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Penn State York and The York Newspaper Company Present
Cultural and Performing Artists Series
Fall 2004


[Also see Spring Semester Events]

Influencia Latina!
Featuring Ricardo Calder˛n
Thursday, September 23, 2004
7:00 p.m.
Conference Center, Lower Level, Main Classroom Building

Ricardo Calderon brings the Latin Rhythm to Penn State York. Learn about the ethnic rhythm and background of Congas, Tambora and Guira. Dance to the Latin beat of Merengue, Salsa and others. Celebrate Puerto Rican Awareness Week and dance the night away.

 

Adirenne Young and Little Sadie

Adrienne Young & Little Sadie
Thursday, October 14, 2004
7:00 p.m.

Conference
Center, Lower Level, Main Classroom Building
Adrienne Young believes that in the past, music was more of a communal activity than it is today. "Ideally, music is something you play with people, not just for them," she says. Young and her band, Little Sadie, trust that by sharing what moves them, people who attend their performances will walk away feeling that they were part of a creative exchange.

To that end, Young has carefully pieced together an ensemble - "a tribe, a family" - that shares her philosophy and dedication to making original, contemporary acoustic music firmly rooted in the past.

Adrienne Young & Little Sadie's first album, "Plow to the End of the Row," represents all the values the band considers vital and important. The response suggests others welcome and share the band's vision. Young performs on both the guitar and banjo, leaning towards clawhammer style. Her vocals are heartfelt and passionate. Tyler Grant plays lead guitar and other timeless string instruments, also sharing lead vocals. Clayton Campbell fires up the fiddle and mandolin while Amanda Kowalski delivers a delightful rhythm on acoustic bass and isn't afraid to shake a leg. Versatile Steven Sandifer provides a fantastic foray into classic percussion with bones, spoons, washboard, and snare.

 

Barry Drake

60s Rock: When the Music Mattered
Multimedia Presentation by Rock Historian Barry Drake
Thursday, October 28, 2004
7:00 p.m.
Community Room, Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center
The decade of the 60s was one of the most interesting periods in American history. Through all of the good and bad times, it was the music that brought us together and sometimes tore us apart. The political turmoil, the social upheaval, the hippie movement, the Vietnam War and the generation gap were all reflected in the popular music of the day. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, and yes, even The Monkees, were the sounds filling the airwaves throught those turbulent years. "60s Rock: When The Music Mattered" will celebrate, examine, clarify and put into perspective one of the most exciting decades in our music history.

 

Piscataway Nation

The Piscataway Nation
Native American Dancers & Singers
Thursday, November 4, 2004
7:00 p.m.
Conference Center, Lower Level, Main Classroom Building
For thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans, Piscataway culture thrived along the banks of the Potomac River. In 1608, the Piscataway Nation became a central power in a confederation of many nations including the powerful Iroquois. In 1986, the Piscataway Indian Nation consecrated new ceremonial grounds in Port Tobacco, Maryland. A resident, Mark Tayac, has become the national spokesman for the Piscataway Nation. Leading a group of singers and dancers, Tayac and company tour the U.S. and Canada educating and entertaining people about the Piscataway life and culture. Don’t miss this stirring presentation.

 

Sermon Gospel Choir

Sermon Gospel Choir
Thursday, December 2, 2004
7:00 p.m.
Conference Center, Lower Level, Main Classroom Building
Sermon Gospel Choir originated out of the Brotherhood Praise Team which was formed at the New Psalmist Baptist Church. The full, rich sound of this group is due to the talents of its brothers Kevin (Croonin’) Harris, Kenneth (The Bottom) Colvin, Brian (Q-Tone) Kirk, Tony (Pretty-High Voice) Dunlap, (Wailing) Dale Houston, and Martin (The Wobble) Price. Join them for an evening of high powered, beautiful and inspirational gospel selections. These voices blend together and lift up their audiences with song.

 

The Cultural and Performing Artists Series is sponsored by Penn State York and the York Newspaper Company with support from the York Campus Student Government Association and the Student Activity Fee. Admission to all events is free, open to the public, and no ticket is required. For additional information, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 717-771-4045.