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Miguel Zenón Quartet To Ponder The Americas Oct. 11 At Recital Hall

Free related presentation explores a jazz response to Puerto Rican identity

UNIVERSITY PARK (Tuesday, Sept. 13)—Prolific Puerto Rican jazz saxophonist Miguel Zenón and his quartet will explore “Música de las Américas” in their Penn State debut at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Recital Hall.

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Aizuri Quartet Explores The Night In ‘Sunrise’ Oct. 6

Musicians will participate in intimate Classical Coffeehouse Oct. 5

UNIVERSITY PARK (Thursday, Sept. 1)—Aizuri Quartet, its name derived from a meticulously detailed style of Japanese block print, will make its Penn State debut at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in a performance at Recital Hall.

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Celebrate Carnival-Style With HavanaFest This August

On August 27, experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Miami’s Carnival right here in Happy Valley with HavanaFest.

“It is a street festival with two bands, a DJ, Caribbean dancers, a full traditional Cuban meal, Cuban coffee, beer and wine. You can even learn to roll your own cigar in a very laid back atmosphere,” Tony Ghaffari, owner of Your Cigar Den, and organizer of HavanaFest, said.

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Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band Announce First 2023 United States Tours Dates

July 12, 2022 - Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will kick off their 2023 international tour with 31 performances across the United States; including a stop at the Brice Jordan Center Saturday, March 18 produced by Magic City Productions. Spanning from February 1 in Tampa, Florida through an April 14 homecoming in Newark, New Jersey before heading to Europe, the shows will mark Springsteen and The E Street Band's first tour dates since February 2017, and their first in North America since September 2016.

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The Crooked House: Public Art Explores The Meaning Of Home

“What do you do with an 1857 house that can’t be saved?”

It depends on who you ask. If you ask Benjamin Fehl, who moved to the area to go to Penn State and fell in love with Happy Valley, the answer is clear: You make art.

Fehl, who has a background in both art and architecture, bought an 1850s house in Milesburg at an auction in 2004. At first, his vision was to restore the little house that had belonged to Abigail Miles, the niece of the founder of Milesburg. He uncovered bits of history, from a massive stone fireplace to 150-year-old handprints in the plaster.

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