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Arts & Entertainment Archive

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Week of: Jul 01, 2007
First Street Hosts Young Alums » Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents Young Alumni 2007: Works by Recent HSU Graduates, on exhibit July 5 through August 5. The Gallery bills the exhibition as clear evidence of the excellent career preparation HSU provides art majors.
Week of: Apr 22, 2007
Now This is Heavy Metal » In their combined spring concert, the HSU Percussion Ensemble and the celebrated Calypso Band provide a new definition of “heavy metal” when they perform in the Van Duzer Theatre on Sat., April 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Voices II: A Community Mosaic » The HSU Junior Social Work Methods Class invites the community to attend the free, culminating event of its spring semester when a variety of groups will have their voices heard, representing the community's older adults, youth from various backgrounds, young parents, veterans, and people with mental health issues, on Tues., May 8, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room.
Week of: Apr 15, 2007
Fast-Paced Comedy in Play Festival » What goes on in a young woman's mind about the guy she’s been kissing? How can a couple of secret agents save the world? What prompts a boy to realize his mother doesn't love him? Is there really a reason to get off the couch and go to work? Can you ever be free, or is freedom just another box? These are some of the questions that eight HSU student playwrights address in the fast-paced form of the ten minute play.
Week of: Apr 08, 2007
HSU Stages Dido & Aeneas Opera » With Sarah Benzinger, a Humboldt State junior from Eureka playing one of the title roles, 29 singers together with members of the Humboldt Symphony present the short opera Dido and Aeneas on Friday. and Saturday nights, Apr. 13 and 14, at 8:00 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Library Shares ‘Power of Art’ » Humboldt State University Library, in conjunction with KEET-TV, Morris Graves Museum of Art and Humboldt Arts Council (MGMA), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and North Coast Preparatory Academy (NPA), is offering outreach in the local community through screenings, discussions, workshops, and cultural events beginning this June.
Week of: Apr 01, 2007
Student Art Exhibit Opens April 12 » Humboldt State University's Reese Bullen Gallery presents the 2007 Annual Juried Student Exhibition. This year's juror, Richard Peterson, a nationally renowned fine artist, is selecting the art for the exhibit. Peterson is department chair and teaches drawing and lithography at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California.
Suffusion: Dances From the Heart » The perennially popular spring dance concert by HSU students and faculty opens this year on April 12 in the Van Duzer Theatre. Some 50 dancers will participate in a dozen original dance pieces collected under the title of “"Suffusion."
Week of: Mar 25, 2007
Oaxaca-Humboldt Print Exchange » Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents The Oaxaca-Humboldt Print Exchange Apr. 7 through May 20. Featured artists include Shinzaburo Takeda and his students from la Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca (UABJO), in Mexico and Professor Sarah Whorf and her students from Humboldt State University (HSU). This cultural exchange between the two universities and their communities features a wide variety of printmaking processes. Humboldt State University and UABJO participate in a number of intercollegiate exchange programs.
HSU Music Season Flowers in April » April is the last full month of the University school year and the HSU Music Department has a crowded concert calendar, which will conclude the first weekend of May. Performances are based on the class work and experience HSU students gained throughout the academic year.
“How the Ink Feels” Exhibition » HOW THE INK FEELS, a collection of letterpress broadsides created by well known writers, artists and printers, will be on display at the HSU Library from Apr. 20 to June 4.
Week of: Feb 18, 2007
Cloud 9 Challenges Gender Stereotypes » British playwright Caryl Churchill’s acclaimed comedy of gender politics initially appeared in the late 1970s, with its first American performance in the early 1980s. Since then it has become a classic, performed in regional and university theatres across America and in other parts of the world.
Week of: Jan 21, 2007
Jonathan Higgins at Reese Bullen Gallery » Humboldt State University Reese Bullen Gallery welcomes the return of Jonathan Higgins in Full Circle: Recent Prints from Manneken Press. Higgins, an alumnus of HSU, Master Printer, co-founder of Manneken Press and fine artist returns with prints by eight artists who have worked with him at Manneken Press. The work is executed in both experimental and classic printmaking techniques and includes a range of aesthetic styles.
Week of: Dec 31, 2006
Library Exhibit on Forest Communities » The exhibit "Northwestern California Forest Communities" continues at the HSU Library through January 29, celebrating the Library's contributions to Calisphere, an exciting new web site launched by the California Digital Library in August. Calisphere is a free public gateway to thousands of primary sources that reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history. The HSU Library is one of 19 California libraries selected in 2005-06 through the California State Library to digitize 225 of local historical documents to add to Calisphere
Week of: Dec 03, 2006
Voice and Orchestra Make Sacred Music » "The cross-fertilization of instrument and voice has given the world some of it's most memorable music," commented Kenneth Ayoob, HSU Professor of Music and Conductor of the Humboldt Symphony. This evocative combination will be exemplified on Friday, December 8 and again on Sunday, December 10, when the Humboldt Symphony joins forces with the Humboldt University Singers and Humboldt Chorale to perform a 20th century "Gloria" for the sacred season.
Week of: Nov 26, 2006
Madrigal Singers Cap Big HSU Music Weekend » It's a mad Madrigal world as the HSU Madrigal Singers in Renaissance costume present a program of traditional carols, madrigals, solos and duets to usher in the holiday season on Sunday, December 3rd at 8 PM in the Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus.
Week of: Nov 19, 2006
Theatrical Comedy “School For Scandal” Opens Nov. 30 » Things haven't changed a lot since the first performance of Richard Sheridan's The School for Scandal in the late eighteenth century. Surrounded by war and revolution, the smart set of London still devoted considerable energy to gossip, tabloid journalism, and bedroom intrigue.
Week of: Nov 12, 2006
First Street: Angels Over Eureka » Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is set to open a new exhibit: "Angels," a one-woman show by local artist Gwen Thoele. Her oil paintings will be on display November 28 through December 22, 2006.
Students Produce 12-Artist Exhibition » Humboldt State University First Street Gallery announces "A Holiday Invitational Exhibition" opening November 28 and continuing through December 22. Featured in the show will be artwork by twelve artists from California's North Coast, who work in diverse styles and mediums.
Week of: Nov 05, 2006
‘Construction of Modern Girlhood’ by Katherine Aoki » The newest installation at the Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University’s Art Gallery, are works by artist Katherine Aoki. The show runs from November 9th -December 9th , 2006.
Week of: Oct 29, 2006
Cindy Moyer Presents the Killer B’s » B there or B square? "The theme for this concert is 'B' composers," said Cindy Moyer, violinist and HSU Professor of Music. "We have music of the classic triumvirate of great masters: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, plus the 20th century English composer, Benjamin Britten."
Week of: Oct 22, 2006
From Sublime to Ridiculous with Opera Workshop » From Sondheim's The Frogs to Mozart's The Magic Flute, and from Gilbert and Sullivan to a contemporary spoof on dreams of stardom, the HSU Opera Workshop student singers present an eclectic program of selections from musical theatre, opera, and operetta, Friday, November 3 and again on Sunday, November 5 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus in Arcata. Both shows start at 8 p.m.
Week of: Oct 08, 2006
HSU Alum’s Play Premieres Oct. 12 » "Range of Light," a new play by HSU alum Wendy J. Williams ('02), premieres Thursday through Saturday, Oct.12-14, and Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 19-21, at Humboldt State's Van Duzer Theatre. The new curtain time is 7:30 p.m.
Week of: Oct 01, 2006
Humboldt Symphony’s Exciting Program » George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," featuring Humboldt favorite, Deborah Clasquin at the piano, plus Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and a symphony by Mozart---it's a combination that seems tailor-made for audience enthusiasm.
Week of: Sep 24, 2006
Sneak Preview of “Dispensing Cannabis” documentary » Dispensing Cannabis: The California Story is a one-hour documentary film, produced and directed by Humboldt State University film professor Ann Alter with a collaborative team of HSU students. It will be presented to the public for the first time in a free sneak preview at the Minor Theatre in Arcata on Thursday, October 5. The film begins promptly at 6 PM, and will be followed by a question and answer session. There's more information at
Week of: Sep 17, 2006
Joint Concert Begins Student Music Season » The HSU Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra will have a joint perfomance on September 30, 8 p.m., in the Fulkerson Recital Hall - kicking off the season for HSU student musicians.
Gallery Opens ‘Diamond Bullets’ Exhibit » Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present, Diamond Bullets: Paintings by Jeff Jordan and Anthony Machado, on exhibit from October 3 through November 5, 2006.
Fluent Menagerie at First Street Gallery » Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present Fluent Menagerie, Sculptural Works by Jon Rajkovich, on exhibition from October 3 through November 5, 2006.
Week of: Sep 10, 2006
Dancing the Meaning of Dreams » Artists from HSU, College of the Redwoods, and the surrounding community have collaborated -- using their gifts of song, poetry, photography, scenic design, costumes, and dance -- to perform "Journeys Before Waking," a visual exploration into of the meaning of dreams.
Week of: Sep 03, 2006
Kenny Werner Trio to present Jazz Concert and Master Class » The Redwood Jazz Alliance and the HSU Music Department are proud to present an evening of jazz with the world-renowned Kenny Werner Trio. Fresh from the Green Mill in Chicago, Werner's piano trio, featuring Johannes Weidenmueller on bass and Ari Hoenig on drums, will play Monday night, September 25th, at 7:00 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the campus of Humboldt State University in Arcata. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students with ID.
Adventurers Host Slideshow on Campus » National Geographic photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols and ecologist J. Michael Fay of National Geographic and the Wildlife Conservation Society will host a free slideshow and lecture -- The Last Place on Earth -- Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Humboldt State University's John Van Duzer Theater.
Week of: Aug 20, 2006
In Rhythm » Humboldt State University music professor Eugene Novotney's oldest memories involve music -- from beating out perfect music time as a toddler, to playing his first snare drum at 5 years old.
First Street Gallery Unveils Two Exhibits » Humboldt State University's First Street Gallery is announcing the unveiling of two new exhibits: "3 Figurative Artists: Drawings and Paintings by Robert Burroughs, Theresa Oats and Jonnie Russell," and a faculty and staff exhibition showcasing the talent of the artists who teach and work in Humboldt State University's Art Department. Both exhibits run August 29 through September 23, 2006.
Week of: Jun 18, 2006
Gallery Pays Tribute to Alumna Artist » Humboldt State University's First Street Gallery's newest exhibition, Ingrid Nickelsen: A Life's Work, will be on display July 1 through August 13, 2006

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