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Campus to celebrate Black History Month; Preacher Moss; Mahajibee Blues Band

Mahajibee Blues Band
Mahajibee Blues Band brings its blues, rock and indie sounds to the Forum Theatre at Penn State New Kensington.
1/28/2013 —



“In Your Face” Presentation
Noon, Wednesday, Feb. 6, Art Gallery

“End of Racism” Lecture
Noon, Wednesday, Feb. 6, Café 780

Blending  of Blues, Rock and Indie Music
Noon – 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, Forum Theatre

A talk and exhibit by artist Dan Bolick about his show, “In Your Face,” a discussion of diversity by comedian Preacher Moss, and a performance by Mahajibee Blues Band are a part of Penn State New Kensington's celebration of Black History Month.

Bolick’s talk is slated for noon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the campus art gallery. A question-and-answer session follows the talk. The one-man exhibit comprises 35 portraits, or faces, hence the title, and features paintings and drawings that have a story. The show runs until Feb. 28. The art gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. For more on Bolick, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Information/News/45106.htm#NEWS45106 online.

Moss’ comedy and lecture tour makes a stop at the New Kensington campus at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Café 780. His show, “End of Racism.” discusses poverty, racism, multiculturalism, and civil rights with a combination of intellect and comedic ability. Moss, who earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marquette University, is a regular on college campuses throughout the country.

At noon on Wednesday, Feb. 20, Mahajibee brings its blues sounds to the Forum Theatre on campus. The five-piece band--Tim Ambrass, bass; Brent McConnell, drums; Pat Tevis, keys/harp/vocals; Tim Vitullo, guitar/vocals; and Earl Schwalm, guitar/vocals--performs a blend of blues, rock and indie music. The Pittsburgh-based group has opened for blues legend BB King. For more on Mahajibee Blues Band, visit http://www.playcrossroads.com/u/Desnovel online.

All talks, exhibits and performances are free to the public. For more information, contact Lauren Blum, student events coordinator, at ldb14@psu.edu or 724-334-6063.

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