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Gala & AuctionTix Going Fast for Friends of the Fine Arts Center Gala & Auction
Oh the Things You'll See, Hear, Taste & Love!
Tickets for the Friends of the Fine Arts Center Gala & Auction have already reached half of the event's capacity. Don't be left out! The Gala & Auction will be held on Saturday, February 5th, 2011, at the Hotel Northampton. The event is a Benefit for Arts in Education featuring dining, dancing, and the auction. Check here for the entertainment lineup and visit for updates and to buy tickets online.

Gift CertificatePack the Halls with Wows and Gollies! FAC Gift Certificates are Great for Holiday Giving
Finding the right present for your friends, family, or coworkers is always a challenge, so let us help you out! With the holidays upon us, gift certificates to FAC events are a great way to invite your loved ones or colleagues to share some of the fabulous events on tap for the spring season. Pilobolus, Waiting for Godot, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and many other performances make for great gifts. Just call the box office at 545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS.

@TheFAC@TheFAC Newsletter Takes a Hiatus Until January 12
The Fine Arts Center's weekly @TheFAC e-newsletter will be taking a hiatus until mid-January, when the spring performance season starts up again with the Charles Lloyd New Quartet. Throughout December, however, there are a number of exhibits and openings at the campus galleries. Check them out to the right.

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"It makes me feel good!"

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All Is Calm: The Xmas Truce of 1914Inspiring Story of a Christmas Truce Between the Trenches of a WWI Battlefield
Exquisite singing and words from men who were there evoke a moment of peace on a stark, 80-mile-long World War I battlefield in "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914." On Thursday, December 2 at 7:30 PM, the acting company Theatre Latté Da and the a capella choral group Cantus will portray the heartwarming story of this remarkable event on the Concert Hall stage. A perfect way to open the holidays. Veterans are entitled to a special ticket price of $15. More...

AmreekaAsian Arts & Culture Program's Arab Cinema Panorama Presents Amreeka
Wednesday, December 1, 7 PM
Flavin Family Auditorium, SOM 137
Amreeka (96 minutes, in English and Arabic with English subtitles). In this heart-warming tale, an accomplished feature debut by Palestinian/Jordanian filmmaker Cherien Dabis, a courageous and resourceful single mother leaves the West Bank with her son for a new life in America. Free and open to the public. More...

At HeartHampden Gallery Exhibit: "At Heart, Spike Jones: The Eames Edition"
Friday, December 3–Monday, December 20,¬†from 6 to 8 PM Daily
At the touch of a button, Spike Jones' song "Cocktails for Two" starts playing, a cocktail glass spins out from one of the painted boxes and coasters are left for the taking. The piece is meant to be a set of quietly elegant structures that, once activated, reveal an irreverent twist, not unlike Jones' music. More...

Max ArmenAugusta Savage Gallery Presents "Earth Radiance: Max Armen's Plein Air Painting"
Monday, December 6–Friday, December 17
Opening reception: Monday, December 6, 5–7 PM
Through this exhibit of exquisite images, Max Armen investigates the New Mexico landscape as a tangible living being with the ability to silently communicate. The exhibit is sponsored by the Arts International Residency (AIR) Program. More...

Nixon in ChinaNixon In China
New York Metropolitan Opera Bus Tour
Saturday, February 12, 1 PM

One of the most powerful American operas of the 20th century, "Nixon in China" has its Met premiere in a production by Peter Sellars, conducted by composer John Adams, and choreographed by Mark Morris. Tickets: $175 (includes reserved balcony seat, bus, box lunch, and gratuity). There are only a few seats left.
For reservations, call 413-577-2486. Call Now!

Victor SignoreVictor Signore Exhibit at the Hampden Gallery
Friday, December 3 through Monday, December 20
Opening reception: Friday, December 3, 6–8 PM
Victor Signore's solo exhibition of new mixed-media sculpture and installation explores the creation of a liminal space where the boundaries between corporeal and immaterial states or physical and mental experience are blurred. The exhibit runs from Friday, December 3 through Monday, December 20, with an opening reception on Friday, December 3 from 6 to 8 PM. More...

Michelle DicksonMichelle Dickson: "Never Arriving" at Hampden Incubator Space
Friday, December 3 through Monday, December 20
Opening Reception: Friday, December 3, 6–8 PM

"Never Arriving" will be an installation at the Hampden Gallery Incubator Space that will focus on concepts of time and space. Dickson will create a site-responsive installation in the gallery over the course of several weeks with the installation process on view to the public. More...


T.R. Rosenberg on Randy Weston:
"Randy Weston's performance began like a smooth and gentle invitation to enter his world. With flawless spontaneity, he took us on an unforgettable and thrilling ride. I felt embraced by his compositions and amazingly unrestrained improvisations. There is no complacency in Mr. Weston's piano playing, though at this point in his career it might be justified. Thanks, Fine Arts Center, for once again bringing a master to our town."
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