Forbes Center Stories

Forbes Center Welcomes HCPS Middle and High Schoolers for Free Music Performance / Union Sponsors 'Forbes Family Fun' Shows for Third Season

Forbes Center Welcomes HCPS Middle and High Schoolers for Free Music Performance Union Sponsors 'Forbes Family Fun' Shows for Third Season More than 500 middle and high school students in Harrisonburg City Public Schools (HCPS) got to see the female a cappella group from Zimbabwe,...

Gifts Bolster Performing Arts Center

Susan and Ed Estes at the official ceremonial groundbreaking for the Performing Arts Center January 28, 2008--A number of sizable gifts totaling $5.8 million have bolstered efforts to reach the $10 million in essential private funding needed for the future Performing Arts Center, which broke...

A New Partnership Portends a Time for the Arts

A New Partnership Portends a Time for the Arts March 2005 — Beginning with teacher education 100 years ago, James Madison University has evolved throughout its history in response to the changing needs of society and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Facilities and programs for business...

Spirits Soar at Performing Arts Center Groundbreaking

Spirits Soar at Performing Arts Center Groundbreaking Energized by the preview performance of Brian Balmages' ('98) "Portraits in Bluestone" moments before, donors, community leaders, professors, students, alumni and administrators joined to break ground for the university's new state-of-the-art...

Gifts Bolster Performing Arts Center

Gifts Bolster Performing Arts Center January 28, 2008 — A number of sizable gifts totaling $5.8 million have bolstered efforts to reach the $10 million in essential private funding needed for the future Performing Arts Center, which broke ground in October. The world-class center is...

Mentor to an Icon: A Charles Lisanby and Andy Warhol Exhibit Opens JMU's New Skyline Museum

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at James Madison University is marking the grand opening of the Skyline Museum on the ground floor of the Festival Conference Center with Mentor to an Icon: A Charles Lisanby and Andy Warhol Exhibit. The exhibit highlights Lisanby’s most important...

JMU Alumni Association Arts Courtyard at the Forbes Center Honors Artistic Endeavor

JMU Alumni Association Arts Courtyard at the Forbes Center Honors Artistic Endeavor A plaque commemorating the JMU Alumni Association's gift of $500,000 to support the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts by naming the Alumni Association Arts Courtyard is now in place. Walking through the grand...

JMU Alumni Association Donates the Forbes Center Alumni Arts Courtyard

JMU Alumni Association Donates the Forbes Center Alumni Arts Courtyard On the Friday before Homecoming 2007, with campus events of all kinds planned for outdoors, it began to drizzle and then to pour. The rain did nothing to dampen the spirits at the groundbreaking for the Forbes Center...

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Circle of Excellence in the Arts Awards - Submit your nominations now!



  • Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) is the "hottest guitar ensemble in Canada."



  • Moscow Festival Ballet brings a classic fairy tale to life in one of the world's most beloved ballets: Prokofiev's "Cinderella"



  • Apollo's Fire will present "A Night at Bach's Coffeehouse," a program brimming with "energy, discipline, style and pizzazz."