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For Media Inquiries, please contact:
Abby Eddy, director of marketing, 765-494-9712 or aeeddy@purdue.edu.

Education Research

Purdue Convocations published data from a research study on the intersection of literacy and the performing arts. more…

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Margo Price

Rising star Margo Price fuses Nashville country, Memphis soul and Texas twang while challenging country conventions through brutally honest, beautifully poetic portraits of everyday life. more… Photos by Danielle Holbert.

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Global Fest 2019

The 24th Annual Global Fest features food, dance, crafts and displays from cultures around the world. Enjoy musical performances from Kardemimmit, Frontera Bugalú and The Garifuna Collective. more… Photos provided by the artists.

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Cameron Graves

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “the house pianist for the party at the end of the universe,” Cameron Graves is revitalizing funk, jazz, soul and fusion with kaleidoscopic, kinetic energy. more… Photos provided by Anna Webber.

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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Since 1980, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet has embraced the diverse, adventurous spirit of guitar virtuoso Andreś Segovia and infused new vigor into canonical classics while bridging classical, jazz, rock and pop in contemporary explorations. more… Photos provided by Jiro Schneider.

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Giant Leaps Series: Condoleeza Rice

Sixty-sixth Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sits down with Purdue President Mitch Daniels as part of the Giant Leaps Series, a year-long lecture series as part of Purdue’s 150th Anniversary. more…

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Rent

The 20th anniversary of this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love. more… Photos provided by the production.

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The Odyssey by Homer

Across centuries and civilizations, The Odyssey remains a testament to the human spirit, the will to wander and the yearning for home. more… Photo provided by the production.

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1984 by George Orwell

How far are we from Orwell’s dystopian nightmare…or in what ways are we already there? more… Photo provided by the production.

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Camille Thomas and Julien Brocal

Paris-born Camille Thomas is a rising-star cellist delivering dynamic virtuosity on her 18th-century Gagliano cello, while letting breathe her blend of verve, intimacy, and tenderness on works from Brahms, Beethoven and more. more… Photos by Dan Carabas.

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Harlem 100

Harlem 100 presents sounds and ideas from Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Billie Holiday and more in a modern-day variety-show homage to the Harlem Renaissance. more… Photos provided by the production.

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The Color Purple

Heralded by New York Magazine as, “one of the greatest revivals ever,” 2016 Tony® Award winner The Color Purple stunningly reimagines Alice Walker’s American classic and reinforces the power of perseverance and hope. more… Photos provided by the production.

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One Small Step

This action-packed tale about the “space race” includes dozens of characters—all played by two extraordinary actors from Oxford Playhouse in England. Check your oxygen, adjust your space suit and buckle up for the biggest mission of all time! more… Photos by Geraint Lewis.

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Yi-Nuo Wang

Fresh off her first place finish at the Concert Artists Guild Victor Emaleh Competition, pianist Yi-Nuo Wang makes her Purdue debut. more… Photos by Yujun Ma.

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Novalima

Blending electronica beats with traditional instruments and tempos of Afro-Peruvian folk, Novalima conjures the soundtrack to both contemporary midnight mysteries and cultures that have endured for hundreds of years. more… Photos by Daniel Azoulay.

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Nassim

Nassim is an exhilarating, playful and soulful work about how an open mind for spontaneity and camaraderie keeps us human. more… Photos provided by the production.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Ready to wriggle its way into your heart with a sweet and gentle show featuring a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets! more… Photos provided by the production.

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Artemis

The Artemis sextet gathers their genius for selections spanning Theolonius Monk to the Beatles – presented with passion, power and sensitivity. more… Photo by Daniel Azoulay.

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Neyla Pekarek

Cellist/vocalist Neyla Pekarek—formerly of the Grammy®️-nominated indie-folk band the Lumineers – combines Americana, blues, 60s pop and more on her 2019 solo debut Rattlesnake. more… Photos by Liza Nelson.

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Alice in Wonderland

This innovative interpretation of the beloved classic remains faithful to Lewis Carroll’s lively humor while springing several surprises of its own. Join Alice at the gateway to imagination. more… Photos by Marc-Antoine Duhaime.

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Guangdong Modern Dance Company: Beyond Calligraphy

Founded in 1992, Guangdong Modern Dance Company explores China’s modern identity, cultural history and social perspectives through contemporary dance. more… Photos provided by the production.

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Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

In this immersive production, you’ll jump in and explore unknown depths of the ocean–where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago…and perhaps still exist today! more… Photos provided by the production.

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Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Founded in 1982, this Grammy-winning chamber orchestra is bringing the Baroque to life with lesser known works by composers like Vivaldi, Handel, Bach and more. more… Photos by Uwe Arens.

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Blue Man Group

Back at Purdue for the first time since 2013, this Blue Man Group performance is infused with new music, fresh stories, custom-built instruments, sensory-stimulating graphics and unforgettable entertainment. more… Photos by Lindsay Best.

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The Brother Brothers

After making their Purdue debut last year opening for I’m With Her, the Brother Brothers are back for more as the Outreach Artists-in-Residence. more… Photos by Justin Camerer.

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Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks

Exciting and inspirational, Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks shows how individual determination makes a difference in freedom and equality for all. more… Photos by Andy Bustin.

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Third Coast Percussion: Paddle to the Sea

Accompanying the Oscar®-nominated film Paddle to the Sea live, Third Coast Percussion interweaves original compositions with water-inspired works to create a piece both spirited and serene. more… Photos by Saverio Truglia.

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DÖKK by fuse*

DÖKK uses software to synthesize real-time data that is visualized through a 3-D projection environment to create a daring, dynamic journey into the subconscious. more… Photos by Enrico Maria Bertani.

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A Bronx Tale

On the streets of the Bronx in the 1960s, a young man finds himself caught between the working-class father he loves and the high-rolling mob boss he’d love to be. more… Photos by Joan Marcus.

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Soyeon Kate Lee and Ran Dank

Soyeon Kate Lee and Ran Dank put four hands on one piano for duets The New York Times praised for “a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style.” more… Photos by Lisa Marie Mazzucco.

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Waitress

Waitress is the Tony®-nominated musical about Jenna, an expert baker searching for the perfect recipe for happiness. more… Photos by Rene Cervantes.

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