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  • The Complete History of America Election Edition  

    The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition
    “It’s funny. Really, really funny...and most of all, it’s really, really smart.” – Cincinnati Enquirer
    Who will be our next President – Donald Trump? Hillary Clinton? Kim Kardashian? In The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition, the Reduced Shakespeare Company provides historical context guaranteed to confuse any American voter. You’ll get 600 Years of History in 6,000 seconds! And in this Election Edition, the presidential frontrunners may show up to answer your questions!

    Thursday, September 22, 7:30 p.m., Hansen Theatre

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    Imani Winds  

    Imani Winds
    “Imani Winds isn’t your typical wind quintet….. it also sinks its teeth into jazz, Latino, African, Middle Eastern and any other style of music that strikes its fancy.” – Detroit News
    Imani Winds is one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. The Grammy-nominated woodwind quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, adventurous collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs.

    Thursday, November 3, 7:30 p.m. Gaede Stage

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    The Hot Club of Cowtown  

    The Hot Club of Cowtown
    “This Austin-based western swing/jazz trio – violin, guitar and upright bass – will bring even the tamest audience to its feet.” – Chicago Tribune
    Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, The Hot Club of Cowtown’s jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows have led to a passionate following for hot jazz and western swing music. Lauded for its down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation, The Hot Club weaves a combination of styles together to its own magical effect. You’ll hear three-part vocal harmonies, yodeling, fiddling and slap-bass like you’ve never heard them before.

    Saturday, January 21, 7:30 p.m., Gaede Stage

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    The Ahn Trio  

    The Ahn Trio
    “With their multicultural assortment of composers and a huge talent, these women have a modernist, fusion sensibility that is perfect for our age.” – The Seattle Times
    Born in Seoul, Korea, and educated at Juilliard, sisters Maria, Lucia and Angella are redefining the art and architecture of chamber music, breathing new life into the standard piano trio literature with commissioned works from visionary composers like Pat Metheny, Kenji Bunch, Maurice Jarre, Nikolai Kapustin and Michael Nyman. The Ahn Trio’s CD, Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac, made No.8 on the Billboard charts in the U.S.

    Thursday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., Gaede Stage

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