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Campus to celebrate Black History Month; Preacher Moss; Mahajibee Blues Band

Mahajibee Blues Band
Mahajibee Blues Band brings its blues, rock and indie sounds to the Forum Theatre at Penn State New Kensington.
1/28/2013 —

 

 

ARTIST DAN BOLICK
“In Your Face” Presentation
Noon, Wednesday, Feb. 6, Art Gallery

COMEDIAN PREACHER MOSS
“End of Racism” Lecture
Noon, Wednesday, Feb. 6, Café 780

MAHAJIBEE BLUES BAND
Blending  of Blues, Rock and Indie Music
Noon – 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, Forum Theatre

A talk and exhibit by artist Dan Bolick about his show, “In Your Face,” a discussion of diversity by comedian Preacher Moss, and a performance by Mahajibee Blues Band are a part of Penn State New Kensington's celebration of Black History Month.

Bolick’s talk is slated for noon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the campus art gallery. A question-and-answer session follows the talk. The one-man exhibit comprises 35 portraits, or faces, hence the title, and features paintings and drawings that have a story. The show runs until Feb. 28. The art gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. For more on Bolick, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Information/News/45106.htm#NEWS45106 online.

Moss’ comedy and lecture tour makes a stop at the New Kensington campus at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Café 780. His show, “End of Racism.” discusses poverty, racism, multiculturalism, and civil rights with a combination of intellect and comedic ability. Moss, who earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marquette University, is a regular on college campuses throughout the country.

At noon on Wednesday, Feb. 20, Mahajibee brings its blues sounds to the Forum Theatre on campus. The five-piece band--Tim Ambrass, bass; Brent McConnell, drums; Pat Tevis, keys/harp/vocals; Tim Vitullo, guitar/vocals; and Earl Schwalm, guitar/vocals--performs a blend of blues, rock and indie music. The Pittsburgh-based group has opened for blues legend BB King. For more on Mahajibee Blues Band, visit http://www.playcrossroads.com/u/Desnovel online.

All talks, exhibits and performances are free to the public. For more information, contact Lauren Blum, student events coordinator, at ldb14@psu.edu or 724-334-6063.

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