December 6th, 2017

Sweet Honey in the Rock: A Night of Holyday Joy

What a way to welcome the holiday season! Grammy-winning, all-women, African American a capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock returned to the Weis Center (they performed in 1992) for a December 1 performance that had everyone “Celebrating the Holydays.” Founded in 1973, and with a few member changes over its forty years, Sweet Honey in the Rock has a mission to educate, entertain, and empower through powerful a capella vocal dynamics and American Sign Language. The current lineup consists of vocalists Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil and Shirley Childress, an American Sign Language Interpreter who has […]

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November 30th, 2017

First Hip Hop Happening Breaks Ground

In breaking with traditional concert norms, the Weis Center hosted its first ever Hip Hop Happening. This panel-performance brought to attention many of the political issues most commonly discussed in hip hop music in the past to lead the performers to speculate on the genre’s future in social action. Moderated by Manny Faces, a New York City based hip hop journalist and advocate, the Weis Center welcomed artists Amos Lachman, J Pope and two Bucknell University students Mansa K and Amarachi Ekekwe. Keeping with the themes of social action, the panel discussion opened up with a question from Manny surrounding […]

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November 27th, 2017

An Evening with Guitarist Lenny Kaye Added to Weis Center Schedule

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will host Lenny Kaye, acclaimed guitarist for Patti Smith Group, on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. “An Evening with Lenny Kaye” is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free question and answer session with Kaye on the same day as the performance at 12 noon in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The talk will be facilitated by Bucknell University Philosophy Professor Peter Groff and is free and open to the public. The talk will explore Kaye’s role in the evolution and history […]

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November 13th, 2017

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Brings Kid Hip-Hop to Weis Center in Free Show

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will bring their unique kid-friendly hip-hop to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. The performance is free and tickets are not required. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for all ages and has a run time of 60 minutes, without an intermission. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need during the holiday season. Bucknell University acknowledges with gratitude generous funding from the family of Janet C. Weis which makes this performance possible. More Fraggles than Wiggles, more […]

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November 13th, 2017

Lightwire Theater Returns to Weis Center to Present Holiday Performance

Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas will come to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, December 2 at 2 p.m. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for all ages and has a run time of 60 minutes, without an intermission. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate and the Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg. Patrons are encouraged to come early for free kids’ activities, hosted by the Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg, in the Atrium Lobby from 1-2 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to […]

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November 13th, 2017

Sweet Honey in the Rock brings holiday a cappella performance to Weis Center

Sweet Honey in the Rock will present a holiday a cappella performance, “Celebrating the Holydays” on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need during the holiday season. “Celebrating the Holydays” is a rare fusion of traditional American holiday spirituals, hymns and inspirational songs, as well as songs from other cultures and religions from around the world. The special presentation, which offers a celebration of good tidings for the season has been presented over the past […]

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November 10th, 2017

A Far Cry brings “The Blue Hour” to life

It is very rare to witness a multitude of moving artistic parts come together so ingeniously in the name of creating one body of work. This is just what occurred at the Weis Center on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 9 with an exquisite performance of a piece entitled the “The Blue Hour” by A Far Cry string orchestra and vocals from Brazilian jazz singer Luciana Souza. The piece was a creative collaboration that came to fruition from the works of five notable female composers – Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw and Sarah Kirkland Snider – and featured […]

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November 6th, 2017

Future of Hip Hop Music to Be Discussed at Weis Center in Free Panel Discussion, Live Performances

The future of hip hop music will be discussed by several emerging artists on Monday, November 13 at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. Hip Hop Happening is free and tickets are not required. The event will include a panel discussion with four emerging hip hop artists who are carving out careers for themselves: Amos Lachman, J Pope and two Bucknell University students Mansa K and Amarachi Ekekwe.  The discussion will be followed by short, 20 minute sets by each of the participating artists. The evening will be moderated by NYC-based hip-hop new media journalist Manny Faces. Introductions […]

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October 30th, 2017

Shanghai Quartet performs with pianist Qing Jiang

The Shanghai Quartet with Qing Jiang, piano will perform Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. They will perform Mendelssohn’s Quartet Op. 12, Penderecki’s Quartet No. 3 (commissioned by the Shanghai Quartet), and Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34. There will be a pre-performance talk with the artists from 1:15-1:45 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. Its elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional […]

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October 30th, 2017

Boston’s A Far Cry Orchestra to present new work written by five leading female composers at the Weis Center

The string orchestra, with vocalist Luciana Souza (pictured), perform the new work with text from poet Carolyn Forché The Boston-based Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry will present a new evening-length work called The Blue Hour on Thursday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The Blue Hour features Grammy-winning singer Luciana Souza in a song-cycle written by five leading female composers: Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw, and Sarah Kirkland Snider. The text that serves as the libretto is by 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize winner Carolyn Forché. The performance is sponsored, in […]

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