Arts and Culture

‘Granny’ makes a new home at DU

The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble has been performing Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum for 15 years. But putting the show together this year was almost like starting over. After financial reasons forced the ensemble to move from its longtime venue at the Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC), Cleo took the […]

Howard finds ‘real lives’ in the faces of survivors

Howard finds ‘real lives’ in the faces of survivors

A class conversation on portraiture and racial stereotyping inspired Deborah Howard, associate professor in the School of Art and Art History, to begin her latest project, “Artist as Witness: Child Survivors of the Holocaust.” “I wanted to find a way to portray these survivors in a true sense, without romanticizing […]

Newman Center offers something for every palate

The DU Steel Drum Ensemble will perform on Caribbean steel drums from 11 a.m.–noon in Hamilton Recital Hall. Tom Miller, Steel Drum Ensemble instructor, will direct. Admission is free. For information, call 303-777-5852. Later that day, from 4–5:30 p.m., the Lamont Wind Chamber Ensembles will perform, directed by Joseph Martin. […]

Spirituals Project Choir to accompany play about abolitionist

The Spirit of Frederick Douglass is coming to the Newman Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. The play draws from the speeches and letters of Douglass (1818–95), who rose from the bonds of slavery to become one of the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement. Accompanying […]

The Playground offers homage to composer Henry Cowell

The Lamont School of Music’s chamber ensemble-in-residence, the Playground, will perform the eclectic music of Henry Cowell at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The group’s 15 members include several former Lamont students and current faculty members. They play a variety of instruments — piano, guitar, […]

Holocaust survivors inspire one-man play

Henry Greenspan spent two decades talking with Holocaust survivors. Those conversations became the basis for a one-man play, REMNANTS, which Greenspan will perform at the Hebrew Educational Alliance at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30. The University of Denver’s Center for Judaic Studies, along with the Holocaust Awareness Institute and Hebrew Educational […]

Percussion quartet fuses music and theater

So Percussion, an up-and-coming ensemble, will bring its unique musical talents to the University of Denver Oct. 28. Members Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting and Lawson White will be in residence with the Lamont School of Music in the days leading up to the performance at the Newman Center’s […]

Authors take center stage in Pen and Podium series

Some of the world’s most distinguished writers will share their works, their ideas and their inspiration in the Post-News Pen & Podium Series to be held in the Newman Center’s Gates Concert Hall through next March. The four-part literary lecture series kicks off on Oct. 24 with Garry Trudeau, the Pulitzer […]

Young artists take on the topic of race in N*W*C

Three ethnically diverse friends created a show aimed at reclaiming and redefining the racial slurs that had been used to oppress them. The funny, thought-provoking result is N*gger, Wetb*ck, Ch*nk or N*W*C the Race Show, to be showcased in the Newman Center’s Gates Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18. Blending […]

Brits join Denverites in symphonic performance

The London Symphony Chorus will join the University’s own award-winning Lamont Symphony Chorus at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 14. Part of the Newman Center Presents series, the performance in the Newman Center’s Gates Concert Hall will be preceded by a free Behind the Curtain lecture at 6:30 p.m. The performance will […]

Out in Our Faith film series explores religion and sexuality

Out in Our Faith: Sexuality, Film and Civic Engagement with Religious Communities,a free series of films and discussions, will explore the issues of sexual identity and religious beliefs. The series runs Oct. 8–Nov. 1, with films screened on Sunday and Monday nights followed by panel discussions on Wednesdays. DU’s Center […]

Exhibit spotlights the world’s most beautiful places

Exhibit spotlights the world’s most beautiful places

Internationally known photographer Mike David brings his work to DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts Oct. 6–8 in the Spirit of Adventure exhibit and performances. A large screen presentation of David’s photography will transport audiences though the remote villages of the Himalayas, the crystal blue water of the tropics, the splendor […]

A Night in Naples features Neapolitan songs, food and wine

Central City Opera Festival Italiano Orchestra tenor Brian Downen and Maestro John Baril will present A Night in Naples at the Newman Center’s Gates Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Part of the Newman Center Presents series, the performance includes the likes of “Aprile,” “Santa Lucia” and “Mattinata” and ends […]

Play focuses on the lasting effects of sexual assault

On Sept. 6, an auditorium full of incoming first-year students watched a simulation of a DU student being sexually assaulted onstage. The scene was part of Untitled, a play based on the real-life experiences of four former DU students.  Untitled tells the story of a girl who, throughout her childhood, has […]

Logan collection lands at DU

Logan collection lands at DU

This fall, DU’s Victoria H. Myhren Gallery will showcase some of the diverse ways that artists manipulate ideas of reality in its Negotiating Reality: Recent Works from the Logan Collection exhibit. Organized by Art and Art History students, the exhibit will feature 19 world-class works created since 2000. Gallery Director […]