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Oct. 1 – WSU big bands premiere Latin jazz piece, showcase blues

Trumpeter Gabe Braendlein, a member of the WSU Jazz Big Band, will be featured as a soloist in Oct. 1 concert.

PULLMAN, Wash. – A free, public band concert of “Mostly Blues” will be performed at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Kimbrough Hall at Washington State University.

The WSU Big Band II, directed by Alvin Delos Santos, a graduate teaching assistant in the School of Music, will perform the Duke Ellington classic, “C Jam Blues,” » More …

Oct. 1 – WSU Common Reading: Cornell Clayton to discuss civility, democracy

PULLMAN, Wash.— U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) hollers “You Lie!” at President Barack Obama during his health-care speech to Congress. Conservative talk-radio showman Rush Limbaugh labels a caller a “slut” because she advocates insurance coverage for contraceptive care. Occupy Wall Street protesters portray bankers as criminals.  Is American democracy in the midst of an “incivility crisis”? » More …

28th Annual Vocal Extravaganza concert slated for Oct. 11, Dad’s Weekend

Vocal-Extravaganza-650p-2013-DSC_2306PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University School of Music will present the 28th Annual Vocal Extravaganza at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in Bryan Hall Theatre. A part of the celebration of Dad’s Weekend events, the performance will showcase all of the vocal ensembles in the School of Music.

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Oct. 16, Nov. 13 – WSU film series highlights Civil Rights Movement

4-little-girls-coverPULLMAN, Wash. – Fifty years ago on an early Sunday morning, members of the Ku Klux Klan hid a box of dynamite under the steps of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The ensuing explosion killed four girls, none older than 14, and injured 22 others. The bombing marked a turning point for the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

The 1963 church bombing is the focus of a free film, “4 Little Girls”, to be shown 4 p.m.  Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Washington State University’s Talmadge Anderson Heritage House, located at 935 B Street.

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