Arts & Entertainment
Penn State Intercom......November 1, 2001


'The Gambler' bets on Christmas show ARTS_Kenny_Rogers

Kenny Rogers will present his holiday show, "Christmas From The Heart Featuring The Toy Shoppe," at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at The Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus. Reserved tickets cost $37 and $32.

The production features 11 songs written by Rogers, as well as several holiday classics, brought to life with lavish sets and life-size toys. This season will be the last chance to see the production, which is in its fifth and final year.

Tickets are available at The Bryce Jordan Ticket Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, select Uni-Marts, Commonwealth Campus ticket outlets, by phone at (814) 865-5555 and (800) 863-3336, or online at

Percussion Ensemble

The Penn State Percussion Ensemble will present its 2001 Homecoming concert at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I, on the University Park campus.

Nick Petrella, who will be featured in the performance, will give a multiple percussion clinic at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in 122 Music Building II.

Glee Club

The Penn State Glee Club will present its Annual Homecoming Concert at
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in Schwab Auditorium on the University Park campus.

Tickets are $6 general admission and $2 for students and are available at the Arts Ticket Center, at the HUB-Robeson Center and at Eisenhower Auditorium. President Graham B. Spanier will join the Glee Club as guest conductor. The concert also will feature the Hi-Los and the Varsity Quartet.

Bach's Lunch

The Penn State Double Reed Ensemble will perform at the Bach's Lunch concert at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Eisenhower Chapel on the University Park campus.

The free, 20-minute concert is sponsored jointly by the Lutheran Student Association and the School of Music. After the concert, audience members may take their bag lunches to the Memorial Lounge in Eisenhower Chapel. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Multimedia 'Siddhartha'

"Siddhartha's Journey" will be performed at 8 p.m. Nov. 8, 9, 10 and
14 through 17 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Paul R. and Margery Wolf Kuhn Theatre in the Community Arts Center on the Penn State Altoona campus.

The play is a multimedia adaptation of the Herman Hesse novella, "Siddhartha," incorporating dance, film, music and visual arts.

Tickets cost $3 for students and seniors and $5 for general admission. Tickets are available by calling (814) 949-5452. For information, visit the Penn State Altoona Web site at

War photography on exhibit

"Requiem," an exhibition of images from Vietnam and Indochina, will be on display from Nov. 7 until Jan. 27 in the Ward Conference Room, 103 Community Arts Center at Penn State Altoona.

Curated from the Indochina Photo Requiem Project and coordinated by the George Eastman House of Rochester, N.Y., "Requiem" is dedicated to the 135 photographers from different nations who are known to have died or disappeared while covering the wars in Indochina, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

The Division of Arts and Humanities will sponsor a reception for "Requiem" and the juried exhibition "Conceptual Counterpoints" from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. The reception is free to the public.

For information, call (814) 949-5451 or visit the Penn State Altoona Web site at

Mixed media exhibit

"Conceptual Counterpoints," an exhibition of mixed media work, will run Nov. 7 through Dec. 14 in the McLanahan and Sheetz Galleries in the Community Arts Center at Penn State Altoona.

The exhibition include works by Tyler Hewitt of Chicago and Richard Eisen of Columbus Ohio.

A free reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.

Hispanic Heritage Month

"Latinos and Latinas in the Arts" is the theme for Hispanic Heritage Month being celebrated during November on the University Park campus.

The schedule follows:

* Hispanic and Latino/a students' artwork will be exhibited throughout November at the HUB-Robeson Cultural Center.

* Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity will hold a monologue contest from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in
Heritage Hall, HUB-Robeson Center.

* An open mike poetry reading will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in Pollock Commons.

* "A Night at the Copa" dance will be held from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday,
Nov. 10, in the Mars Room at East Halls.

* Children's Day, featuring activities, magicians, storytelling and more, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Heritage Hall, HUB-Robeson Center.

* The Puerto Rican Student Association and the Society for Hispanic Engineers will hold a food festival from
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Heritage Hall at the HUB-Robeson Center. The cost is $2 or meal points.

* A "Dress for Success" business fashion show will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Mars Room at East Halls.

* "Mr. and Ms. Latino/a Pageant will be held from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. in Heritage Hall, HUB-Robeson Center.

For information, call Melissa Landrau-Rodriguez at (814) 863-9440.

'Crucible' explores hysteria

"The Crucible," Arthur Miller's masterpiece about witchcraft hysteria in Salem, Mass., will be performed at 8 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 and 12 to 17 at the Pavilion Theatre on the University Park campus.

Tickets cost $7.50 for preview performances at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8. Tickets are $10.50 for adults and $8.50 for students and children for regular performances.

For information, call (814) 863-0255.

Maps Library features 2 displays

The University Libraries' Maps Library at 1 Paterno Library on the University Park campus installed an entrance display providing a unique view of the recent attacks on New York.

The display focuses on maps and satellite photographs pertaining to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The images come from sources such as the New York Times and books in the Libraries' collection.

Another entrance display, the first in a series about China, features a map of China centered among postcards and photographs of Beijing and The Great Wall as well as other famous areas of China.

For information, call Joanne Perry at (814) 865-0139 or e-mail