa. Ambassadors for Uganda’s 2.4 million orphans, these children personify the resilience and promise of Africa’s next generation as they promote awareness of Uganda’s dual crises of AIDS and civil war, and raise funds to support themselves and others in their homeland.
Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party Tour 2012 with guest Luke Bryan; for tickets call 319-273-4849 or visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/unitix/