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Category: Arts & Culture

WSU Schnitzer Museum announces fall exhibits

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU reopens Sept. 7 with two new exhibitions, “Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar” and the “Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition.”

Ella Fitzgerald’s lasting legacy at WSU

Fitzgerald, one of jazz’s most iconic stars, performed inside Bohler Gym on Nov. 5, 1952, the day after Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected for his first term as president.

Imagine Louis Armstrong playing your prom

In the spring of 1951, legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong took the stage at Bohler Gymnasium to play for Junior Prom. Tickets cost $3.25 per couple, and the theme was “Bayou Blues.”

Acclaimed tenor Roland Hayes frequented Pullman

Nearly a century before Billie Eilish or Drake, the WSU Pullman campus was a regular stop for Roland Hayes, the man world-renowned for his mellow tenor voice and wide-ranging musical selections.