- September 4, 2014 Blake Vogt, Magician An Original Magic Show The William Peace University Arts and Events Committee welcomes magician Blake Vogt to the Kenan Hall stage! Blake Vogt is one of the top illusionists performing and creating magic today. At only 25 years old, he has already created magic for David Copperfield, David Blaine, Dynamo, and many other top magicians all over the world. Blake has performed his unique brand of magic all over the world for crowds ranging from 20 people to 2,000 people. His style of magic is fun and goofy and he always tries to make you smile whether its with a funny "trick" or a friggin' miracle. Blake currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and is staying busy creatively consulting for live theatre, musicians, television, and movies. He is also regularly performing his brand of off the wall magic for private events and functions all over the world. The only thing you will never see Blake do is pull a rabbit out of a hat... because sadly... he is very allergic to those adorable creatures. FREE ADMISSION. Student or Faculty/Staff I.D. or Season Ticket pass required for entry. ? view Event
- September 8, 2014 Manning Music Series Concert: Steve Elmer Jazz Trio Performs William Peace University kicks off the 2014-15 Manning Music Concert Series with a performance by the Steve Elmer Jazz Trio, live from New York City, on Monday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Kenan Hall. The Steve Elmer Trio features Steve Elmer (piano), Don Gladstone (bass), and Bobby Cohen (drums) playing jazz standards and original compositions. Admission is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. The Manning Music Concert Series is made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 and the Manning Music Series Fund. For the 2014-15 performing arts season, the Manning Series will include 5 free concerts ranging from jazz, classical and contemporary to Broadway performances. The concerts this year include: Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 featuring Broadway musicians Carolann Sanita and Lauren Kennedy, Visiting Professor of Music Theatre, in a "Broadway Comes to Peace" concert.* Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 featuring North Carolina musicians. Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 featuring North Carolina musicians. Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 featuring North Carolina musicians, alongside vocalists from the William Peace University Singers and within the Bachelor of Fine Arts major. * Note, the Broadway Comes to Peace concert is $10 for adults; $5 for students. All other Manning Series Concerts are free and open to the public with reservations required for general admission reserved seating. William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony. RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE MANNING SERIES HERE. William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362. Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
- September 9, 2014 Lunch & Learn: Proactive Health & Wellness William Peace University welcomes Dr. Josh McMillon from Proactive Health & Wellness in Raleigh, NC for the kick-off Lunch and Learn Series event on September 9, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Josh McMillon will speak on "Understanding Stress" for faculty, staff and Season Ticket holders. Dr. McMillon has a doctorate from University of Western States in Portland Oregon. His doctorate includes a masters level in nutrition all rolled into his doctorate program. He has also completed additional certifications in functional blood chemistry and nutrition from Apex Energetics and Standard Process seminars. Proactive Health & Wellness has been part of the community for five years and is committed to giving back to many area nonprofits, helping ensure that the people of our community have opportunities to live well and live long. Tickets: Free Admission for WPU Faculty and Staff, and Season Ticket Holders. REGISTER HERE. view Event
William Peace University Hosts Concert Performance By Chris Hendricks
Local Musical Talent To Hold Outdoor Performance On Saturday, Sept. 21
At Four-Year Baccalaureate University For Greater Raleigh Community
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced it will host a concert performance by rock musician Chris Hendricks on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7p.m. on the University Green, located at 15 E. Peace St. The local musician will perform accompanied by his band members, Mark McKee, Michael Bare, Saul Johnson and Chad Lister. Sponsored by Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Which Wich, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom, the event is free and open to students, faculty and staff, as well as the greater Raleigh community. This family-friendly event is open to guests of all ages, and Raleigh residents are welcome to bring their children and pets.
Hendricks appeared in August on the campus to present his Breaking Down Barriers program for nearly 400 WPU first year students. Breaking Down Barriers is an anti-bullying initiative that works with area schools to raise awareness about the dangers of bullying and the importance of being true to one’s self. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age, Hendricks uses his music and life experiences in an effort to inspire others, reaching out to schools, businesses and organizations throughout the country.
Throughout his career, Hendricks has performed at iconic venues across the country, including Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, N.C., and the Los Angeles House of Blues. His hit song “Noise” was featured at the Louvre Museum in Paris and was chosen as the 2011-2012 season theme song for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers. The EP that features “Noise” has sold more than 6,000 copies to date. Hendricks’ latest EP, Meant To Survive, is quickly becoming a fan favorite.
“As we kick off the fall 2013 semester and welcome students back to campus, William Peace University is proud to host Chris Hendricks and his band for a live concert for not only students, but the local community to enjoy,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Our desire is to make outdoor concerts a regular part of our arts programming and hope that the community will come out to the first concert event to help support Chris and future outdoor community events. Stop by Seaboard Station, pick up dinner and enjoy the evening at WPU.”
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