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Ailey® II


Friday, February 17, 2012 | 7:00 pm

Event: Ailey® II
The Second Company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Location: TTU Allen Theatre
Tickets:
  • $18 General Admission
  • TTU Students-1 free ticket with valid
    TTU ID at the SUB Allen Theatre information desk
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at TTU
    $12.00 General Admission ticket with
    valid OLLI ID at the Select-A-Seat
    Civic Center Box Office
  • Select-A-Seat: (806) 770-2000

Ailey II

Ailey® II’s Fana Tesfagiorgis in Troy Powell’s Reference Point. Photo by Eduardo Patino

"When they come to town, people take notice." - San Antonio Express-News

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Anoushka Shankar

Friday, March 30, 2012 | 7:00 pm

Event: Anoushka Shankar
Sitar Player & Composer
Location: TTU Allen Theatre
Tickets:
  • $18 General Admission
  • TTU Students-1 free ticket with valid
    TTU ID at the SUB Allen Theatre information desk
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at TTU
    $12.00 General Admission ticket with
    valid OLLI ID at the Select-A-Seat
    Civic Center Box Office
  • Select-A-Seat: (806) 770-2000
Nnenna Freelon
Photo © Harper Smith / Deutsche Grammophon
CD signing immediately following performance


"Shankar's exotic beauty, prodigious talent and impeccable pedigree have made her a concert-hall favorite in the West." - TIME Asia

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Billy Collins

Friday, April 20, 2012 | 7:00 pm

Event: Billy Collins
United States Poet Laureate (2001-2003)
Location: TTU Allen Theatre
Tickets:
  • $18 General Admission
  • TTU Students-1 free ticket with valid
    TTU ID at the SUB Allen Theatre information desk
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at TTU
    $12.00 General Admission ticket with
    valid OLLI ID at the Select-A-Seat
    Civic Center Box Office
  • Select-A-Seat: (806) 770-2000
Joel Kotkin

Photo by: Steven Kovich

Book signing immediately following poetry reading

"Luring his readers into the poem with humor, Mr. Collins leads them unwittingly into deeper, more serious places, a kind of journey from the familiar to quirky to unexpected territory, sometimes tender, often profound.'" - The New York Times

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Santa Fe Opera Spring Tour

Sunday, April 29, 2012 | 7:00 pm

Event: Santa Fe Opera Spring Tour
Popular Arias, Songs & Favorites
Location: Hemmle Recital Hall
Tickets: Free General Admission
Joel Kotkin


"We're here to be ambassadors of opera. Exposing people to opera is what the Santa Fe Opera's Spring Opera Tour is all about.'" - Kirt Pavitt, music director and pianist

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Contact & Comment
To suggest topics, speakers or performers for future events, or to comment on the current series, contact Presidential Lecture & Performance Series administrator
Jo Moore.


Parking Arrangements
We greatly appreciate University Parking Services for their consideration of our patrons in agreeing to provide complimentary parking preceding our events. Parking lots that are available for complimentary use are R11 - the Band lot, R07 - the Administration Building lot, and R13 - the Visitor lot. Please refer to the map for parking lot locations. Please note that parking in handicap, service and reserved spaces until 11:00 pm is prohibited without a valid TTU parking or handicap permit.


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