Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The November 18 production of Layon Gray's Black Angels Over Tuskegee drew an almost-full house for this brilliant production which chronicled the history of the Tuskegee Airmen. The narrated production was presented through the eyes of six Tuskegee Airmen who battled racism and segregation during the 1940’s to beat the odds and earn their wings. The audience response ranged from laughter to tears.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
The Contradictions of Fair Hope documentary narrated by actress Whoopi Goldberg will be shown on Saturday, October 26, at the Marian Anderson Music Center at Cheyney University at 6:00 p.m. The film was directed by S. Epatha Merkerson who played Lt. Anita Van Buren in NBC's Law and Order for over 15 years, and attorney Rockell Metcalf. At the conclusion of the screening, directors Merkerson and Metcalf will speak to the audience and provide additional insight into this powerful drama.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The 2013-2014 Arts and Lectures Series began with the opening of the Synthia SAINT JAMES Exhibit in the Biddle Hall Art Gallery on Saturday, September 7. Ten programs will be offered this semester. The Arts and Lecture Series is part of the Academic Quality and Excellence activity which is funded by a grant Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Title III).
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Students, faculty and staff at Cheyney University were treated to an inspirational lecture by artist, educator, and activist Ayanna Gregory at 1:30 pm on September 11 in Vaux Logan Auditorium.
Monday, March 11, 2013
On Wednesday, March 27, actress Christina Chan will perform “Unbinding Our Lives” at Cheyney University’s Dudley Theatre at 7:30 pm. The solo-performance is presented as part of the 2012-2013 Arts and Lectures Series at Cheyney University. Chan will portray three real Chinese American women from China in the 1800's and their personal stories of being sold into slavery, prostitution, and abandonment in the streets of China, thus shattering the exotic, subservient, China doll image.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Dr. Terry Rodenberg, retired professor of Sociology and Assistant Vice Chancellor of International Studies at Western Illinois University, will present a lecture on “The Negro Leagues and the Desegregation of Baseball - The Rest of the Story" on April 3. Rodenberg's lecture comes just before the release of the movie 42, a biographical film about the life of baseball player Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play Major League Baseball in the modern era.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
This Little Light of Mine, The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price, will be performed by soprano Adrienne Danrich at the Marian Anderson Music Center on the campus of Cheyney University on Tuesday March 5 at 7:30 pm. The multi-media production includes recordings from both legends, as well as songs by Price and an audience sing-along. Tickets are available at www.cheyney.edu. http://cheyney.ticketleap.com
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Cheyney University Artist in Residence Wendell George Brown gave a gallery walk-through for Professor D'Antonio-Madsen and Professor Domenic's art students on Thursday afternoon. The event marked the opening of his show and the conclusion of a week's work in preparing the room for public view.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Mali Sadjo: The Legend of the Hippopotamus, performed by Kulu Mele African American Dance & Drum Ensemble, will entertain audiences on Thursday, March 25 at the Marian Anderson Music Center at 7:30 pm.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Black Violin concert in Marian Anderson Music Center on September 18 evening nearly filled the Marian Anderson Music Center. Just as notable, however, was the clinic conducted by Black Violin violist Wil B and violinist Kev Marcus earlier in the afternoon in the Cheyney University band room.
Monday, September 10, 2012
The 2012-2013 Schedule for the Arts and Lecture Series at Cheyney University features ten programs with a variety of speakers, musicians, singers and dancers from many continents and disciplines. All programs are held on the Cheyney University Campus and are open to the public.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Download the Spring 2011 The Arts At CU Event brochure that includes the Arts & lectures Series, PIFA Events, Community Day, Band and Choir event information.
Friday, February 11, 2011
The Arts and Lecture program provides an opportunity for shared academic and cultural experiences among faculty, staff, and students across departments and disciplines. The program presents ideas, issues, and problems significant for general education and society at large, and brings you world-class performances, lectures, films, and special events. These events are sponsored by Strengthening Historically Black College and Universities (Title III). Most events are free and opened to public.
Friday, February 4, 2011
The arts and lectures series begins Feb. 16 with Dr. Yohuru Williams, a lecturer on race and politics. On Feb. 24, Dr. Raymond Wise will explore the impact of spirituals and gospel music on African American Heritage. March 2 Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Tubman will visit for a fireside chat. Throughout April the works of artist Purvis Young will be on exhibit and April 8 brings the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Don't miss the series finale, Treemonisha, on April 27.