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Nine for IX: The 99’ers

A look at the 1999 women’s national soccer team and the impact of their World Cup victory on the sport of soccer and female athletes overall. Nine for IX is a series of documentary films which originally aired on ESPN celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Four of the episodes will be screened during the year.

Nine for IX: Pat XO

An in-depth look at the legendary University of Tennessee Lady Vols Coach, Pat Summit, from her exceptional career to her new life fighting early-onset Alzheimer’s. Nine for IX is a series of documentary films which originally aired on ESPN celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Four of the episodes will be screened during the year.

Nine for IX: Let Them Wear Towels

A look at how women sports reporters, Lisa Olson, Melissa Ludtke, Claire Smith, Lesley Visser, and Jane Gross fought to be accepted, regardless of gender, and create a harassment-free work environment. Nine for IX is a series of documentary films which originally aired on ESPN celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Four of the episodes will be screened during the year.

GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL

GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL has been thrilling audiences and earning rave reviews since its sensational Off-Broadway debut.  This touching and hilarious ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends. Audience members can’t help but laugh, cry and sing and dance in the aisles! Follow five friends as they visit their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out … and you’ll recognize yourself in each of them! Described as “Desperate Housewives meets Mamma Mia” (Applause Magazine), and “As funny and outrageous as Sex and the City!” (The Advocate).GIRLS NIGHT is bursting with energy and packed with hits “Lady Marmalade,” “It’s Raining Men,” “Man I Feel Like A Woman,” “I Will Survive” and more.

Exclusive Preshow Gifts/Offers
for GIRLS NIGHT ticketholders at MONMOUTH MALL!

Go Shopping and grab drinks with your girlfriends
before the show!! The first 100 Girls
Night: The Musical
ticketholders to show up at our table in the MONMOUTH MALL food court starting at 4
p.m. on the day of the show will receive a “swag bag” filled with special
gifts/coupons courtesy of Monmouth Mall. They will also be eligible for
drink/food discounts at participating restaurants at the mall. For more information about this offer call 732.263.5715.
You must be present to receive a swag bag. Only one bag will be given out per person.  

We will also have a free photobooth in the lobby before the show and during intermission so that you and your girlfriends can get a group photo to remember the night.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Five-time Grammy
Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on a unique series of
intimate, acoustic performances this fall. The tour marks Carpenter’s return to
singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved
13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014. Carpenter will
be joined on stage by longtime friends Jon Carroll (piano) and John
Doyle
(guitars, bouzouki).
 

Carpenter has spent
the past year performing alongside world-renowned orchestras since the release
of her debut orchestral album, Songs From the Movie (Zoë /Rounder), which was conducted and arranged by
six-time Grammy Award winner Vince Mendoza. Carpenter’s world debut orchestral
concert took place on January 24 at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall alongside
the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. In March, she performed two milestone
concerts at New York’s Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic, conducted
by Mr. Mendoza, and was joined by special guests Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Jerry
Douglas, Tift Merritt and Aoife O’Donovan.

Over the course of
her career, Carpenter has sold over 13 million records. With hits like
“Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy
Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music
awards for her vocals. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details
and the most universal.

Tift Merritt will be opening the show.

Dylan Scholinski

Lecture: March 26 at 2:30 p.m. | Pollak Theatre

Dylan Scholinski was born Daphne Scholinski. She was 15 years old she was locked up in a mental hospital, diagnosed as “an inappropriate female”, and spent the rest of her high school years undergoing extreme femininity training. Now 47 years old Dylan is a distinguished artist, author, and public speaker having appeared on 20/20, Dateline and Today to discuss his experiences and has been featured in a variety of newspapers and magazines. Recently his award-winning book The Last Time I Wore a Dress: A Memoir was listed in the Top 10 Must Reads in Out Magazines first transgender issue. His artwork not only portrays the anguish of his hospital years but also his ultimate triumph. Dylan is the founder/witness for the Sent(a)Mental Project : A Memorial to Suicide. He frequently opens his studio to a variety of Denver metro youth, to provide safe space to explore and discover ways of expressing and empowering themselves without bringing harm to themselves or others.

Dylan will be exhibiting his own work as well as examples of artwork by youth who have participated in his “lead with your heart” workshop. The idea is to use the image of the heart as a template to fill and show how your heart feels on the inside and to use the space outside of the heart to show what is affecting and influencing it. Each participant interprets the project their own way and displayed together the works collect the expressions of individual to show how the heart connects us all.

Janet Boltax – Aging in America: Portraits and Commentary

Aging in America: Portraits and Commentary, is an exhibition of portraits by Janet Boltax comprised of individuals who are 90 plus years old, along with excerpts of interviews with them. The interviews focus on interesting facets of their lives and how they are adapting to the process of aging.

Opening Reception: April 15, 6-8 pm | POLLAK GALLERY

Ani DiFranco

Folk singer Ani DiFranco melds soul, funk, jazz, electronica and spoken word into her eclectic repertoire, which features the songs “Untouchable Face,”   “32 Flavors” and “Wishin’ and Hopin’.” A Grammy-winning songwriter and collaborator, DiFranco has never stopped evolving, experimenting or pushing the limits of what can be said and sung, over the course of more than 20 albums. Her CDs include the live two-disc Living in Clip, the career retrospective Canon and her latest release, ¿Which Side Are You On?

Among DiFranco’s “lifelong tribe of co-conspirators” are Pete Seeger, Prince, Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen and Cyndi Lauper.  The Buffalo, N.Y. native has made New Orleans her home base for much of the last decade, but she considers herself a traveler, touring the world both solo and with her band.

Opening the show will be renowned jazz violinist Jenny Scheinman, who has collaborated and played with artists like Norah Jones, Lou Reed,  Aretha Franklin, Lucinda Williams and Bono.

POSTPONED: Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely

This event has been postponed until further notice. Please call the box office for 732.263.6889 for more information.

Toshi Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music. Since first taking to the stage at age 17, this versatile singer-songwriter-guitarist has moved audiences of all kinds with her big?hearted, hold-nothing-back approach to rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, spirituals and funk. The New York Times described her blend as “…a love of mixing things up…[her] vocal style ranges from a dirty blues moan to a gospel shout to an ethereal croon.” Her live performances, in particular, aren’t just accessible; they’re irresistible. And Toshi Reagon loves her audiences. Leading her renowned band–BIGLovely, launched in 1996–she instantly connects, inspires and empowers.

Over nearly 30 years, Reagon has collaborated with top innovators across a wide spectrum of the entertainment field. Since Lenny Kravitz chose her, straight out of college, to open for him on his first world tour, she has gone on to share stages with notable colleagues such as Nona Hendryx, Elvis Costello, Ani DiFranco, Pete Seeger, Dar Williams, Lizz Wright, Me’shell NdegéOcello and Marc Anthony Thompson (aka Chocolate Genius). Her performances with her mother, Bernice Johnson Reagon–civil rights activist and founder of the a cappella group, Sweet Honey in the Rock—are legendary.
 
Post show discussion/Q&A:
As part of the Artful Explorations of Gender series, Reagon will discuss her unique upbringing and how it has impacted her 30 year career in the music business.