Arts & Entertainment at Marshall University
Since 1936

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Tony Bennett

Thursday September 29th

No one in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence than Tony Bennett. With millions of records sold worldwide and platinum and gold albums to his credit, Bennett has received nineteen Grammy® Awards, including a 1995 Grammy® for Record of the Year and the Grammy® Lifetime Award.

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Lewis Black The Emperor's New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour

Saturday October 8th

LEWIS BLACK, a Grammy® Award winning stand-up comedian, is one of the most popular performers working today. He is a comedian, actor and author who performs more than 200 nights annually, to sold-out audiences throughout the world. Black is one of few to sell out renowned theaters, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas, plus a sold-out Broadway run at NYC’s Richard Rodgers Theatre

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Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer Live In Concert

Friday October 21st

Multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw is no stranger to the top of the charts. The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, “Chariot,” which earned platinum certification and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin has gone on to success after success, including hits such as “In Love with a Girl,” “We Belong Together, “Not Over You,” and “We Both Know.” Gavin’s latest album is set to release this Fall.

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Thursday November 10th

Twenty years ago - 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world.

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We Are Marshall 10th Anniversary Celebration

Friday November 11th

All proceeds benefit student scholarshps. For more information contact Alumni Relations at

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Naturally 7

Thursday November 17th

The world renowned a capella group Naturally 7 is taking the stage at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center @ 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 in Huntington. Naturally 7 is an American music group with a distinct a cappella style they call "vocal play" which according to group leader Roger Thomas is "the art of becoming an instrument using the human voice to create the sound". They simulate the sounds of an instrumental band using only their voices, mouths and distortion effects.

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Big Band Holidays - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Special Guest Catherine Russell

Thursday December 8th

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Led by Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions and Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works to rare historic compositions and masterworks by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, and many others. The JLCO has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988, performing and leading educational events in New York, across the United States, and around the globe. Alongside symphony orchestras, ballet troupes, local students, and an ever-expanding roster of guest artists, the JLCO has toured over 300 cities across six continents. Guest conductors have included Benny Carter, John Lewis, Jimmy Heath, Chico O’Farrill, Ray Santos, Paquito D’Rivera, Jon Faddis, Robert Sadin, David Berger, Gerald Wilson, and Loren Schoenberg. The JLCO has been voted best Big Band in the annual DownBeat Readers’ Poll for the past four years (2013–2016). In 2015, Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the launch of Blue Engine Records, a new platform to make its archive of recorded concerts available to jazz audiences everywhere. The first release from Blue Engine Records, Live in Cuba, was recorded on an historic 2010 trip to Havana by JLCO and was released in October 2015. Big Band Holidays was released in December 2015, and The Abyssinian Mass came out in March 2016. To date, 14 other recordings featuring the JLCO have been released and internationally distributed: Vitoria Suite (2010); Portrait in Seven Shades (2010); Congo Square (2007); Don’t Be Afraid...The Music of Charles Mingus (2005); A Love Supreme (2005); All Rise (2002); Big Train (1999); Sweet Release & Ghost Story (1999); Live in Swing City (1999); Jump Start and Jazz (1997); Blood on the Fields (1997); They Came to Swing (1994); The Fire of the Fundamentals (1993); and Portraits by Ellington (1992).

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Cinderella Ballet The State Ballet Theatre Of Russia

Tuesday January 24th

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents CINDERELLA The Full-Length Ballet - which tells the enchanting story of wishes and dreams that really do come true. The beloved ballet is set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev, with choreography by Vladimir Vasiliev.

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Helen Macdonald

Saturday February 4th

Helen Macdonald is an English writer, poet, and naturalist. She is best known as the author of H is for Hawk, the instant New York Times bestseller and award-winning book which describes the year Macdonald spent training a goshawk after her father’s death

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Freda Payne Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Friday February 10th

Freda Payne, celebrated R&B and jazz vocalist, who shot to fame with her #1 Hit, “Band of Gold,” and “Bring the Boys Home,” pays tribute to the legendary Ella Fitzgerald on Ella’s 100th birthday anniversary, as no one else can! Payne, the star of such Broadway shows as Jelly’s Last Jam, Sophisticated Ladies and Blues in the Night, “conjures the spirit of Ella” with her renditions of “A-Tisket, a-Tasket,” “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing.” and “Mack the Knife,” as well as many other Fitzgerald classics.

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42nd Street

Saturday February 18th

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42ND STREET includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You,” and of course “42nd Street.”

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Tuesday April 4th

PIPPIN, the high-flying hit musical is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago… the show the New York Times declared “ASTONISHING. A PIPPIN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY.” PIPPIN won the Tony Award for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL!

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Banff Mountain Film Festival

Wednesday April 5th

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries.

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Saturday April 29th

Tickets are $75.
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the 21 @ The Frederick

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