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Arts, Film & Entertainment

| Monday, February 11, 2013



* ART EXHIBITION FEATURING CHRISTINE BISSETTO: Eastern is pleased to host an exhibition of works by Christine Bisetto on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 5:30 p.m., in room 300, Halle Library. Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Bissetto has called Texas home for almost 20 years. She earned a MFA from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. She is both a practicing artist and an arts administrator. To read more, go to Christine Bissetto Event.


BRASS ROOTS TRIO CONCERT AT PEASE AUDITORIUM: The EMU Department of Music and Dance welcomes Brass Roots Trio on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in Pease Auditorium. Three world-class musicians redefine the chamber music genre with the fusion of classical, jazz, Americana and Latin styles. The trio displays an amazing mix of individual and ensemble musicianship. To learn more, go to the Department of Music and Dance homepage or call 487-4380.


VALENTINE'S DAY BENEFIT CONCERT FEATURING "MEASURE FOR MEASURE:" Join the EMU Foundation for Valentine's Day and enjoy the men's choir "Measure for Measure," Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the Student Center Ballroom. Tickets are $25. The concert benefits the scholarship fund in memory of Measure for Measure's founding director and longtime EMU choir director, Dr. Leonard L. Riccinto.

In a break from their normal full-ensemble performances, not only will the entire group perform, but they will also highlight their individual talents with small group and soloist performances. Before the performance, indulge in sweets with your sweetheart starting at 7:30 p.m. The concert begins at 8 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, go to Valentine's Day Concert RSVP or contact Natalie LaDow at 487-2320 or email at emu_foundationevents@emich.edu


URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL COMES TO QUIRK THEATRE: EMU Theatre is ready to warm up your winter with the award-winning musical comedy, "Urinetown: The Musical." Directed by Pirooz Aghssa, with musical direction by Howard Cass, Urinetown: The Musical will run Feb. 15-17 and Feb. 21-24, in Quirk Theatre. Ticket prices are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors, $9 for MAINSTAGE patrons, and $7 for children ages 10-12 (not recommended for younger audiences), no further discounts apply. Tickets are available by phone at 487-2282 or in person at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office or the Quirk Box Office. To purchase tickets online visit: emutix.com. Please note that there is an additional processing fee for tickets purchased by phone or online. For more information about EMU Theatre, our season or directions to our theatres, visit EMU Theatre or, fan us on Facebook: Eastern Michigan University Theatre or follow us on Twitter: emutheatre.


* ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT ART EXHIBITION: The campus community is invited to attend this all-media exhibition featuring the works of current MFA and MA students at Eastern on Monday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Mar. 15, in the Ford Gallery. A reception will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 4 - 7 p.m. To learn more, go to Annual Student Exhibition.


TIESTO: CLUB LIFE COLLEGE INVASION TOUR BRINGS DJ TO CONVOCATION CENTER: Tiesto: Club Life College Invasion Tour brings the world's biggest DJ for a return engagement to the EMU Convocation Center, Wednesday, Feb. 27. Tickets can be purchased online at emutix.com or call 487-2282. Tickets are $40 for the Main Floor and $30 for the Lower Bowl. Students can purchase the lower bowl tickets at a student rate of $20 in person at any EMU ticket office. For more information go to the convocation website or visit the convocation center facebook page.


NEW EXHIBIT TO OPEN AT THE UNIVERSITY GALLERY: A new exhibit "Subverting Modernism: Cass Corridor Revisited 1966-1980" will premier Monday, Mar. 11 and run through Sunday, April 28, at the EMU University Gallery, located in the Student Center. Go to Cass Corridor Event to read more. With a 1960s revolutionary spirit, the Cass Corridor artists, who worked in a run down area near Wayne State University, overthrew Modernism and ushered in Post-Modernism, exploring such themes as industrial and post-industrial Detroit, existential vulnerability, the human need for shelter, the persistence of the life force, and the presence or absence of order in nature. Gallery hours are Mon. and Thu. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tue. and Wed. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m., - 2 p.m. Go to Upcoming Gallery Events for more events. For more information, contact Greg Tom at gtom@emich.edu or Julie Myers at jmyers@emich.edu.


* ARTS MASTERS ASSOCIATION STUDIO WALK: Get a behind the scenes glimpse into working artists' studios, the art making process and the equipment and facilities of the art department at EMU on Wednesday, Mar. 13, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., in the Graduate Student Studios. Hosted by the Arts Masters Association. For more information, go to AMA Studio Walk.


MOVIE - "IMAGES FROM DETROIT'S CASS CORRIDOR": In this film, artists share their personal visions by being in geographical proximity to one another, making works that mark an era in Detroit's history that is now regarded as being highly significant. Directed by Shaun Bangert and Kathryn Brackett Luchs, the movie "Images from Detroit's Cass Corroidor," will be shown on Wednesday, Mar. 27, at 5:30 p.m., in the Halle Library Auditorium. During the late 1960s and through the 1970s, some artists living in Detroit explored alternative, inventive and personal approaches to making art. The film is a tense visual montage combining original silent footage with new information and bringing to light the mood and art of the time. Artists presented in the movie include John Egner, Steve Foust, Michael Luchs, Nancy Mitchnick, Gordon Newton, Ellen Phelan, Paul Schwarz and Robert Sestok. Original music by Mick Vranich accompanies this illuminating documentary. For more information, contact Greg Tom at gtom@emich.edu or Julie Myers at jmyers@emich.edu.

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