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February 2013


February 2 - John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

2:30 p.m. ("Legends of the Night Sky: Orion") and 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. ("Stars of the Pharoahs")
Miller Hall

The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis; the first show is geared toward families with young children while the second and third shows appeal to older children and adults; each show is followed by a 25-minute "star talk" that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible; for more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml; free.



February 5 - The Birdland Big Band

8 p.m.
Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

A dynamic new ensemble of New York's finest musicians, The Birdland Big Band provides an unforgettable music event that "sets the new standard for what a big band can be in the 21st century," according to The International Jazz Herald. Directed by Tommy Igoe, one of today's most successful and diverse drummers, the band infuses the best of American jazz with world music from every corner of the globe to surprise and delight audiences of all ages. You don't need to travel to Manhattan to experience these critically acclaimed jazz performers. For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 7 - Visiting Scholars Program

6:30 p.m.
Ballroom, Festival Conference and Student Center

“Hungry Planet” authors Peter Menzel and Faith D-Aluisio present “The World on a Plate: A Global Photographic Feast.” An online display of the family food portraits of Hungry Planet is available at http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1626519,00.html. The lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters, Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence, Outreach and Engagement and many other university collaborators. Attendees are asked to consider bringing donations of food or funds for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.



February 7 - Senior Dance Concert

8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 8 - Senior Dance Concert

8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 9 - John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

2:30 p.m. ("Legends of the Night Sky: Orion") and 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. ("Stars of the Pharoahs")
Miller Hall

The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis; the first show is geared toward families with young children while the second and third shows appeal to older children and adults; each show is followed by a 25-minute "star talk" that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible; for more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml; free.



February 9 - Senior Dance Concert

8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 10 - Valentine's Day Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

1-4 p.m.
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides by moonlight to celebrate Valentine’s Day; advance reservations required. For information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/



February 11 - Why Madison? Presidential Listening Tour Event, Washington, D.C.

6-8 p.m.
Ronald Reagan Building
(Rescheduled event from Oct. 29)

As James Madison University embarks on a new era, the JMU Alumni Association and the Duke Club invite you to offer President Jonathan Alger your thoughts on why Madison matters to you.

Registration required. Reply to Jessica Cutrufello, (540) 568-7787 or universityevents@jmu.edu.

Business attire.

More information about the Why Madison Listening Tour: http://www.jmu.edu/whymadison.



February 12 - Student Assessment/Faculty Assistance Day

Student Assessment/Faculty Assistance Day.
No classes 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; evening classes, those beginning 4 p.m. or later, meet as scheduled.



February 12 - Why Madison? Presidential Listening Tour Event, Baltimore, Md.

6-8 p.m.

As James Madison University embarks on a new era, the JMU Alumni Association and the Duke Club invite you to offer President Jonathan Alger your thoughts on why Madison matters to you.

Registration required. Reply to Jessica Cutrufello, (540) 568-7787 or universityevents@jmu.edu.

Business attire.

More information about the Why Madison Listening Tour: http://www.jmu.edu/whymadison.



February 13 - Winter Miniature Landscapes Workshop

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Annual workshop held to create a desktop, coffee table or windowsill miniature landscape. Register to make your own “wee world.” For information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/



February 14 - Valentine's Day Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

4-8 p.m.
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides by moonlight to celebrate Valentine’s Day; advance reservations required. For information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/



February 14 - JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

8 p.m.
Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 16 - John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

2:30 p.m. ("Legends of the Night Sky: Orion") and 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. ("Stars of the Pharoahs")
Miller Hall

The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis; the first show is geared toward families with young children while the second and third shows appeal to older children and adults; each show is followed by a 25-minute "star talk" that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible; for more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml; free.



February 16 - Madison Singers and Chorale

8 p.m.
Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 17 - JMU Symphony Orchestra

2 p.m.
Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 19 - 19-spring-awakening

Music and lyrics by Steven Sater, book by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind
8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

The winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, adapted from Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teenage years, "Spring Awakening" celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy and passion that you will never forget. Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. Mature language, sexual content, violence, nudity. Audience and parental discretion advised.

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 20 - 20-spring-awakening

Music and lyrics by Steven Sater, book by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind
8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

The winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, adapted from Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teenage years, "Spring Awakening" celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy and passion that you will never forget. Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. Mature language, sexual content, violence, nudity. Audience and parental discretion advised.

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 21 - 20-spring-awakening

Music and lyrics by Steven Sater, book by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind
8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

The winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, adapted from Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teenage years, "Spring Awakening" celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy and passion that you will never forget. Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. Mature language, sexual content, violence, nudity. Audience and parental discretion advised.

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 22 - JMU Brass Band

8 p.m.
Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 22 - 22-spring-awakening

Music and lyrics by Steven Sater, book by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind
8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

The winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, adapted from Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teenage years, "Spring Awakening" celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy and passion that you will never forget. Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. Mature language, sexual content, violence, nudity. Audience and parental discretion advised.

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 23 - JMU Wind Symphony

1 p.m.
Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 23 - John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

2:30 p.m. ("Legends of the Night Sky: Orion") and 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. ("Stars of the Pharoahs")
Miller Hall

The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis; the first show is geared toward families with young children while the second and third shows appeal to older children and adults; each show is followed by a 25-minute "star talk" that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible; for more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml; free.



February 23 - 23-spring-awakening

Music and lyrics by Steven Sater, book by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind

8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

The winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, adapted from Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teenage years, "Spring Awakening" celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy and passion that you will never forget. Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. Mature language, sexual content, violence, nudity. Audience and parental discretion advised.

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 23 - 23-spring-awakening

Music and lyrics by Steven Sater, book by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind
8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

The winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, adapted from Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teenage years, "Spring Awakening" celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy and passion that you will never forget. Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. Mature language, sexual content, violence, nudity. Audience and parental discretion advised.

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 24 - 24-spring-awakening

Music and lyrics by Steven Sater, book by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind
8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

The winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, adapted from Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teenage years, "Spring Awakening" celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy and passion that you will never forget. Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. Mature language, sexual content, violence, nudity. Audience and parental discretion advised.

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 25 - Chanticleer

8 p.m.
Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

Called "the world's reigning male chorus" by The New Yorker magazine and named one of Billboard magazine's Top 10 best-selling classical artists, Chanticleer is a multiple Grammy Award-winning all-male vocal ensemble of 12. This "orchestra of voices" will leave audiences breathless with its vast and varied repertoire of music ranging from Gregorian chant to Romantic art song to contemporary music, jazz, spirituals and world music. "They are, to put it directly, one of the world's best," said the (San Francisco Chronicle). For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.



February 26 - Why Madison? Presidential Listening Tour Event, Charlottesville, Va.

6-8 p.m.

As James Madison University embarks on a new era, the JMU Alumni Association and the Duke Club invite you to offer President Jonathan Alger your thoughts on why Madison matters to you.

Registration required. Reply to Jessica Cutrufello, (540) 568-7787 or universityevents@jmu.edu.

Business attire.

More information about the Why Madison Listening Tour: http://www.jmu.edu/whymadison.



February 26 - Frances Litten Lecture

7-8:30 p.m.
Festival Conference and Student Center

Nancy Ross Hugo, co-author of “Remarkable Trees of Virginia” and author of “Seeing Trees,” will speak about her experience creating a book that shares her passion for trees. Launching the Remarkable Trees of Virginia Project in 2004 with Jeff Kerwin, their adventure took them over 20,000 miles visiting Virginia’s giant and remarkable trees, to fulfill a lifelong dream to experience Virginia’s greatest trees in their habitats. No registration need. For information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/



February 28 - JMU Symphonic Band

8 p.m.
Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/ or call (540) 568-7000.


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