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05/09/2020
AU 2020 Virtual Cabaret

Shout out to another member of our Alvernia University community, Scott Giacobbe performing a song from the musical Oliver! #TheArtsareAliveatAlvernia!

This next entry is Scott Giacobbe singing a song from the musical Oliver!

05/09/2020
AU 2020 Virtual Cabaret

There are so many members of the Reading and Berks County community who make the Arts at Alvernia University special! Here’s Diane Dunkleberger playing “Breathe”! (Thanks for sharing your artistry, Diane!)

Here is a video from the talented accompanist Diane Dunkleberger, the song being played is called Breathe! In the comments below is also a throw back picture from Diane!

05/09/2020
AU 2020 Virtual Cabaret

Alvernia University’s Fine and Performing Arts Faculty aren’t just excellent educators. They are accomplished professional artists! Listen to Professor Jennifer Michalik, participating in the student driven Virtual Cabaret!

Our next entry is Jennifer Michalik singing the soprano solo in Vocalisè by Wilbur Chenoweth. Here are are a few words from Jenny:

What a blast from the past this was for me 😊! I even found an old publicity photo from around the same time. Can’t wait to watch everyone else’s performances!

05/09/2020
AU 2020 Virtual Cabaret

Professor Carol Schwanger kicks off AU 2020 Virtual Cabaret with a prayer. Celebrate the Arts at Alvernia University!

Here is the first post of the Virtual Cabaret! Please enjoy a prayer from Carol Swanger!

05/08/2020
AU 2020 Virtual Cabaret

The students of Alvernia University have kept their creative spirit alive! Join them tomorrow - https://www.facebook.com/2020VirtualCabaret/

Live and video performances of students who could not do so in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Support the students, and especially the Class of 2020 in their various performances and presentations online on May 9, 2020!

04/09/2020

Wishing you light and peace!
Happy Passover!
Happy Easter!

04/02/2020
Berks Jazz Fest

The beat goes on! Check out the Berks Arts Council & Berks Jazz Fest’s virtual festival!

BERKS ARTS COUNCIL SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!
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Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest Encore Online created to present Facebook concert series starting Thursday, April 2, with the Chuck Loeb Memorial All-Star Jam hosted by Rick Braun and Gerald Veasley from 2019 fest.
The 11-concert series runs through Monday, April 6, featuring major shows from past fests.
Complete Details/Concert Schedule
https://berksjazzfest.com/boscovs-berks-jazz-fest-encore/
Share news with your musical friends.
Share feedback with us!
www.berksjazzfest.com

03/30/2020
At Six Feet

Thanks, Berks County native & Broadway Star Danny Gardner for using your creative talents to share some humor!

https://youtu.be/AFMPkp8UlvY

A timely parody of Irving Berlin's "Cheek To Cheek". Lyrics written by Drew Humphrey and Danny Gardner. Choreographed and created by Danny Gardner Please con...

Clay on Main is hosting a Virtual Gallery! Submit your work and check out the artists they’ll host:https://www.facebook....
03/28/2020

Clay on Main is hosting a Virtual Gallery! Submit your work and check out the artists they’ll host:

https://www.facebook.com/186100197193/posts/10157129293542194/?d=n

Clay on Main is a non-profit community arts center which houses a truly unique gallery, and in light of the recent recommendations of self-quarantine, we will be hosting a truly unique online experience! Join us for our first-ever online gallery exhibition starting on April 5th to support our awesome community of artists and makers. Each day during this week we will be sharing a different collection of work each at 12pm.

Clay on Main will be accepting submissions until April 3rd and will be sharing these pieces on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter along with how to purchase directly from the artists. So clear your schedule of toilet paper shopping and watching paint dry, pour yourself some wine or fix a quarantini and lets come together online and support the arts.

Have a question about the show or work for consideration? Email [email protected], message us on Facebook or check out our event page for the Quarantine Gallery!

Are you a crafter/ fabric artist/ seamstress/ tailor/ sew hobbyist? Use your talents to sew medical masks! More info:htt...
03/24/2020
Sew to Save

Are you a crafter/ fabric artist/ seamstress/ tailor/ sew hobbyist? Use your talents to sew medical masks! More info:

https://www.sewmasks.org/

sew masks. reduce transmission.Together we’ll sew thousands of masks and distribute them to the workers on the front lines of this pandemic - from healthcare workers to the folks stocking shelves and staffing checkouts. Check out our FAQ to get started. Find a Drop Off Location

Alvernia University artists & community! What are you making? Participate in a virtual festival:https://www.socialdistan...
03/21/2020
SUBMIT — The Social Distancing Festival

Alvernia University artists & community! What are you making? Participate in a virtual festival:
https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/submit?fbclid=IwAR20G7fQBFTU76pKTKRvZVCZ5-KHchxcI_AZ0LwR1v0zdcHHtFjot8h6Fqs

SUBMITInterested in submitting? Contact Nick! Details below.SUBMISSIONS:At this point, submissions can be a lot of different things. Photos or videos welcome, and NO you don’t have to be from Toronto! PLEASE include with your submission some information about how this work has been impacted by the...

03/16/2020

Let's get creative! What are you making during this time of physical distancing? Share your stuff here with the Alvernia University community and our friends!

03/12/2020

What an incredible performance of Germaine Ingram and The Red Rose Collective at Alvernia University last night! Thank you, Berks Arts Council and Berks Jazz Fest and everyone who shared in the performance! 🥀 🎶 🎵 🌹

Who are the members of the Red Rose Collective, kicking off the Berks Arts Council Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest on March 11?...
03/02/2020
Lynn Riley

Who are the members of the Red Rose Collective, kicking off the Berks Arts Council Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest on March 11? Learn more about Lynn Riley:
http://www.lynnriley.com/home/home.htm

Lynn Riley enjoys a vibrant career as a jazz musician, composer, and educator, whose primary instruments are saxophone and flute. As the leader of The World-Mix, Lynn has been described more than once as "Superwoman" of the sax. Born in Washington, D.C., and raised outside of Philadelphia, Pa., she....

Jam downtown in Reading CollegeTowne!
03/01/2020

Jam downtown in Reading CollegeTowne!

👩‍🎤 Looking to jam downtown? 👨‍🎤

We are turning to the community to show off their talents at our MidDay Cafes!
For over 25 Years, the Reading Downtown Improvement District has livened up the work week with local performers and musicians at our Summer MidDay Cafes.

Interested? 🤔 Send us a message with details on your band or solo performance. All genres welcome!

PS. Due to the large number of submissions, all entries will be considered, but not all with be able to perform. Thank You for your understanding. 🌞

Who are the members of the Red Rose Collective, kicking off the Berks Arts Council Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest on March 11?...
02/28/2020
Suzzette Ortiz

Who are the members of the Red Rose Collective, kicking off the Berks Arts Council Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest on March 11? Learn more about Suzzette Ortiz:
http://suzzetteortiz.com/

Germaine Ingram is coming to Francis Hall Theatre on March 11th for Alvernia University's Art Series? Learn more about t...
02/26/2020
GermaineIngram

Germaine Ingram is coming to Francis Hall Theatre on March 11th for Alvernia University's Art Series? Learn more about this international tap dance artist:
https://atdf.org/bios/GermaineIngram.html

2016 - Germaine Ingram is a jazz tap dancer, choreographer, songwriter, and vocal and dance improviser whose work channels styles and traditions learned from legendary Philadelphia hoofer LaVaughn Robinson (1927-2008), who was her teacher, mentor, and performance partner for more than twenty-five ye...

You got to see it first at Alvernia University! Congrats to Artist in Residence, Jessica Warchal-King and the cast of HO...
02/26/2020
Alvernia Theatre

You got to see it first at Alvernia University! Congrats to Artist in Residence, Jessica Warchal-King and the cast of HOMEbody!

Alvernia Theatre is incredibly proud of our Artist-in-Residence, Jessica Warchal-King!!

02/19/2020

Where have you seen artists from Alvernia University out in the community?

Today! Join us for the opening reception for Jean Esther!
02/17/2020

Today! Join us for the opening reception for Jean Esther!

Calling all Performers! Join Alvernia Theatre! What: “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.”Auditions: Wed, Feb 12 from 5:30-...
02/12/2020
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot - Wikipedia

Calling all Performers! Join Alvernia Theatre!

What: “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.”
Auditions: Wed, Feb 12 from 5:30-7:30 pm
Thurs, Feb 13 from 6-8 pm
Place: FH Theatre
Performance dates: April 28 – May 1

Students don’t need to prepare anything in advance.
More info about the play:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Days_of_Judas_Iscariot

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a play by American playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis first staged Off-Broadway at The Public Theater on March 2, 2005 directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Join us this afternoon for the closing reception of “The Female Gaze”.
02/11/2020

Join us this afternoon for the closing reception of “The Female Gaze”.

Alvernia Theatre updates!Theatre Club meeting 2/6 at 8pm in The Green Room (FH 307)Auditions 2/12 & 2/13 in Francis Hall...
02/06/2020

Alvernia Theatre updates!
Theatre Club meeting 2/6 at 8pm in The Green Room (FH 307)
Auditions 2/12 & 2/13 in Francis Hall Theatre

“What a beautiful escape from my day to day!” ~audience member reflection. Thanks to everyone who came out to Alvernia U...
02/05/2020

“What a beautiful escape from my day to day!” ~audience member reflection. Thanks to everyone who came out to Alvernia University’s Art Series presents Jill Haley!

A new study suggests that engaging with the arts helps you live longer. There are many ways to get involved through the ...
01/30/2020
Engaging with the arts may help you live longer

A new study suggests that engaging with the arts helps you live longer. There are many ways to get involved through the Arts at Alvernia University!

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-arts-and-mortality/engaging-with-the-arts-may-help-you-live-longer-idUSKBN1Z92F8?linkId=80750713&fbclid=IwAR0gcbB6-JOveRQ6e_FxizolkiavXGkpQQaywWZ0ojjSQTzNIUVGiC7fp1E

(Reuters Health) - Older people who frequent art galleries and museums, attend t...

Alvernia University Dance Company classes are back! All are welcome!
01/29/2020

Alvernia University Dance Company classes are back! All are welcome!

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