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1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
765-285-5524

October 2015

David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series – Gail Sheehy

October 22, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Showcasing the transformative power of daring, Sheehy brings a thrilling presentation based on her latest best selling memoir, Daring: My Passages. As an icon of American journalism, groundbreaking pioneer for women and author of 17 books, Sheehy brings with her a lifetime of experiences which she shares at this year's David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series. Sheehy has also created The Daring Project, an interactive website that dares audiences to be different, dream dangerously, and learn to act confidently. Her…

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University Program Broad Movie: MINIONS (FREE)

October 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 am
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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The campus University Program Board will be offering a free showing of MINIONS at Pruis Hall. Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlett Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

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America’s Hometown Band Jazz Concert

October 25, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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$5.00

AMERICA'S HOMETOWN BAND PRESENTS:  "SAX IN THE CITY" with Larry Dickson, Jazz Baritone Saxophonis Tickets are $5.00 at the door, with open seating.  FREE parking at the nearby Emens parking structure. Contact: Kathy Huggler  email:  kithugg@gmail.com or call 765-729-2640.    

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Comedy Ventriloquist: Lynn Trefzger

October 29, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Have you ever had a childhood hobby that got out of hand? That explains Lynn Trefzger’s start as a ventriloquist/comedienne. For over 30 years, Lynn has given life to a trunk full of comical characters. She has performed for audiences worldwide in corporations, colleges, theatres, and cruise ships. Audiences are treated to Lynn’s vocal illusion talents, when they may meet a drunken and lovable camel, a grumpy old man, a feisty little girl, and may even see some other audience…

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January 2016

Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo

January 21, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo have been touring together as a guitar duo for nearly four years. Frank is an extraordinary guitarist with a jaw-dropping technique that explains why the New York Times deemed him "one of the brightest...stars of the guitar." Vine is best known for his accompanying skills and is a very high demand rhythm guitarist.   Tickets and more information

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February 2016

Eric Bibb String Band

February 9, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Fresh from winning the Acoustic Artist of the Year award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Eric Bibb brings his stellar new band to the stage. Featuring multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell (fiddle, banjo, Cajun accordion, vocals), Creole fiddler Cedric Watson and harmonica wizard Grant Dermody, this new band draws from a deep well of American roots music influences, from pre-war blues and early string band music to contemporary Americana. More information and tickets.

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March 2016

Altan

March 1, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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In the last dozen years, no traditional Irish band has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. They have moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances and with their exquisitely produced, award-winning recordings that range from the most touching old Irish songs to hard-hitting reels and jigs. More information and tickets.

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The Song – Reveal Concert

March 12, 2016 @ 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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New reality TV show to be filmed at Pruis Hall at Ball State University! After years of on-screen music competitions such as American Idol and The Voice, a new type of contest is heading to the screen - straight from Muncie's very own Ball State University. The pilot episode for the new reality music competition, "the Song," will be filmed throughout Muncie beginning March 9, culminating with a "reveal" concert open to a public live studio audience at 7pm March…

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David Letterman Lecutre Series: Shubham Banerjee

March 30, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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When not disrupting an industry, growing his company or pitching prospective clients, 14-year-old Shubham Banerjee can be found meeting his board, brainstorming with engineers or knocking on the doors of venture capitalists. Such is the life of Silicon Valley’s youngest entrepreneur. In eighth grade Shubham used Lego to create a low-cost Braille printer (a.k.a. Braigo) designed over long evenings at his family’s kitchen table in Santa Clara, an hour south of San Francisco. The printer allows Braille reading materials to…

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18 South

March 31, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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18 South's music is created by a wide array of influences. The organic and earthy quality of their sound rings with overtones of Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz and Gospel. It lends itself perfectly to their stripped down acoustic approach that is truly "Americana". The Band member résumé’s read like an Encyclopedia of Musical History and once you see them live, you'll know why they are individually some the most well respected musicians on the scene today. Information and tickets.

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April 2016

Film Screening: The Messenger

April 9, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Join Robert Cooper Audubon Society members and the community on Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m., for a free screening of a new film about songbird conservation, The Messenger. NOTE: The screening will be held at Pruis Hall on the Ball State campus and is free and open to the public. Free parking (after 7 p.m.) is available directly behind (east of) Pruis Hall in a parking garage that is accessible from both Neely and Riverside Aves. The Messenger addresses…

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Carrie Newcomer

April 12, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Carrie Newcomer has been described as “a soaring songstress” by Billboard, a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe. One of the definitive voices of the heartland and progressive spirituality, Newcomer has the ability for sharp observation of the world. Newcomer has attracted a devoted following with her warm voice, exquisite melodies, and an irreverent yet spiritual view of the world. As in the work of poets Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry, Newcomer’s songs are based in the ordinary, and infused…

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David Letterman Lecture Series: Amy Webb

April 14, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Amy Webb is an American futurist and author. She is the Founder of Webbmedia Group Digital Strategy. She is a Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a Lecturer on emerging technology and media at Columbia University. Forbes named her one of the Women Changing the World (Technology category). In 2012 she was named one of Columbia Journalism Review's "20 women to watch.” Webb will discuss current media trends and the future landscape of media content, delivery, and professions. About…

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The Waifs

April 28, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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From a journey that began in 1992, with two sisters and a friend traveling in a van playing gigs for anyone and anywhere, to half a million record sales locally and multiple ARIA awards, The Waifs have plenty of tales to tell through their music. And storytelling they do well - their trademark honestly, passion and humor shines through their musical offerings, attracting legions of fiercely loyal fans. Sisters Vikki Thorm and Donna Simpson deliver their stories with the help…

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September 2016

Socks in the Frying Pan

September 1, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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After taking America by storm on their first U.S. tour, the 2014 ‘Irish Music Association’ ‘Best New Band’ Socks in the Frying Pan are announcing dates for an Irish tour to coincide with the release of their eagerly awaited second album- ‘The Return of the Giant Sock Monsters from Outer Space’. The award winning trio from County Clare have captivated audiences, the world around, with their high energy performances, breath-taking musical ability and their trademark 3 part vocal harmonies, and…

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October 2016

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

October 27, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Show is deeply rooted in hip-hop rhythms, from jazz soul, to funk, to merengue, salsa.

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January 2017

John McCutcheon

January 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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From such inauspicious beginnings, John McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folksingers. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations. He has produced over twenty albums of other artists, from traditional fiddlers to contemporary singer-songwriters to educational and…

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February 2017

Run Boy Run

February 9, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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The unique sound of Run Boy Run is rooted in the traditional music of the Appalachian South. In recent years, bands like Nickel Creek, Crooked Still, and others have revived a sense of innovation in traditional American music. Run Boy Run continues this journey into music that is dynamic, orchestral, and overflowing with beauty. Run Boy Run exists in the tension between tradition and frontier. Three strong female voices weave a spectacular tapestry of sound. Award-winning fiddle cuts a path…

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April 2017

Jive Aces

April 6, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Having become the first ever band to reach the semi finals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 following up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and performances for both the Olympic and Paralympic celebrations, The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK's top Jive & Swing band. Together for over a decade, this extremely popular six piece group have performed at thousands of festivals, theatres and events throughout the…

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The Wailin’ Jennys

April 20, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse—three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Starting as a happy accident of solo singer-songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today's most beloved international folk acts. Founding members Ruth Moody and Nicky Mehta along with New York-based Heather Masse continue to create some of the most…

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September 2017

Loren and Mark

September 14, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry and stage presence seldom found among musicians. Their diverse repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar instrumentals as well as vocal duets, giving them wide appeal and strong audience connection. Influenced by Americana, Jazz, Country Western and Classical music, Loren and Marks unique style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis and Chet Atkins, and their songs feature…

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ALISON BROWN QUARTET

September 23, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Alison Brown doesn't play the banjo. Alison Brown plays music on the banjo. In the instrumental food chain, the five-string banjo is one of the more dominant beasts: loud, brash and very hard to tame. In 1945, Earl Scruggs made the biggest leap in harnessing its raw power, bringing a revolutionary precision of touch and depth of tone. Thousands of three-finger style banjo players have since made their marks, but none has cut such a path or moved so far…

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October 2017

The American DREAMer: From Undocumented to Wall Street and Immigration Advocacy

October 2, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Julissa Arce, activist and author of "My Underground American Dream," who will present “The American DREAMer: From Undocumented to Wall Street and Immigration Advocacy" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in Pruis Hall.

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How Digital Memory is Shaping Our Future

October 4, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Writer and historian Abby Smith Rumsey, who will speak about “How Digital Memory is Shaping Our Future” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, in Pruis Hall. Smith Rumsey will sign copies of her book “When We Are No More” after the presentation.

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Muncie Symphony Orchestra: Classics 2: Bach and Schubert

October 14, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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(Pre-Concert Talk at 6:30 pm) Overture to The Magic Flute W. A. Mozart Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80 J.S. Bach Andrew Crow, conductor Elizabeth Truitt, soprano Kathleen Maurer, mezzo-soprano Hongteak Lim, tenor Jon Truitt, bass INTERMISSION Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 Antonin Dvorak I. Allegro Lydia Rhea, cello 2017 MSO Young Artist Competition Silver Medalist Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 Franz Schubert

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The Life of a Promise

October 30, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Founder of “because i said, i would,” Alex Sheen, will present “The Life of a Promise” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, in Pruis Hall.

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November 2017

Bria Skonberg

November 8, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Canadian singer, trumpeter, and songwriter Bria Skonberg is described by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” Recognized as one of “25 for the Future” by DownBeat magazine (Summer 2016), Skonberg is signed to Sony Music Masterworks’ OKeh Records, and released her debut LP, simply titled BRIA, in 2016. The stunning album won the 2017 Canadian Juno Award from “Vocal Jazz Album” of the year. She released her new album “With…

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THE REVELERS

November 11, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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“Groove bound and dance compelling …” — Offbeat Magazine “There has to be at least one band in the country that reveres the past and is unafraid about dragging it into the future. Mark down the Revelers as that band, musicians who aren’t afraid of mixing up accordion, fiddles, saxophones and guitars. Sometimes the greasiest gumbo can also be the best, as anyone within earshot of this mess will attest. Bon ton all night long.” — The Morton Report – Bentley’s Bandstand…

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December 2017

LÚNASA: CHRISTMAS FROM IRELAND WITH ASHLEY DAVIS

December 7, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Lúnasa is composed of Kevin Crawford (flutes, low whistles and tin whistles), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Ed Boyd (guitar), Seán Smyth (fiddle and low whistle) and Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles). Lúnasa have sold more than quarter of a million albums in the course of the band’s career and boast an impressive back catalog of 7 highly acclaimed and award-winning studio albums. The band is internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times.…

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January 2018

THE SWEET REMAINS

January 20, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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After the tremendous “viral” spread of their music in 2016, including the rare mile-stone for an all-indie band of nearly 20 Million plays on Spotify, The Sweet Remains are excited to present live-takes of songs from their three studio albums to date. Founders: Rich Price, Greg Naughton & Brian Chartrand. An unusual band on today’s music scene, tSR is headed by 3 singer-songwriters, each of whom contribute to the writing and 3-part harmonies that define the band’s sound. Driven by…

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February 2018

THE BLACK MARKET TRUST

February 6, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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The Black Market Trust are an American pop/vocal jazz band whose current release II combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalize on their experience and pedigree to deliver a sophomore album that manages to bring a new and exciting…

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March 2018

We Banjo 3

March 22, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music these days, it’s the inspiration derived from one’s roots that proves the most enduring. So credit Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 for finding common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by playing their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub “Celtgrass.” Four albums in -- their latest, String Theory, was released in July of 2016 -- the band’s rousing revelry,…

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BSU Belly Dance Club’s Annual Women’s Week Show

March 24, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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The Women's Week Hafla hosted by the Ball State Belly Dance Club is almost here! The show begins at 3:30 p.m. in Pruis Hall on Saturday, March 24 and will include performances by featured dancer Emily Marie, the Ball State Belly Dance Club, and the lovely members of the Muncie belly dance community! It's free to attend. Also, earlier in the day, enjoy a free belly dance workshop with Emily Marie! It will be from 9-11:30 a.m. in the BSU…

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April 2018

LE VENT DU NORD

April 4, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Since its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed meteoric success. The band has received several prestigious awards, including a Juno, and is now one of the most-loved Quebec folk outfits throughout the world. The current line-up consists of singers / multi-instrumentalists Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, and Réjean Brunet. Some songs come from traditional folk repertoire, while others are original compositions. On stage, these four friends achieve peaks of happiness that they eagerly share with…

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FATHER’S DAZE

April 12, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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How many shows has your dad sat through for you? Dance recitals, school plays… probation hearings? Now you can finally repay him by bringing him to a hilarious and heartwarming show designed specifically for Dads and the people who love them. Father’s Daze is a delightful view of the world through the eyes of three Dads who just happen to be highly accomplished humorists/storytellers/performers. Bil Lepp, Bill Harley, and Don White join forces to take you on a wild journey…

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CLIFF EBERHARDT AND JOHN GORKA

April 21, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Songwriters and musicians, John Gorka and Cliff Eberhardt are coming together to perform traditional and contemporary folk music. Rolling Stone Magazine describes Gorka as “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement.” “Eberhardt is a superb singer, with a vast credible range of emotions, and a soulfulness that draws from rock and pop, but also from the best folk ballad styles." – The Boston Globe About John Gorka From New Jersey, John Gorka is a…

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October 2018

Sunday Afternoon Jazz by America’s Hometown Band

October 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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The Big Band/Jazz musicians from America’s Hometown Band, led by Muncie jazz pros Will Frazier and Phil Cooley, are staging another special ‘Hometown Spotlight’ concert. Spotlighted guest with the band for this performance is Mark Buselli, featured on trumpet, and a well-known artist & performer in Big Band/Jazz circles. This AHB program blends in a strong touch of Buselli's style and musical gusto, for quite the entertaining afternoon.

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November 2018

Muncie Symphony Orchestra: Movie Magic of John Williams

November 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Maestro Droste weaves the dynamic visuals of our beloved movies with the moods and rhythms of their theme songs in this family-friendly concert. Make your own magic before the concert by taking photos with your favorite characters. Patrons are encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite movie character. Call 765.285.1539 or visit MuncieSymphony.org for more information. Youth (K-12) $5; Ball State students FREE in advance with ID/$10 at door; Adults, $30 in advance, $35 at door

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CNN’s Brian Stelter to speak at Ball State

November 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Brian Stelter is the chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and anchor of "Reliable Sources," which is a media critique program that airs at 11 a.m. ET every Sunday on CNN. He also publishes a daily e-newsletter that examines that day’s media events. The title of his speech is "Reporting Truthfully in the 'Fake News' Era." Prior to joining CNN, Stelter was a media reporter at The New York Times and was named to Forbes Magazine's "30 Under 30: Media"…

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January 2019

The Yuko Mabuchi Trio

January 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Yuko Mabuchi started playing classical piano at age of 4, in her hometown of Fukui, Japan. As a teenager she was fascinated by American R&B, Hip-Hop and Blues and after hearing the music of Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock she fell in love with Jazz. After high school she entered the AN Music School in Kyoto to study jazz piano under Kunihiro Kameda. After graduating from the conservatory, she began performing locally as a soloist, and as a member of…

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February 2019

Todd Mosby: New Horizons Ensemble

February 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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This 6 member ensemble has toured from New York to San Francisco. A genre-defying folk, jazz, world fusion ensemble, this super group includes grammy nominated and winning performers delivering an acoustic instrumental mix with virtuoso flair. Outreach is available at all levels. This ensemble engages audiences at multiple levels. Each song in the set looks different, sounds different and feels different. From the first song to the last, the listener travels an exciting journey which leaves them changed at some level…

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Gina Chavez

February 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Gina Chavez is blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A multi- ethnic Latin pop songstress, Chavez is a nine- time Austin Music Award winner -- including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up.Rooted. Her independent album topped the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a national feature on NPR's All Things Considered, and has been hailed by The Boston Globe, USA Today, Texas Monthly and the Austin Chronicle.…

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The Seamus Egan Project

February 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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“ has helped define the sound of Irish music today and has inspired countless young musicians....Deeply rooted in the past, Seamus can blaze through traditional Irish reels and original compositions alike, all with his signature approach.” –The Lowell Sun It’s hard to think of an artist in traditional Irish music more influential than Seamus Egan. From his beginnings as a teen prodigy, to his groundbreaking solo work with Shanachie Records, to his founding of Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, to his…

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March 2019

Molly Tuttle at Pruis Hall

March 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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“...Molly Tuttle....sings with the gentle authority of Gillian Welch, yet plays astoundingly fleet flat-picking guitar like Chet Atkins on superdrive.” — Paul Zollo, American Songwriter Magazine A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. She began performing on stage when she was 11, and recorded her first album, The Old Apple Tree, at age 13. Since then, she’s appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and…

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Letterman Speaker: Kathleen Hall Jamieson

March 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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The 10th Anniversary of the Letterman Lecture Series welcomes renowned professor and author Kathleen Hall Jamieson at Pruis Hall. Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, the Walter and Leonore Director of the university’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Program Director of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands. This event is free and open to the public.

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Ryan & Ryan: Kickin’ the Clouds Away

March 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into a delightful concert experience. With remarkable credits as solo performers, Donald and Barron combine efforts to amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness, and love of making music. Their experience in classical, jazz, ragtime, hip-hop, and funk allows them to create exciting new music and give fresh interpretations of old. Audiences everywhere have been particularly enthralled by their selections from Dave Grusin's soundtrack to The…

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April 2019

Matt Beilis at Pruis Hall

April 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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New Yorker Matt Beilis was born with his distinct voice. Some would say it’s unconventional, which would fit the personality of this singer/songwriter/pianist. Matt traded in his Ivy League education-along with a lucrative finance career--for a gig in a piano store, betting that his artistic talents would propel him beyond the comfort that his academic achievements all but guaranteed. As a graduate of Columbia University, one might expect to rub elbows with pop culture icons like Ashton Kutcher and Bruno…

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May 2019

Susan Werner: An American in Havana

May 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Susan Werner has done it again; the woman NPR named "Empress of the Unexpected" has brought forth another unique concept album with a national tour to match. Her hew EP, An American In Havana, is a collection of original songs inspired by Werner's recent travels to Cuba. The recording features performances and arrangements by legendary Cuban percussionist Marya Casales (Dizzy Gilespie, Tito Puente, Regina Carter), along with Werner's trademark songcraft and wry, poetic lyrics.   The upcoming multi-city tour will…

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September 2019

Royal Jelly Jive

September 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Few bands have the ability to evoke an old-school throwback vibe and yet sound entirely fresh and new at the same time. Royal Jelly Jive is one of those bands. Combining elements of Soul, Rock, Swing and Hip-Hop, Royal Jelly Jive shakes up any dance-party and grooves harder than your typical rock n' roll band dares to go. Fronted by the enigmatic singer Lauren Bjelde, who brings a one-of-a-kind sultry voice to her magnetic stage presence, Royal Jelly leans on…

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Miss South Central Scholarship Program, Inc. (Miss America Preliminary)

September 7, 2019
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Our mission is to uphold the four points of the crown: Service, Scholarship, Success and Style. SERVICE To support our young women who devote a year of service promoting the Miss South Central Scholarship Program. Their year of service provides them the forum to share not only their platform and their talent, but the opportunity to express their views on local, regional, national and global issues. SCHOLARSHIP To provide opportunities to young women to obtain scholarship dollars. We support higher…

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October 2019

Aubrey Logan

October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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The media refer to #1 selling artist, Aubrey Logan as “The Queen of Sass,” and it’s easy to see why. Her concerts are a mix of excellent musicality, jaw-dropping vocals, expert trombone-playing, a breathtaking array of originals and original takes on cover songs and, well…fun! Her heart wrenching musical stories has audiences in tears just before her comedic relief has them in stitches. The Seattle native, trained in trombone performance at Berklee College of Music, Logan soon after made her…

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November 2019

Six Guitars: The Story Behind the Style

November 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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6 Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy, and characters. Just 1 performer portrays 6 unique guitar players each representing their own style of music. The characters include: • Wes Tankerfield, a snobbish jazz master • Michael Marsh, a 19 year old rock prodigy • Peter Winter-Jones, a sensitive folk musician • Rupert Colt, a charming country songwriter • Emmanuel Ortega, an eccentric classical wizard • Tyrone Gibbons, a weary blues picking octogenarian Since it premiered in 2010,…

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Pedrito Martinez

November 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba, Sept 12, 1973. Having settled in New York City in the fall of 1998, by 2000, he had been awarded the Thelonius Monk Award for Afro-Latin Hand Percussion. Pedrito has recorded or performed with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, , Bruce Springsteen, and Sting and has contributed, as a percussionist and vocalist, to over 50 albums. Pedrito’s career as a leader began in 2005 with the formation in NYC of The Pedrito…

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Heroes & Villains – with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra

November 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Listen to the good fight when the Muncie Symphony Orchestra presents a musical battle between heroes and villains. Who will win? Join us to find out! Patrons are encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite hero or villain character. Ways to Purchase: Emens box office Charge-by-phone 800-745-3000 OR Online at Ticketmaster.com

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January 2020

Pat Hazzell’s -The Wonder Bread Years: A fresh and funny slice of Americana!

January 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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A fresh and funny salute to Americana, The Wonder Bread Years Starring Pat Hazell (former Seinfeld writer) is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater. Audiences across the country are enjoying a show that not only restores a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before. From sitting at the kids table to riding in the way back of the Country Squire Wagon, The Wonder Bread Years…

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February 2020

Mads Tolling & The Mads Men

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Mads Tolling is an internationally renowned violinist and composer originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, now living in San Francisco. As a former member of both bassist Stanley Clarke’s band and the celebrated Turtle Island Quartet, Mads won two Grammy Awards, and he was nominated for a third Grammy in 2015. Recently, he was the 2016 winner of the DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star Violin Award. Mads has performed with Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron, Paquito D’Rivera, Leo Kottke and Sergio & Odair Assad. After graduating Berklee…

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Crystal Wilkinson Fiction Reading at Ball State University

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Crystal Wilkinson is coming to Ball State University. Crystal, an award winning author, is this year's Meyer Lecturer. Her fiction titles include Blackberries, Blackberries and the recently published Birds of Opulence. She will be here Monday, February 24th at 7:30 p.m. in Pruis Hall on the Ball State campus. Come join us!

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Dervish at Pruis Hall

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Dervish have been bringing Irish traditional music to the world for more than 25 years.  Described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music”, the band have played at festivals from Rock in Rio to Glastonbury, toured with the Irish President and struck up tunes on the Great Wall of China. Dervish have a line-up which includes some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians, fronted by one of the country’s best-known singers, Cathy Jordan. The Guardian newspaper commented: “Dervish are simply…

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March 2020

Albert Cummings

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pruis Hall at Ball State University, 1000 N. McKinley Ave.
Muncie, IN 43706 United States
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Entertaining audiences from his phenomenal guitar work to his incredibly impassioned lyrics and overall songwriting prowess - one thing has certainly become clear about Albert Cummings’ music: He is FAR MORE than simply just the guitarist or the bluesman he’s often painted as by fans and the media alike. He offers the complete package. Though undoubtedly a masterful guitar player who burst onto the blues rock scene in the early 2000’s and almost immediately began gaining praise in that realm, his latest release “Live…

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