Arts & Entertainment at Marshall University
Since 1936

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Tony Bennett

Thursday September 29th

No one in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence than Tony Bennett. With millions of records sold worldwide and platinum and gold albums to his credit, Bennett has received nineteen Grammy® Awards, including a 1995 Grammy® for Record of the Year and the Grammy® Lifetime Award.

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Lewis Black The Emperor's New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour

Saturday October 8th

LEWIS BLACK, a Grammy® Award winning stand-up comedian, is one of the most popular performers working today. He is a comedian, actor and author who performs more than 200 nights annually, to sold-out audiences throughout the world. Black is one of few to sell out renowned theaters, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas, plus a sold-out Broadway run at NYC’s Richard Rodgers Theatre

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Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer Live In Concert

Friday October 21st

Multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw is no stranger to the top of the charts. The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, “Chariot,” which earned platinum certification and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin has gone on to success after success, including hits such as “In Love with a Girl,” “We Belong Together, “Not Over You,” and “We Both Know.” Gavin’s latest album is set to release this Fall.

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Thursday November 10th

Twenty years ago - 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world.

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We Are Marshall 10th Anniversary Celebration

Friday November 11th

All proceeds benefit student scholarshps. For more information contact Alumni Relations at

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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Choir

Thursday November 17th

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Choir consists of 55 members, both students and alumni, who come from all walks of life. The choir prides itself in being multicultural in both its membership and the music it performs. Since its inception in 1994, the choir has gained a reputation for its unique ability to successfully interpret both a Western and an African repertoire and has since become sought after at choral festivals internationally

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Wynton Marsalis - Big Band Holidays With the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

Thursday December 8th

Jazz up your holiday celebration with nine-time Grammy® Award Winner Wynton Marsalis! The composer-performer-artistic director brings the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for a magical evening of festive music that blends classical, jazz and holiday favorites.

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Cinderella Ballet The State Ballet Theatre Of Russia

Tuesday January 24th

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents CINDERELLA The Full-Length Ballet - which tells the enchanting story of wishes and dreams that really do come true. The beloved ballet is set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev, with choreography by Vladimir Vasiliev.

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Helen Macdonald

Saturday February 4th

Helen Macdonald is an English writer, poet, and naturalist. She is best known as the author of H is for Hawk, the instant New York Times bestseller and award-winning book which describes the year Macdonald spent training a goshawk after her father’s death

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Freda Payne Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Friday February 10th

Freda Payne, celebrated R&B and jazz vocalist, who shot to fame with her #1 Hit, “Band of Gold,” and “Bring the Boys Home,” pays tribute to the legendary Ella Fitzgerald on Ella’s 100th birthday anniversary, as no one else can! Payne, the star of such Broadway shows as Jelly’s Last Jam, Sophisticated Ladies and Blues in the Night, “conjures the spirit of Ella” with her renditions of “A-Tisket, a-Tasket,” “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing.” and “Mack the Knife,” as well as many other Fitzgerald classics.

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42nd Street

Saturday February 18th

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42ND STREET includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You,” and of course “42nd Street.”

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Tuesday April 4th

PIPPIN, the high-flying hit musical is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago… the show the New York Times declared “ASTONISHING. A PIPPIN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY.” PIPPIN won the Tony Award for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL!

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Saturday April 29th

Tickets are $75.
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the 21 @ The Frederick

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