Arts & Entertainment
Penn State Intercom......May 9, 2002


An onlooker admires Anne, 1990, an aluminum cut-out by Alex Katz. This piece is part of a permanent collection on display at the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus.

Photo: Annemarie Mountz

Baseball celebrated

"Playing for Keeps: Celebrating Pennsylvania Baseball" is on display through July 13 in the University Libraries' Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library, University Park.

The exhibit includes memorabilia devoted to Pennsylvania's major league baseball teams, primary source material documenting Williamsport's historic relationship with minor league baseball and items from the University Archives highlighting the history of Penn State baseball. The exhibit also features a display on the evolution of Pennsylvania baseball uniforms as well as illustrated books on the Negro Baseball Leagues and Cuban baseball.

Case art exhibited

"Cases of Character: Selections from Photographic Case Art in the B. and H. Henisch Photo-History Collection" is on display through July 31 in the B. and H. Henisch Photo-History Collection Exhibit Room, 201A Pattee Library, University Park.

The exhibit highlights daguerreotype case design, a significant secondary art form that developed a life of its own in the last half of the 19th century.

For information, call (814) 865-1793.

Center for the Performing Arts

Tony Bennett brings his voice and charisma this September to Eisenhower Auditorium to help launch the Center for the Performing Arts 2002-03 Festival of the Human Voice season.

Series subscriptions for the upcoming season of 30 events are on sale now. Subscribers also may order tickets to individual events before they go on sale to the general public. Tickets to the Bennett concert -- not part of a subscription series -- go on sale June 12, while individual event tickets to all other performances go on sale Sept. 5. For information or a season brochure, call (814) 863-0255 or (800) ARTS-TIX. Visit on the Web.

Season highlights include:

* Festival Features, a special subscription series, celebrates the season theme, "Festival of the Human Voice," in performances by Sweet Honey In The Rock with Penn State's Essence of Joy choir; international singer Youssou N'Dour; and Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Ballet and Orchestra accompanied by the State College Choral Society in "Carmina Burana."

* Urban Bush Women, an American contemporary dance company, collaborates with the National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique in "Shadow's Child," a new work co-commissioned by the Center for the Performing Arts.

* Spain's Compañía Nacional de Danza, led by choreographer and dancer Nacho Duato, performs "Multiplicity," an evening-length, contemporary dance set to the music J.S. Bach.

* Schwab Auditorium serves as a backdrop for the American String Quartet with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman; the Ying Quartet; Florilegium, a London baroque ensemble, with American countertenor Derek Lee Ragin; Swedish mezzo-soprano Katarina Karnéus; and New York City cabaret singer Mary Cleere Haran. Up-and-coming baritone Troy Cook performs in Esber Recital Hall.

* Family-friendly events include Moses Pendleton's athletic dance company Momix, the blue-eyed soul of Rockapella and Theatreworks/USA's adaptation of "Charlotte's Web."

The 2002-2003 schedule follows. Performances are in Eisenhower Auditorium unless otherwise indicated.

* "Rent," 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18;

* Tony Bennett, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24;

* "Blast II: Shockwave," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1;

* "Birds of a Feather: A Tribute to Charlie Parker,"
7:30 p.m. Oct. 8;

* "Much Ado About Nothing," actors from the London Stage, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10, Schwab Auditorium;

* Florilegium, with Derek Lee Ragin, countertenor,
7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Schwab Auditorium;

* Sweet Honey In The Rock with Essence of Joy
7:30 p.m. Oct. 20;

* Compañía Nacional de Danza, "Multiplicity: Forms of Silence and Emptiness," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5;

* Wayne Shorter Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7;

* "Fosse," 8 p.m. Nov. 15;

* "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk," starring Savion Glover, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4;

* "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Cyrus Chestnut and Friends, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11;

* Troy Cook, baritone, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Esber Recital Hall;

* "Charlotte's Web," Theatreworks/USA, 2 p.m.
Jan. 26;

* American String Quartet with Richard Stoltzman,
7:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Schwab Auditorium;

* Charlie Haden, "Nocturne," 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30;

* Momix, "Momix in Orbit," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4;

* "Madame Butterfly," London City Opera, 8 p.m.
Feb. 7;

* Urban Bush Women and National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique, "Shadow's Child," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12;

* "Cabaret," 8 p.m. Feb. 14;

* Ying Quartet, "LifeMusic," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Schwab Auditorium;

* Dianne Reeves, "Celebrating Sarah Vaughan,"
7:30 p.m. Feb. 19;

* "Carmina Burana," Pennsylvania Ballet and Orchestra with State College Choral Society, 8 p.m. March 1;

* Rockapella, 7:30 p.m. March 18;

* Kirov Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. March 20;

* "Cats," 7:30 p.m. March 25 and 26;

* Katarina Karnéus, mezzo-soprano, 7:30 p.m. March 26, Schwab Auditorium;

* Mary Cleere Haran, 7:30 p.m. April 8, Schwab Auditorium;

* Youssou N'Dour, 7:30 p.m. April 15; and

* Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," 7:30 p.m. April 16.