Thursday, February 25, 2016
Jeff Obafami Carr's show, “How Blak Kin Eye Bee?” on March 29 is a one-man exploration with seven characters including Ma Dear, The Head Doctor, Ac-tore, and Jesse D Blues, shows what it means to be an African American in America. Race, diversity, aging and self discovery are among the topics covered in his multi-character two-act play
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Black History Month, observed nationally throughout the month of February, is in full swing at Cheyney University, the nation’s first institution of higher learning for African Americans.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Grammy-nominated vocalist Angela Brown will unite opera, pop and gospel in one sensational voice as she takes stage at Cheyney University to perform "Opera...from a Sistah's Point of View" on February 9 in the Marian Anderson Music Center Auditorium.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Nearly every seat in the Marion Anderson Music Center was filled with students, faculty and community ticketholders for a stirring performance by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCD) on November 9.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCD) will perform four works by four different choreographers on Monday November 9, 2015 at the Marian Anderson Music Center at Cheyney University. Presented by the Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Arts and Lectures Series at Cheyney University, the program begins at 7:00 pm.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
On Thursday, October 29th, Cheyney University’s Arts and Lectures Series presented "Searching for Willie Lynch" by Layon Gray at the Marian Anderson Music Center Theatre.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Rennie Harris Puremovement, the preeminent American Street Dance Theatre Company, wowed the crowd at Cheyney University September 24 for the 2nd performance in the University's 2015-16 Arts & Lectures Series.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM) will perform at Cheyney University’s Marian Anderson Music Center on Thursday, September 24. The program showcases a vibrant collective of classic work from the past twenty years including “P-Funk” which focuses on the individuality and group dynamics of Harris’ athletic male dancers.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Black Violin, a perennial favorite at Cheyney University, opens the 2015-2016 Arts and Lectures Series on campus September 9 at 7:00 pm in Marian Anderson Music Center. Tickets, available online, will not be sold at the door.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Two classically trained musicians - violinist Kev Marcus and violist Will B – will fill Cheyney University’s Marian Anderson Music Center with music on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:30 pm.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Randy Lewis visited campus November 10 to share his story about an initiative he undertook as Walgreens senior vice president of supply chain and logistics in 2007 when Walgreens opened its 14th distribution center in Anderson, S.C. The Center was the first facility of its kind to employ a significant number of people with disabilities. Lewis' inspiration, he said, came from his autistic son.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Staycee Pearl Dance Project performed Octavia at Cheyney University’s Marian Anderson Music Center on Monday, October 20. The program, part of the 2014-2015 Arts and Lectures Series, was open to the public and free of charge.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
One of America’s most beloved pianist/composers, Robin Spielberg, performed An Evening of Solo Piano at Cheyney University on Monday evening, September 29. The program was part of the 2014-2015 Arts and Lectures Series
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.