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The Steel Wheels

The Steel Wheels have spun a singular brand of string-folk Americana for more than a decade. The band’s music interweaves bluegrass, folk, and old-time music with singer-songwriter poetry. Their latest album, Wild As We Came Here, adds new sonic textures and experimental flourishes to steadfast folk traditions. more… Photos courtesy of the artists. Right photo by Sandlin Gaither.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cabaret

Cabaret—based on the Roundabout Theatre Company’s TONY Award-winning Broadway revival and creatively shepherded by screen legends Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall. more… Photos courtesy of the production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Beasley’s MONK’estra

For the 2018 Purdue Jazz Fest, it is an honor to celebrate jazz legend Thelonius Monk’s centennial birthday and his undying influence on the form by welcoming John Beasley’s MONK’estra. This group brings jazz full circle, translating Monk’s work into the large ensemble format with fresh, buoyant arrangements. more… Left photo by Eric Wolfinger, right photo by Raj Naik.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jiji, guitar

From tango to trance and everything in between, Jiji is an award-winning guitarist of adventurous tone and texture. Hailing from South Korea, Jiji’s repertoire includes sonata staples of the classical canon and electronically tinged soundscapes from her own works as a performer and DJ. more… Photos courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom Riders, Mad River Theater Works

Freedom Riders—a new play with original songs and music—celebrates the valiant, courageous personalities behind one of the American Civil Rights Movement’s most critical chapters. more… Photo courtesy of the production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Troker

If Salvador Dali had ever made a heist movie, Troker would have provided the soundtrack with a style that careens between the sublime and dangerous. Troker burst onto Guadalajara’s jazz scene in 2004 and hasn’t looked back. Befitting their name—derived from a word for pickup trucks and trailers—Troker does not perform jazz for elevators. more… Photos courtesy of the artists. Right photo by Calavera Estudio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wild Up: Future Folk

New. Old. wild Up plays it…as long as they love it. In Future Folk, this Los Angeles musical collective, blends traditional chamber music and the sounds of: the Velvet Underground, the Shaggs, post-war New York, ancient India, and contemporary California. more… Photos courtesy of the artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the Illusionist’s Table

Straight from several years of sold-out runs, At the Illusionist’s Table is the latest marvel curated by Convocations from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe—an unforgettably exquisite sensory experience with Illusionist Scott Silven—combining a gourmet dinner, wine, conversation, and wonder that Glasgow’s The Evening Times said “transcends art and performance.” more… Photos courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twin Peaks

Chicago-based band Twin Peaks performed at Purdue University with Cage the Elephant in Spring 2017. The Student Concert Committee is excited to bring back a fan favorite and present them in a club setting at The Anvil. more… Photos courtesy of the artist.

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MercyMe with Tenth Avenue North

Topping a celebrated year for multi-platinum selling MercyMe, the chart-toppers announced that they will be uniting with fellow GMA Dove Award winners Tenth Avenue North for a 2018 tour. Coming to Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music on Friday, February 16 at 7:30PM. more… Photos courtesy of the artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ty Dolla $ign

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Ty Dolla $ign has collaborated with YG and signed with Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang. Purdue Student Concert Committee presents the R&B artist February 17 in Elliott Hall of Music.. more… Photos courtesy of the artist.

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PostSecret: The Show

PostSecret: The Show offers an immersive, journey through the humor and humanity of the personal stories we keep to ourselves and, on rare occasions, share with others. more… Photos courtesy of the production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orlando Consort: Voices Appeared

Condemned in France and banned in England upon its release in 1928, The Passion of Joan of Arc has since earned universal coronation as one of the greatest films ever made. Now, in Voices Appeared: Silent Cinema and Medieval Music, this movie is accompanied for the first time by one of Europe’s most expert vocal quartets, Britain’s Orlando Consort. more… Photos courtesy of the artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jersey Boys

The Tony-, Grammy®-, and Olivier Award-winning Jersey Boys tells the true story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. more… Photos courtesy of the production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curious George: The Golden Meatball

Curious George—that lovably inquisitive little monkey and icon of books, movies, and an Emmy Award-winning PBS TV series—comes to the stage in a delightful new musical from TheatreWorks USA. more… Photos courtesy of the production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra: No Place to Go and The Outer Space

This special multi-day engagement with Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra includes a reprise of the runaway hit of Convos’ Three Stories High Theatre Festival from 2015 and Lipton’s newest work. more…  and more… Left photo by Heather Phelps, right photo by Joan Marcus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Songs of Freedom

Songs of Freedom explores three iconic voices of the 1960s—Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone—and the complex ways in which they call out to each other. Developed for Jazz at Lincoln Center by GRAMMY-winning drummer Ulysses Owens Jr—the performance will include powerful vocal performances by Alicia Olatuja, Joanna Majoko, and Theo Bleckmann. more… Photos courtesy of the artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drew Petersen, piano

As the 2017 winner of the American Pianists Awards Classical Fellowship, Petersen becomes the APA’s latest rising star to perform at Purdue, joining such contemporaries as Sean Chen, Eric Zuber, and Sullivan Fortner. Petersen was featured on the PBS special From the Top at Carnegie Hall and since gone on to graduate from Harvard and is currently pursuing a master’s degree from Juilliard. more… Photos courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Getting away with murder can be so much fun. What better proof than the knock-’em-dead hit show that earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical? more…  Photos courtesy of the production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Without Us, Ontroerend Goed, Plymouth Theatre, Richard Jordan Productions

World Without Us—an exhilarating monologue—is the latest visionary work from Belgian theatre collective Ontroerend Goed. In it, humans have suddenly, vanished—freeing the planet from traditional rules and orders, and prompting eons of biological change. Neither a political statement nor a parable meant to petrify us, World Without Us instead muses on a profound ode to human consciousness. more… Left photo by Sarah Eechaut, right photo by Mirjam Devriendt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz

The wonderful Wizard of Oz—twists its way onto the Elliott Hall stage with breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography, and classic songs! more…  Photos courtesy of the production.