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Concert band, Key Players team up for concert

The Concert Wind Ensemble and the Key Players rock ensemble are scheduled to team up for a joint concert under the direction of Dr. Dan Hanson at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at the University of Science and Arts.

The event is free and open to the public.

USAO Showband RESCHEDULED for Dec. 2

The USAO Showband will demonstrate the diversity in popular music during an upcoming concert scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public.

Exhibition showcases best in regional art

For many, viewing art in a gallery is about the opportunity to experience something exotic, something distant in either location or time. Famous works of art are prized not just because of the technical mastery involved with producing them but also because they capture the essence of what it meant to be in a particular place at a particular time.

Those are the works and the artists that Nesbitt Gallery hopes to cultivate in awarding more than $11,000 in prizes every other year for the Seven State Biennial, a highly competitive art competition held at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

The exhibition of the selected works opened on Oct. 19 with a reception and remains up through Nov. 22.

Student opera ensemble to perform Nov. 14

Students will demonstrate the product of a trimester’s worth of their hard work as they present an evening of opera scenes. The performances are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the Alumni Chapel at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

The event is free and open to the public.

Dragon Acrobats return to USAO Nov. 12

The third century before the common era was a busy one.

Rome defeated Carthage twice and established itself as a world power with which to be reckoned. The emperor Ashoka unified the Indian subcontinent under his rule and, for a time, established Buddhism as the principle religion of that land. Just across the Himalayas, Qin Shihuang established the first historical dynasty of China, the Qin dynasty, and began construction on the Great Wall.

And, during the third century BCE, the first historical record of Chinese acrobats can also be found.

Now, some 2300 years later, this rich tradition of music, costumes, dancing, contortions and tumbling returns to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for a one-night only performance by one of the premier Chinese acrobatic troupes in the world.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats are scheduled to perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium as part of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series (DWPAS).

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