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Charles Lloyd’s New Release Mirror Receives Five-Star Review
Charles Lloyd
Charles Lloyd's recent recording Mirror has garnered a 5-Star Review. Hear Lloyd and his brilliant Quartet, including MacArthur "Genius" Award Winner Jason Moran, live in Bokwer on Tuesday, January 25th at 7:30PM.  Get your tickets now! More Infomation ...

Let’s Welcome Chucho and the Afro-Cuban Messengers to Amherst on Tuesday, October 19th!

Chucho Valdes
Read this review from the Chicago Tribune regarding Chucho Valdés' concert at Symphony Center last Sunday. Here's more information on Chucho's appearance at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall next week.
 

FAC Staff Involved in Art & Soles Project in Springfield
SpringfieldArt & Soles is taking over Tower Square October 23rd to celebrate the power of public art. Nineteen talented local artists, including the FAC's own John Simpson, created distinctive responses to the question: What makes Springfield great?  University Museum of Contemporary Art Director Loretta Yarlow was one of the judges for the exhibit. More information here and here...

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CocinandoChucho Valdés PLUS Exhibit in Concert Hall Lobby
On Tuesday, October 19th, when Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers bring their Latin flair to the Fine Arts Center, there will be an exhibit in the lobby highlighting the beautiful, sexy, colorful, innovative, and creative graphics that grace the covers of Latin music albums. Cuban-American designer, visual artist, DJ, and musician Pablo Yglesias will be on hand to share his perspective on Latin album cover art and the stunning treasures from his personal collection.
George N. Parks
UMass Celebrates the Legacy of George N. Parks

On October 16, A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of George N. Parks will be held at the Mullins Center. The Celebration begins at 11:30 AM; doors open at 10:00 AM. Parks led the Minuteman Marching Band to national stature during his 33 years as director. More details on the memorial event will provided here as they develop.

Khen RinpochePre-Register for Exploring Buddhism Now!
Pre-registration for the Asian Arts & Culture Program's presentation of the 3rd annual Wisdom Teachings with the distinguished Tibetan teacher Khen Rinpoche, in partnership with Five College Buddhist Studies Program and Manjushri Institute, is open through Friday, October 15. Registration will also be available at the door, at a higher price. Please see the Asian Arts and Culture Program website for the full schedule.


 

Holly LyntonHolly Lynton Exhibit at Hampden Gallery
Artist Holly Lynton is interested in photographing people who work with animals on small scale, sustainable, local, organic farms and in the wild to expose the spiritual conviction they have for this way of life, and as a gesture to her commitment and belief in their importance. Opening reception on October 24 at 3:00 PM. More on the exhibit...
 
SPOTLIGHT ON OUR STUDENTSJesse Meade
Work-study student Jesse Meade is a double major in Communications and Marketing and has maintained a 4.0 GPA during her three years at UMass. Jesse hails from Hull, Massachusetts, in the eastern part of the state. She hopes to pursue a career in the marketing industry after she graduates. "I enjoy doing the hands-on marketing that I'm a part of at the FAC," says Jesse. "I'm learning skills that I'll be able to apply to my eventual job."

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

T.R. Rosenberg on the Lionel Loueke Performance:
"The concert was exciting, dreamy, melodic, uplifting, and unpredictable. The musicians intensely engaged each other and were having such a good time, I didn’t want to miss seeing a moment. Then, at times I felt like closing my eyes and just let the music take me away. By the concert's end, I felt like I had been massaged and caressed. Loueke’s songs and jazz improvisations are brilliant!"
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