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Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State


Three students in Penn State’s School of Music will serve as Classical Music Student Ambassador Leaders during the 2015–16 academic year as part of a collaboration between the Center for the Performing Arts and the music school.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Mavis Staples and seven-time Grammy Award-nominated vocalist Joan Osborne will join forces in a “Solid Soul” tour concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Husband-and-wife banjo virtuosos Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn blend his bluegrass-to-jazz-to-classical instrumentals with her Chinese and Appalachia-influenced, claw-hammered style plus vocals to result in what NPR describes as the sound of two banjos engrossed in conversation.

The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State will present “Clifford the Big Red Dog Live!,” a big family musical, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

The Center for the Performing Arts is teaming with Centre County PAWS to collect new and gently used items to help dogs and cats in need. Items will be accepted through Oct. 18 at Eisenhower Auditorium.