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Arts, Film & Entertainment

| Thursday, April 03, 2014



TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD AT QUIRK SPONBERG THEATRE: A poignant literary classic, To Kill a Mockingbird will play at Quirk Sponberg Theatre on Friday, Apr. 4, Saturday, Apr. 5, Thursday, Apr. 10, Friday, Apr. 11, Saturday, Apr. 12 at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Apr. 6 and Sunday, Apr. 13 at 2 p.m. and school matinees on Wednesday, Apr. 9  and Thursday, Apr. 10 at 10 a.m. Recommended for audiences 12+.

Narrator Jean Louise Finch, the grown up Scout, returns us to her childhood in the deep South of the 1930’s, a time permeated with racial and class conflict. Through Scout’s memories we relive the innocence of her youth as it crashes headlong into the shocking reality of the adults around her. A black man has been accused of a terrible crime and Scout watches as her father, lawyer Atticus Finch, courageously takes a stand for what is right.

Ticket are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors, $9 for MAINSTAGE patrons, and $7 for children ages 6-12, no further discounts apply. Tickets are available in person at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office or the Quirk Box Office, by phone at 734.487.2282, and online at www.emutix.com. Please note that there is an additional surcharge for tickets purchased by mail, phone or online. For more information about EMU Theatre, our season and directions to our theatres visit www.emich.edu/emutheatre, fan us on Facebook: Eastern Michigan University Theatre or follow us on Twitter: emutheatre.


U.S. AIR FORCE BAND CONCERT: The United States Air Force Band of Washington, D.C., will present a free public concert at EMU's Pease Auditorium on Wednesday, Apr. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature The United States Air Force Concert Band and the Singing Sergeants. 

As the premier touring musical ensemble for the United States Air Force, The U.S. Air Force Band travels throughout America and abroad to honor those who have served, inspire American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and positively impact the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States of America. 

Tickets are not required for this event, however, patrons with tickets will receive seating priority. To request free tickets by mail please visit emich.edu/music/bands and fill out a request form. Tickets can also be picked up in person at the EMU Dept. of Music & Dance main office, located in N101 Alexander Music Building Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Sponsored by EMU Bands and the EMU Department of Music and Dance. For more information, please contact EMU Bands at 487-1430 or emu.bands@emich.edu.


KAPOW! COMICS RETURN TO EMU'S UNIVERSITY GALLERY: The fifth in a series of shows at EMU devoted to original cartoon and comic art curated by art history professor, Richard Rubenfeld. This exhibit celebrates a kind of art that most people only get to see in print or digitally - panel cartoons, comic strips, comic books and graphic novels. The exhibition's works encompass a broad range of subjects, styles and themes, both humorous and serious, with examples dating back to the early 20th century.  The exhibit runs until Wednesday, Apr. 16. To read more, please visit http://art.emich.edu/.


EMU PLANETARIUM ROLLS OUT THEIR 2014 LINE-UP OF MOVIES: The EMU Planetarium has a new line-up of movies for 2014. Tickets are $5 and are available in person at the door, at any EMU ticket office, online at www.emutix.com or by phone at 487-2282. All shows are open to the public. Seating capacity is limited to 37 and all shows will start promptly at their designated times so please arrive early. The EMU Planetarium is located at 402 Mark Jefferson Science Complex. Ticket price includes seasonal stargazing prior to the featured movie. Below are the movies currently featured at the Planetarium for the 2014 season:

"Back To The Moon For Good," offers an exciting, educational fulldome show narrated by award-winning actor Tim Allen. The 25-minute digital film highlights the history of exploring the moon and provides an insider’s look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history. The stunning visuals and compelling narrative of the show explain the importance of the Google Lunar XPRIZE in encouraging today’s space entrepreneurs and innovators to collaborate toward building a new space economy while inspiring the next generation to “shoot for the moon.” This movie is appropriate for 13 years and up audience. Show dates and times are as follows:

  • Wednesday, Apr. 9 - 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Apr. 11 - 5:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Apr. 16 - 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Apr. 25 - 7:30 p.m.


"The Little Star that Could," will be shown on Friday, Apr. 25, 6 p.m. "The Little Star that Could" is a story about a little star, an average yellow star in search for planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets. Each planet is introduced to your audiences with basic information about our Solar System. Run time is 35 minutes and is appropriate for all ages, recommended for families. K-6 Education Guides are available. Each “Little Star” show includes “Seasonal Stargazing” with a run time of 7 minutes. Please visit the "Little Star That Could" to see a preview of the movie. This movie is appropriate for all ages. Show dates and times are as follows:


“Stars,” is back for one last show on Friday, Apr. 11 at 7 p.m. Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that lights the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. Narrated by Mark Hamill. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Please visit "Stars" to watch a preview of the movie. Check out their Facebook Page at EMU Planetarium Facebook Page.  For questions or more information, please call Norbert Vance at 487-4146 or email Tom Kasper at tkasper@emich.edu.

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