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Lucy Kalian: Swells and Soundings

Sep 2-Oct 14

Lucy Kalian: Swells and Soundings 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Lucy Kalian’s work is “unapologetically representational”. In the exhibit, Swells and Soundings she explores the tidal forces at work where land and water meet. Opening Reception: September 30, 6:30 to 8:30pm

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Bruce Dorfman: PAST PRESENT Paintings and Drawings in Combined Media

Sep 6-Dec 18

Bruce Dorfman: PAST PRESENT Paintings and Drawings in Combined Media 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 10 AM

Bruce Dorfman has had fifty-three solo exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. His work has been presented in numerous museum and university collections and gallery group exhibitions worldwide, including currently "Ways and Means: A New Look at Process in Art", July 18 – October 7, 2016 at UBS Art Gallery, NYC; June Kelly Gallery, NYC and "Making / Breaking Traditions: The Teachers of Ai Weiwei", Art Students League, NYC (2014). Lecture: September 23, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall Auditorium. Opening reception: Fri. September. 23, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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Watersides: Mark Ludak & Ira Wagner

Sep 6-Nov 20

Watersides: Mark Ludak & Ira Wagner 

Rotary Ice House Gallery - 10 AM

In this exhibition, photographers and Monmouth University Art & Design faculty members Mark Ludak and Ira Wagner present photographs and video reflecting life today on the coast of New Jersey. Opening Reception: September 16, 6 - 8 PM

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William Close and the Earth Harp Collective

Sep 24

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective recently pushed the boundaries of the “performance experience” when they finished third on NBC’s hit show “America’s Got Talent.” The group received massive praise and admiration from fans and all three judges. William Close is an installation artist and musician who has developed over 100 new types of musical instruments. He is the inventor of the majestic stringed instrument, The Earth Harp, the world's largest stringed instrument.

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TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: NIRVANA’S Nevermind

Sep 27

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: NIRVANA’S Nevermind 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7:30 PM

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss…there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This discussion will feature NIRVANA’S Nevermind. This event is free but registration is required. Panelists for this event include: Aaron Furgason, Chair, Monmouth University's Department of Communication & Kim Zide Davis- Manager for the band Pantera, Rich Robinson- Program Director/ On-air Personality 90.5 The Night; and the estate of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott.

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Art and Oceans: A Discussion About Coastal Environments

Sep 28

Art and Oceans: A Discussion About Coastal Environments 

Wilson Auditorium - 4 PM

Join us for a panel with artists Lucy Kalian, Mark Ludak, and Ira Wagner. Moderated by Urban Coast Institute Director, Tony MacDonald, the artists will discuss the coastal environments they depict in their artwork and the issues surrounding them.

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National Theatre Live: THE THREEPENNY OPERA

Sep 29

National Theatre Live: THE THREEPENNY OPERA 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Mack the Knife is back in town. A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr. and Mrs. Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off… With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond), as Macheath alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs. Peachum. This bold,anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Rufus Norris. Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language.

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CSNsongs

Oct 1

CSNsongs "Celebrating The Music Of Crosby Stills Nash & Young 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

CSNsongs is more than a tribute band. It is a group of seven New Jersey based musicians that create a full production show paying homage to the folk/rock group that changed music in the 1960s and '70s." All of "Crosby Stills Nash & Young's" compositions are highly respected by "CSNsongs" and are reproduced perfectly as they were originally written, recorded and performed throughout Crosby Stills Nash & Young's musical legacy. The iconic group’s music was born at the famous Woodstock Music Festival when Crosby, Stills and Nash hit the stage and changed the face of folk/rock music forever. Their music continued throughout the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s and is still popular and relevant today. CSN Songs helps audiences relive such special musical moments as Suite Judy Blue Eyes, Ohio, Love the One You’re With, Just a Song Before I Go, and Southern Man.

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Aquila Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing

Oct 6

Aquila Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Shakespeare’s great comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, highlights Aquila Theatre’s 25th anniversary season. Spying, subterfuge, deception, false identities, slander, manipulation and love all take part in this wonderfully entertaining battle of the sexes. Much Ado About Nothing, thought to have been written in 1598, belongs to a group of Shakespeare’s more mature romantic comedies. It is an exuberant, philosophical, and festive play excelling in combative wit, melodrama, and potential tragedy. There will be a preshow talk at 6:00 PM with the cast the day of show.

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Art Now Visiting Artist Sheryl Oring: I WISH TO SAY

Oct 6

Art Now Visiting Artist Sheryl Oring: I WISH TO SAY 

Magill Commons - 11:30 AM

After typing more than 2,500 postcards to the President from dozens of campuses and other locations around the country, Sheryl Oring’s Activating Democracy: The I Wish to Say Project is due out in Fall 2016 from Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press.

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The Lightning Thief

Oct 7

The Lightning Thief 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

Tickets on sale July 1. Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Recommended for grades 2-6.

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Met Opera: Tristan und Isolde (Broadcast Live in HD)

Oct 8

Met Opera: Tristan und Isolde (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 12 PM

Tickets on sale July 20. The season begins with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Live in HD performance.

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Jerry Zolten: We Were What We Laughed At! An American Cultural History through the Art of Stand-Up Comedy

Oct 13

Jerry Zolten: We Were What We Laughed At! An American Cultural History through the Art of Stand-Up Comedy 

Wilson Auditorium - 7 PM

Jerry Zolten, educator, author, musician, roots music historian and producer, also counts among his credits a stint as a stand-up comic. He will give a presentation on the history of stand up comedy that is richly illustrated with rare video performance clips. The talk will explore comedy as it relates to issues including ethnic stereotyping, freedom of speech, social injustice, and race and gender disparity.

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BENISE - Strings of Passion: 10 Year Anniversary World Tour!

Oct 15

BENISE - Strings of Passion: 10 Year Anniversary World Tour! 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale 4/29 for Center for the Arts donors; 5/4 for general public. The Prince of Spanish Guitar, BENISE is ‘Bennissimo!’ in this special 10 year anniversary production called “Strings of Passion”. Armed with his fiery Spanish Guitar, a stage full of musicians, and an international dance troupe, BENISE takes us on a musical journey through Salsa, Flamenco, Samba, Waltz and Tango, fused with classic rock anthems by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Santana and The Eagles…to name a few. Go center stage with BENISE in this amazing production that takes your audiences to Spain, China, Paris, Egypt, India, Cuba, Italy, Dubai, the Heartland of America…and more: the Theatrical World Music and Dance Spectacle that has been called “The Latin Riverdance”.

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On Screen/in Person:

Oct 17

On Screen/in Person: " You Belong to Me 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

On August 3, 1952, Ruby McCollum, an African-American woman, shot and killed the prominent white doctor and State Senator-elect C. L. Adams in Live Oak, Florida. Exploring a case that has haunted jurors and prosecutors for decades, YOU BELONG TO ME, Sex, Race and Murder in the South unveils hidden practices, exposing the truth of what it meant to be an African-American in the Jim Crow South, and examining the long road to healing. There will be a post screening Q&A with the producer Jude Hagin.

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