The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has been awarded a three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The $600,000 grant will support initiatives that will more deeply integrate the performing arts with Penn State’s research and pedagogical missions.
As part of its 2019–20 season, the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has curated eight presentations that will tell the stories of African-American life in the United States throughout the last several centuries.
In its first visit to State College, New York City’s Mexico Beyond Mariachi will perform “Sugar Skull!, A Dia de los Muertos Musical Adventure” for youngsters and their families, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in Eisenhower Auditorium.
Saxophonist Maceo Parker, who helped pioneer the sounds of soul and funk with the likes of James Brown and George Clinton, will perform “It’s All About Love” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Eisenhower Auditorium.