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Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State


Prolific, powerhouse jazz artists Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli will celebrate the music of Nat King Cole—“the best friend a song ever had”—with their tribute concert “Straighten Up and Fly Right” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Sphinx Virtuosi, a self-conducting orchestra featuring 18 string-instrument soloists of African-American and Hispanic descent, will celebrate diversity in classical music with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Schwab Auditorium.

Not since “Cirkopolis” has Montreal-based contemporary circus troupe Cirque Éloize tantalized a central Pennsylvania audience with its gravity-defying acrobatics.

The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State; College of Health and Human Development at Penn State; members of The For Good Performance Troupes directed by Krista Wilkinson, Penn State professor of communication sciences and disorders; Michele Dunleavy, an associate professor of dance at Pen

With help from a University Park Allocation Committee grant, Penn State students can enjoy live stage productions with a $15-per-event ticket for most of the presentations in the Center for the Performing Arts 2016–17 season.