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2012-13

PETER CASE, SINGER-SONGWRITER

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 | 4 P.M.
PULLIAM CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY MEDIA, WATSON FORUM

Workshop and craft talk on songwriting. Registration is not necessary, but pre-registration is encouraged. For information or to pre-register contact Ron Dye at rdye@depauw.edu

PETER CASE, SINGER-SONGWRITER

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 | 7:30 P.M.
GREEN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, THOMPSON RECITAL HALL

Noted as a founding member of two influential new wave & pop rock bands, the Nerves and later, the Plimsouls, Peter Case went on to a successful solo career which has spanned over two decades and is highlighted by three Grammy nominations. Case is well respected by many well-known songwriters and has recorded with illustrious musicians such as Victoria Williams, Jim Keltner, Ry Cooder, Roger McGuinn and John Hiatt, as well as with producers T-Bone Burnett and Mitchell Froom.

Opening act is Greencastle musician Anthony Mullis.

ACTORS FROM THE LONDON STAGE: OTHELLO

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 | 7:30 P.M 
GREEN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, MOORE THEATRE

Each year the AFTLS casts five of Britain’s finest actors to tour two of Shakespeare’s plays to college campuses all over the United States. Each actor portrays several roles and all character shifts are enacted on stage in full view of the audience, providing fascinating effects and surprising insights. In addition to performing this great tragedy, during their weeklong residency company members will also visit over a dozen classes and will hold an acting workshop for students. 

TAD ROBINSON BAND, SOUL AND BLUES
FOLLOWED BY ROCK BAND PUBLICITY STUNT

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9  |  7:30 P.M.
THE INN AT DEPAUW, STUDENT SOCIAL CENTER

Performing both originals and covers of classic blues and soul songs, Tad Robinson has been described by Downbeat Magazine as placing “near the top of the list of finest living singers of soul blues.” In 2011 Robinson received his lifetime sixth and seventh nominations by the Blues Music Awards for both the Soul Blues Male Vocalist of the Year and the Soul Blues Album of the Year. A master showman and virtuosic singer, at this 2013 ArtsFest closing party, Tad will be backed by organ, guitar, horns, bass and drums. The Inn at DePauw will provide a cash bar for patrons over twenty-one. 

JOE BRENT & SARA CASWELL, MANDOLIN & VIOLIN DUO

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26 | 7:30 PM 
GREEN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, THOMPSON RECITAL HALL

Joe Brent on mandolin and Sara Caswell on violin combine elements of both older and contemporary classical music with jazz, rock, traditional and other genres to deliver a truly eclectic sound free from gimmicks and novelty. Their intimate and spirited performances are both innovative and accessible. Now based in New York, Brent is a former DePauw student
and Caswell originally hails from nearby Bloomington, Ind.

CRAIG & THE CRAWDADS, NEW ORLEANS STYLE SIX PIECE BAND

THURSDAY, MARCH 6 | 7:30PM 
GREEN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, THOMPSON RECITAL HALL

Led by Craig Brenner on piano, the Crawdads play a wide range of New Orleans style music, including Zydeco, Blues, Swing, R & B, Boogie Woogie and Jazz. Brenner is a highly regarded Professor Longhair style pianist and composer, and he is backed by the Crawdads on drums, bass, saxophone, accordion, guitar and percussion.

AMY ANDREWS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19 | 7:30 PM
INN AT DEPAUW, STUDENT SOCIAL CENTER, B

Based in Atlanta, GA, songwriter Amy Andrews is originally from Baltimore where she grew up listening to Frank Sinatra and Bonnie Raitt, as well as country and blues. Amy trained in classical music gearing herself toward a career in musical theatre, until she discovered a love of songwriting, which set her on her current path touring small venues in the U.S and Canada.

Opening for Andrews will be DePauw's own Bootleg String Ensemble, a group of string players who play instrumental versions of popular songs, arranged for strings. The Bootleg String Ensemble was founded in 2013 by Sarah Jylkka and is made up of student string players from DePauw's School of Music.

There will be a cash bar in the Inn at DePauw venue.


2012-13  

BOBBIE LANCASTER, SINGER-SONGWRITER

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 - 1 P.M. - GCPA THOMPSON KERR THEATRE

In a special ArtsFest 2012 Art Attack program, Bobbie Lancaster delivers a fun and intimate concert geared specifically toward young children. 

JOHN SCHWANDT, ORGANIST

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012 - 7:30 PM - GCPA KRESGE AUDITORIUM

Organist John Schwandt returns to DePauw to provide live accompaniment to the 1922 classic silent film Nosferatu in a special ArtsFest presentation. Nosferatu,directed by F.W. Murnau, is the oldest known vampire film. Following the film, there will be a Halloween costume party in the GCPA Great Hall. At 4 p.m. in the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media, Watson Forum, there will be a panel discussion on the vampire in theatre, film and literature.

Costume Party with DJ to follow the film in the Great Hall.

YUVAL RON ENSEMBLE, MIDDLE-EASTERN MUSIC AND DANCE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - 7:30 P.M. - THOMPSON RECITAL HALL, GCPA

 Led by founder and oud player Yuval Ron, the Yuval Ron ensemble play an eclectic blend of music from Jewish, Arabic, Christian and Sufi sacred musical traditions. Yuval Ron has been nominated for a Grammy and won a 2007 Academy Award for Music for a Short Film for West Bank Story.  In addition to traditional string, wind and percussion folk instruments played by the ensemble, the concert will also feature dancing by Aziz, a whirling dervish.

DAVID MCMILLIN '06, SONGWRITING WORKSHOP

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TUESDAY, APRIL 9 - 4 P.M. - GCPA 1302

Songwriting workshop with Chicago-based singer and 2006 DePauw alum David McMillin. No preparation necessary, but pre-registration is requested by emailing Ron Dye.

DAVID MCMILLIN '06, SINGER-SONGWRITER

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 - 7:30 P.M. - THETA GARDEN, GCPA

The Theta Garden is the outdoor courtyard across Locust Street from the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Thompson Recital Hall if inclement weather.

Chicago-based singer and DePauw alum (2006) David McMillin has toured with artists such as Shelby Lynne, Third Eye Blind, Sister Hazel, the Goo Goo Dolls and Martin Sexton, among others, and was honored by the Chicago Reader with a “Best of Chicago 2008” in folk, country and Americana music.  McMillin, a former Creative Writing major at DePauw, plays music that has been described as alternative country and folk rock. 

Opening act is Greencastle musician Anthony Mullis.