University of Idaho Events for Feb. 23 - March 1

Friday, February 13 2009


Feb. 13, 2009 Written by Jeremy Bennett MOSCOW, Idaho – The following is a list of University of Idaho-sponsored events for the week of Feb. 23 – March 1. Events will take place in Moscow, and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Tuesday, Feb. 24 20th Annual National African American Read-in 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. University of Idaho Library 850 Rayburn St. in Moscow Faculty, students and staff are invited to read three to five minute selections from African American literature. The Office of Multicultural Affairs, which sponsors the event, seeks to broaden the University of Idaho's commitment to cultural enrichment and academic excellence by maintaining an environment that supports multiculturalism and promotes inclusion. For more information, visit www.students.uidaho.edu/oma "An Ear for Jazz": University Interdisciplinary Colloquium Series 12:30 p.m. Idaho Commons, Whitewater Room 875 S. Line St. in Moscow Dan Bukvich, professor in the Lionel Hampton School of Music, will speak on "An Ear for Jazz." The University Interdisciplinary Colloquium is a series of lectures by distinguished members of the University of Idaho faculty and staff presenting and describing their approach to teaching and/or research in their respective disciplines. For more information, call (208) 885-5997 or visit www.class.uidaho.edu/uic Making Money While Making a Difference: Nonprofit Careers 5 p.m. Idaho Commons, Room 338 875 S. Line St. in Moscow A workshop about career paths in the nonprofit sector. The event is sponsored by the university's Career and Professional Planning center. For more information, call (208) 885-6121. Luna Fest hosted by the Women’s Center 7 p.m. Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre 508 S Main St. in Moscow Luna Fest is a touring national film festival of short films by independent women filmmakers and screenwriters, with proceeds benefiting the Breast Cancer Fund. Tickets are on sale at the University of Idaho Women’s Center in Memorial Gym, room 109, or Book People of Moscow located on 521 S. Main St. in Moscow. The cost is $9 for adults, and $7 for students and senior citizens. Wednesday, Feb. 25 Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival Community Kick Off 5:30-7:30 p.m. Prichard Art Gallery 414/416 S. Main St. on the corner of Fifth and Main streets in downtown Moscow The community is invited to a kick-off celebration for the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival. It will feature exclusive musical performances and art work by Lenny Bergner and Surel Mitchell. Admission is free, and includes a no-host bar and hors d’oeuvres. For more information about the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, visit www.jazz.uidaho.edu Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival: “Latin Rhythms Meet Dizzy Gillespie” 8 p.m. ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center 1000 Stadium Way in Moscow Come dance to jazz and Latin rhythms as the first night of the jazz festival pays tribute to American jazz trumpeter, bandleader and singer, Dizzy Gillespie. This evening's all-star lineup will feature Jon Faddis with an all-star band of guest trumpeters, including Byron Stripling, in a horn blow out. Vocalist Jackie Ryan will dazzle festival audiences with her jazz and Latin-infused stylings. Closing out the night, Jose Rizo's "Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars" will make people want to dance. A dance floor will provide a space for people to move to the beats. Tickets cost $32 for floor seating, $27 stand seating and $17 for students. For additional ticket information, contact the University of Idaho Ticket Office at (208) 885-7212. For more information about the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, visit www.jazz.uidaho.edu Thursday, Feb. 26 Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival: "Island Fever – Grooves from Brazil and the Caribbean" 8 p.m. ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center 1000 Stadium Way in Moscow Showcasing the explosive and seductive jazz sounds of Brazil and the Caribbean, the lineup features Monty Alexander's Jazz and Roots; Kenny Barron's Canta Brazil with Trio da Paz and Anne Drummond on flute; and the Anthony Wilson/Chico Pinheiro band, which features the fiery enthusiasm of two of the world's top guitarists. Tickets cost $32 for floor seating, $27 stand seating and $17 for students. For additional ticket information, contact the University of Idaho Ticket Office at (208) 885-7212. For more information about the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, visit www.jazz.uidaho.edu Friday, Feb. 27 "Perfect Illusions: Eating Disorders and the Family" Noon Memorial Gym, Room 109 1000 Stadium Way in Moscow The Women's Center will screen "Perfect Illusions: Eating Disorders and the Family" as part of its film series. For more information, visit www.students.uidaho.edu/womenscenter. Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival: "Sing and Swing" and "Tribute to Ray Brown" 8:30 p.m. ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center 1000 Stadium Way in Moscow This concert will pay tribute to Ray Brown, widely considered one of the masters of the jazz contra bass. Featured artists include: Bobby McFerrin, The Monty Alexander Trio with John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton. Tickets cost $32 for floor seating, $27 stand seating and $17 for students. For additional ticket information, contact the University of Idaho Ticket Office at (208) 885-7212. For more information about the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, visit www.jazz.uidaho.edu Saturday, Feb. 28 Student Vocal Recital 1 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 405 S. Van Buren St. in Moscow Emily Jackson will perform a vocal recital. For more information, contact the Lionel Hampton School of Music at (208) 885-6231. Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival: “Everybody Dance: Moving to the Sounds of Yesterday and Tomorrow” 8:30 p.m. ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center 1000 Stadium Way in Moscow The capstone performance for the festival will have the audience moving to the music. Piano prodigy Eldar Djangirov and vocalist Gretchen Parlato will inspire the crowd. The explosive conclusion of the festival features the Lionel Hampton New York Big Band with Joe Locke unleashed on vibes. Tickets cost $32 for floor seating, $27 stand seating and $17 for students. For additional ticket information, contact the University of Idaho Ticket Office at (208) 885-7212. For more information about the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, visit www.jazz.uidaho.edu
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