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Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

2132 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT United States

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February 2018

Ladysmith Mambazo

February 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT United States
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$25 - $35

Founded by Joseph Shabalala in the early 1960’s, three-time Grammy Award-winning vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is still going strong. Catapulted to worldwide fame following the success of Paul Simon’s Graceland, the group is now enjoying the busiest time of their career. “It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.” - Paul Simon

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TAO: Drum Heart

February 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT United States
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$25 - $35

Athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in a show that has critics waxing lyrical about the group’s extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. Time Out calls them “powerful, dynamic and unique,” and the Chicago Tribune says they are “extraordinarily talented... incomparable muscular zeal” as they bring non-traditional flair to the rich heritage of Japanese drumming.

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins

February 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT United States
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$22 - $24

Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrive on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out! With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful 60-minute, action-packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwaters's award-winning book (also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey) is the perfect family treat for ages 4 - 104! Special Pre-Show Fun! Come early and join our special guests…

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April 2018

The Piano Guys

April 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT United States
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$20 - $65

Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an internet sensation by way of their immediately successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They've made over 65 since joining forces in early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful ." But it's the Guy's highly original blend of classical music with pop that has really been the cause of an internet phenomenon that brought them to their major label self-titled debut album released on…

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