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The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION

SEPT 23 / 7PM
STEW 206

Scene from The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan

A member of the artistic staff will discuss Peking Opera history and performance practices.

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Judgment at Nuremberg

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION

OCT 18 / 6:30PM
STEW 206

L.A. Theatre Works, Susan Ablert Loewenberg, producing director presents: Judgment at Nuremburg

Faculty experts discussed the social, historical, and political questions surrounding the Nuremberg trials.

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Sullivan Fortner & Friends

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION

OCT 22 / 7PM
STEW 206

Close up of Sullivan Fortner

Composer, jazz pianist, and music educator Judd Dnaby and Don Seybold, host of WBAA’s Inside Jazz, discussed the evening’s performance.

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Mavis Staples

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION

NOV 4 / 7PM
STEW 202

Close up of singer Mavis Staples

James Dekle, Purdue Black Cultural Center Artist-in-Residence, discussed Mavis Staples and her influence on gospel music and civil rights.

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ArcAttack

PRE-SHOW Activity

NOV 13 / 7PM
STEW West Foyer

ArcAttack (324x167)

Purdue’s Women in Engineering Program (WIEP) will offer fun demonstrations about electricity.

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Arturo O’Farrill

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION

JAN 20 / 7PM
STEW 310

Arturo O'Farrill and members of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Join composer, jazz pianist, and music educator Judd Danby and Don Seybold, host of WBAA’s Inside Jazz, for a discussion about the evening’s performance.

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Safety Last!

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION

JAN 27 / 6:30PM
LONG CENTER

Safety Last! starring Harold Lloyd

Suzanne Lloyd, granddaughter of Harold Lloyd, will discuss the filmmaker and the film.

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Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

PRE-SHOW ACTIVITY

NOV 4 / 7PM
STEW 202

Erth Visual and Physical's Dinosaur Zoo LIVE

Have fun learning more about dinosaurs!

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Shimon Robot and Friends

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION

FEB 18 / 7PM
STEW 214

Shimon, the marimba playing robot

Faculty experts will discuss the human and technological issues of robotics and artificial intelligence.

POST-SHOW DISCUSSION

after the performance with our visiting researchers.

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The Seldoms

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION

FEB 23 / 6:30PM
PMU Lafayette Room

Scene from Power Goes

Northwestern University Professor Michael J. Kramer, Ph.D., will discuss the history of the Seldoms dance company and the Power Goes project.

POST-SHOW DISCUSSION

in Loeb Playhouse with Professor Kramer and the Seldoms dance company immediately following the performance.

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Pete the Cat

PRE-SHOW ACTIVITIES

FEB 26 / 2PM
STEW WEST FOYER

Pete the Cat, the popular children's book character

Get your picture taken with Pete the Cat and enjoy Pete the Cat activities! The Student Chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners will present cat-related activities.

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St. Petersburg Philharmonic

PRE-SHOW

MAR 2 / 6:30PM
Location TBA

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra on stage

Nick Palmer, Music Director and Conductor of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, will discuss the evening’s program.

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Taj Express

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION

MAR 22 / 6:30PM
Location TBA

Taj Express, the Bollywood Musical Revue

A member of the artistic staff will discuss the performance and the Bollywood movie and dance tradition.

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Donny McCaslin Quartet

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION

APR 6 / 6:30PM
PMU Lafayette Room

Close up of saxophonist Donny McCaslin

Join composter, jazz pianist, and music educator Judd Danby and Don Seybold, host of WBAA’s Inside Jazz, for a discussion about the evening’s performance.

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