October 22nd, 2018

Popular Children’s Book, The Rainbow Fish, Comes to Life at the Weis Center

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will present The Rainbow Fish and two other companion stories, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep and Opposites on Saturday, November 3 at 11 a.m. at the Weis Center. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for ages 3-7 and has a run time of 60 minutes without an intermission. The performance is sponsored, in part, by the Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg and the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau. The Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg will offer free kids’ activities in the Weis Center Atrium from 10-11 a.m. The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver […]

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October 22nd, 2018

Grammy Award-Winning Americana Legend Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Come to the Weis Center

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will bring their unique blend of Americana music – blended with bluegrass, country, honkytonk and rockabilly – to the Weis Center on Thursday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is sponsored, in part, by River Woods. While Marty Stuart’s too gracious to admit it himself, the Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician is living, breathing country-music history. He’s played alongside the masters, from Johnny Cash to Lester Flatt; been a worldwide ambassador for Nashville, Tenn., Bakersfield, Calif., and points in between and safeguarded country music’s most valuable traditions and physical artifacts, including its […]

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October 15th, 2018

Performance Review: Cristina Pato

Internationally acclaimed Galician bagpipe master and classical pianist Cristina Pato performed with her quartet on Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Her band includes Julien Labro on accordion and bandoneon, Edward Perez on double bass and Eric Doob on drums. Cristina Pato enjoys a professional career devoted to cultural exchange and creating new paths for her unique instrument. Ms. Pato is an active member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and serves as educational advisor for the Silkroad Project. Her latest album Latina (2015) has received critical acclaim, including a four and a half star review […]

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October 15th, 2018

Weis Center to Host Performance About the Complexities of Memory Loss, Plus Free Health and Wellness Fair

“There is something, way down deep that’s eternal about every human being…And that’s what’s left when memory is gone.” – Thornton Wilder London-based Theatre Re will present a thought-provoking and moving theatre piece, The Nature of Forgetting, on Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. There will be a free pre-performance talk, The Science Behind the Making of The Nature of Forgetting on the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. In conjunction with the performance, the Weis Center will also host a free Health and Wellness Fair from 5-7:30 p.m. […]

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October 9th, 2018

Indian Dance Ensemble Returns to Weis Center with New Performance Piece, Samhara

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble will bring Indian classical dance to the stage on Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artists on Tuesday, October 16 at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Centre Daily Times. One of the premiere Indian classical dance ensembles performing today, Nrityagram had the unprecedented distinction of making The New York Times‘ “Best Dance of the Year” list in 2015 and 2016. More than a dance company, Nrityagram was founded as a village devoted to Odissi dance. […]

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October 1st, 2018

Performance Review: Dina El Wedidi

Dina El Wedidi comes from a self described traditional Egyptian background, attending university in Cairo were she composed her own music. Since 2011, El Wedidi and her band have toured extensively throughout the world, introducing the unique sound of Cairo to the global music scene. Dina El Wedidi and her 5-piece band, including Bass guitarist Mounir Maher, Percussionist Azima Barhoma, Accordionist Wael el-Sayed, Drummer Mohammed Raafat and Sound Engineer Mafdy Thabet performed at Bucknell University on September 27th at 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the U.S.-sponsored Center Stage program, El Wedidi is touring America from coast to coast; Lewisburg is the […]

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September 26th, 2018

Ensemble Specializing in Baroque Classical Music to perform at Weis Center with Acclaimed Countertenor

Les Violons du Roy will perform with renowned countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo on Sunday, October 14 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center. There will be a free pre-performance talk with Music Director and Conductor Jonathan Cohen from 1:15-1:45 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is in honor of George Jenks. Les Violons du Roy with a core membership of 15 players specializes in the vast repertoire of music for chamber orchestra and performs in the stylistic manner most appropriate to each era. Although the ensemble plays on modern instruments, its approach to the works of the baroque […]

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September 22nd, 2018

Performance Review: Red Molly

The guitar drawls. The beat of drums reverberates through the floor and up your feet. Audience members laugh and cheer as Red Molly takes the stage. Known for their gorgeous harmonies and infectious songwriting, Red Molly (Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner and Molly Venter) graced Lewisburg downtown with their presence on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre. This ‘Americana trio’ beautifully weaves together the threads of American music. In their caramel voice and superb three-part harmonies they explore every sound from folk to bluegrass, lamenting ballads to honky-tonks. Laurie, Abbie, and Molly each have wonderfully distinct voices, both in […]

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September 19th, 2018

Acclaimed Bagpiper, Cristina Pato, to Perform with her Band at the Weis Center

Internationally acclaimed Galician bagpiper master and classical pianist Cristina Pato will perform with her band on Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. There will be a pre-performance talk with the artist the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. She will perform with Julien Labro on accordion and bandoneon, Edward Perez on double bass and Eric Doob on drums. Cristina Pato enjoys an active professional career devoted to cultural exchange and to creating new paths for her unique instrument. Her dual careers have led to performances on major stages throughout […]

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September 15th, 2018

Performance Review: Mohamed Abozekry and Karkadé

Mohamed Abozekry and his instrumental ensemble Karkadé introduced Lewisburg to the sounds of classical Arabic music, Sufi music of northern Egypt, and secular poetry on Friday,  September 14 in the Weis Center Atrium. Abozekry is a world-renowned Egyptian oud virtuoso. Karkadé is Abozekry’s second ensemble. It is a compositional effort to return to his roots, presenting a more traditional Egyptian style of music infused with a sense of modernity. He released Karkadé’s album in September 2016. Karkadé mixes styles and traditions to describe “a path to an Arab world at peace with its history and turned towards the future.” On Friday night, the Weis […]

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