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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Preview on MassLive The Springfield Republican and MassLive Online ran a preview of the Fine Arts Center appearance by the stylish and edgy dance company, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet.  Check it out.

MacArthur Genius Performing Here! On January 25, 2011, the UMass Fine Arts Center will be hosting Charles Lloyd's New Quartet. Among Lloyd's sidemen will be pianist Jason Moran, whose remarkable and innovative career has earned him one of the 2010 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships--the well-known "Genius Award." More on Moran's award is available here.

Is our Building Really that Ugly?
“I look out my window at what would easily be the most-hated building in all of Massachusetts if it weren’t for the fact that the UMass Amherst campus is too far from Boston to be known statewide. This would be the Fine Arts Center (see above), a gigantic nightmare of concrete slaps that look to have been salvaged from the Berlin Wall.”

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Tyler TylerThe UMass Fine Arts Center Asian Arts & Culture Program presents "Tyler Tyler," a new work by choreographer and Hampshire College alumna Yasuko Yakoshi on Wednesday, October 6 at 7:30PM in Bowker Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for students. Please call the box office at 545-2511 or 1-800-999-UMAS. Online here. For more information, see this page. More Information..

Movable FeastLionel Loueke’s story begins in Benin, a small country in West Africa “I remember when I was 11 or 12 I was going to see my brother perform. I would be listening from 10PM to 3AM in the morning, just looking at him playing, listening to the music.” Lionel Loueke brings his accomplished trio to Bowker Auditorium on October 7 for an evening of innovative jazz. Learn more here. More Information...
Movable Feast"Movable Feast," a socially-engaged mobile art installation designed to raise questions about our food production and consumption habits, had its opening in front of the FAC Concert Hall on October 23rd. Over the next several weeks the installation will be traveling up and down the Valley. More Information...
Chucho ValdesChucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers make their highly-anticipated visit to the Concert Hall on October 19. Here's a video that Valdés calls "Zawinul's Mambo," based on Joe Zawinul's "Birdland." See more on the upcoming performance by Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers at the FAC on this web page. More Information...
Also don't forget Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet on Saturday!


Kat FryEach week, Spotlight will feature one of our workstudy students.  This week we're inviting you to meet Kat Fry, one of our student workers in the Marketing and Development office for this year.  She transferred to UMass two years ago from Marist College, and is now a Junior Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations.

Kat is a very proficient photographer, we'll be taking advantage of her skill as she documents FAC cultural celebrations, artists' talks, receptions and the like.


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