Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed, Billboard chart topping recording artist Andy Grammer have announced their co-headlining 2016 North American tour. Fans can expect to hear DeGraw perform songs throughout his acclaimed 10-plus year career, and on the return, multi-platinum selling artist Andy Grammer will dazzle crowds with his naturally upbeat and positive songs off his recent deluxe edition of Magazines or Novels. Visit http://www.marshall.edu/muartistseries or call 304-696-3326 for more information. Tickets avalable at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Big Band Holidays, a compilation of holiday classics performed live by the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Visit http://www.marshall.edu/muartistseries or call (304)696-3326 for more information.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, friends in Manhattan’s East Village struggle to build the lives of their dreams. Pennilessness, social tension, and political unrest, among other hardships, challenge the group physically and emotionally. Facing the problems head on, they make personal self-discoveries and find what really matters most in life. On Broadway, Rent gained critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Musical among other awards. The success of the show led to several national tours and numerous foreign productions. In 2005, it was adapted into a motion picture featuring most of the original cast members. Visit http://www.marshall.edu/muartistseries or call (304)696-3326 for more information. Tickets available at http://www.ticketmaster.com
The Ohio River Festival of Books, September 26 – October 1, offers a week of literary presentations and programming to the public in local schools, library branches, and retirement communities. Our goal is to bring books to life and create a life-long commitment to literacy and learning in all ages. Our week long celebration culminates with an evening showcasing Curtis Sittenfeld, Friday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pullman Plaza Hotel. Sittenfeld is the author of the bestselling novels Sisterland, American Wife, Prep, and The Man of My Dreams, and her newest novel Eligible was voted the hottest romance of the summer. Followed by our all-day event Saturday, October 1, also at Pullman Plaza Hotel from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will feature authors Rajia Hassib, Carine McCandless, Sam Quinones, Cat Winters, and Ashley Wolff. There will also be a writers Discussion Panel Authors & Social Responsibility featuring authors Sarah Einstein, John Van Kirk, & Joseph Wyatt. An all-day writer’s workshop with Bram Stoker Award-winner Michael Knost and a performance of Alice in Wonderland by the Brightstar Theatre Troup and the region’s largest used book sale. Our closing program Saturday evening, is brought to us by New York native Chip Kidd, award-winning graphic designer and author of Judge This. Kidd will present at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery of Marshall University’s new Visual Arts Center located at 927 3rd Ave. in Historic downtown Huntington.The Ohio River Festival of Books is free and open to the public, visit our website www.ohioriverbooks.org or call Cabell County Public Library at 304-528-5700.