Pink Martini will bring their music, featuring tones of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop, to Miller Auditorium Tuesday, March 11. The von Trapps, great grandchildren of Captain and Maria Von Trapp, will join the performance.
Arts and Entertainment
"Million Dollar Quartet," which tells the story of a musical meeting between Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, is coming to Miller Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18-19.
The "Fairy Tales, Legends and Myths" poetry, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the Portage District Library will feature three poets with ties to WMU.
The Kalamazoo taping of the popular NPR show will feature panelists Brian Babylon, Bobcat Goldthwait and Amy Dickinson. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Terry Crews will participate in the show's "Not my Job" segment.
Billy Drewes will join the Western Jazz Quartet for the 34th annual Western Invitational Jazz Festival starting at 8 p.m. March 14 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The festival's closing concert is set for 7:30 p.m. March 15.
"Puppet Up! – Uncensored," created by Brian Henson and Patrick Bristow, is coming to Miller Auditorium for one performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 15.
A fresh adaptation of the longest-running musical in history, "The Fantasticks," is coming to Miller Auditorium for one performance at 8 p.m. Friday, March 14. Tickets range from $20 to $35.
The 76th annual Southwestern Michigan Vocal Festival, one of the largest, oldest and most successful high school choral festivals in the U.S., will be held on WMU's campus Thursday, March 13.
The literary journal The Kenyon Review has named Melinda Moustakis, a graduate of WMU's doctoral program in creative writing, a Kenyon Review Fellow.
Nick Dewyer of Chelsea, Mich., has been selected as a finalist in the Gagliardi Solo Competition, for students 18 and under. Dewyer will travel to Rochester, N.Y., in June to compete.
The all-student cast will give several performances of '9 to 5,' the musical based on the hit 1980s movie, March 13-23 in the Shaw Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
The exhibit "Trace + Gestures Print Portfolio" is on display in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts' Kerr Gallery through Thursday, April 17. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The exhibit "An Open Book: Work by Barbara Ellmann" is on display in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts' Monroe-Brown Gallery through Friday, March 21. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
WMU's New Issues Poetry and Prose has started the new year with three recent accomplishments—an award, a major grant and recognition for one of its authors.