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Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State


Bill Charlap, a classically trained jazz pianist who has performed with many of the foremost artists of our day, leads his trio in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Penn State’s Schwab Auditorium.

Dancing and singing puppets are expected to steal the show at a performance of “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Yamato: The Drummers of Japan will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the company’s founding by bringing its world tour of “Chousensha—The Challengers” to Eisenhower Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30.

The public is invited to learn about Japanese drumming through a variety of hands-on activities in a free Taiko Drum Workshop presented by the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, in the Eisenhower Auditorium lobby. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Acclaimed jazz drummer and bandleader Tommy Igoe will take New York City’s Birdland All-Stars on the road for the first time in five years in a tour featuring new arrangements of works by iconic rock and jazz ensembles.