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"Beautiful – The Carole King Musical"
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ’n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. The show features beloved songs, including “I Feel the Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got a Friend” and the title song.
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Talks/Lectures, History/Science
"Before the Human: Africans, Sovereigns & Slaves"
This talk by Dr. Bennett asks how might the focus on eighteenth-century race and commodification obscure earlier and equally expansive ideas about difference and dispossession? In taking up this question as a conceptual starting point, the talk charts a different, if not lost, genealogies of difference and dispossession that defined how Europeans in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries registered their encounter with Africans and subsequently classified some as subjects of sovereigns and other as sovereign-less subjects who could be enslaved. This event is free and open to the public. Room 160.
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Musical
"Finding Neverland"
Directed by visionary Tony-winner Diane Paulus and based on the acclaimed Academy Award-winning film, "Finding Neverland" tells the story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J. M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatregoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes a monumental leap. He leaves his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever.
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Children's Theatre, Musical
"Me ... Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall"
"Me … Jane," based on a Caldecott Honor Book by Patrick McDonnell, is the true story of the young Jane Goodall, who as an adult scientist has spent more than half a century studying the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees. This musical production—adapted by Andy Mitton, Aaron Posner, and McDonnell—shares how Goodall believed in herself, lived her dreams, and made a difference in the world.
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Children's Theatre, Musical
"Night Train 57" A Sensory-Friendly Folk Opera
Enter the freewheeling musical world of Grammy Award-winning singer Dan Zanes, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Claudia Eliaza, and percussionist Yuriana Sobrino for Night Train 57, an interactive folk opera that takes audiences on a far-out ride to the galaxies and back. During a joyous dusk-to-dawn trip through the stars, passengers discover the power of friendship and community with the sounds of twenty-first-century handmade sing-along music. It’s an adventure that welcomes travelers of all ages and every sensory level.
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Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings
"The Denial of Anti-Blackness: Multiracial Redemption and Black Suffering"
This talk by Dr. Vargas will invite the audience to consider the concept of anti-blackness and the challenges of Black autonomous analysis and political organizing. He will bring to light how progressive research and progressive multiracial efforts that address Black suffering are often unable to engage foundational, structural, multigenerational, and ubiquitous forms of anti-blackness. In multiracial progressive mobilizations of the Black diaspora, Brazil and the U.S more specifically, Black suffering is acknowledged while anti-blackness is negated. This event is free and open to the public. Room 162
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Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures
"The Racial Logics of Extraction"
Through an ethnographic engagement with the politics of frontier making in Honduras, Dr. Loperena interrogates the racial logics of the extractivist development agenda that cohered in the wake of the 2009 coup. This developmental mandate is crucially bound up with dominant racio-spatial epistemologies, which render indigenous and black peoples as barriers to national progress. The suspension of democratic norms following the coup was used to usher in the sistema de la muerte (system of death) that has not only claimed the lives of dozens of land and environmental activists but also resulted in the concession of over 30% of Honduran territory to foreign and national investors. Dr. Loperena will demonstrate the ways in which the expansion of extractive capitalism is contingent on a settler colonial logic of elimination, which positions blackness outside the spatial boundaries of the state’s sovereign political territory in order to hasten processes of accumulation for the national elite. This event is free and open to the public. Room 160.
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Meeting, Living History
148th Company C Civil War Reenactment Group Meeting
The Reenactment Group will meet as usual at Hoss's Steak and Seafood Restaurant.
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Children, Class/Workshop
3s, 4s & 5s Storytime
Join us for stories, songs, flannelboards, and more. Recommended for ages 3 to 5. Registration required; call ahead.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event, Volunteer Event
AAUW State College Used Book Workshop Donations
We welcome book donations this fall at the AAUW's Used Book Workshop, located in the Boalsburg Technology Park. The books will be offered for sale at the May 2019 Used Book Sale at the Penn State Snider Ag Arena. The workshop is open Mondays, 6:00 -8:00 pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 am- 2:30 pm. Please your boxed and bagged donations to the center door left of the loading dock during workshop hours. Ring the bell for assistance. Book donation bins are also available 24/7, but donations at the door during workshop hours are preferred. Workshop Directions: On 322E from State College (South Atherton) take the third right past Rte 45E on to Discovery Drive, then left on Technology Drive. The workshop is in the brown brick building on the corner of Technology Drive and Discovery Drive.
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