Thursday, September 3, 2009

FAMU Announces the Rebirth of the Lyceum Series

Florida A&M University (FAMU) proudly announces the “Rebirth” of its Lyceum Series. Launched more that 80 years ago, the Lyceum Series hosted premier cultural events on the University campus for students and local and surrounding community members.

“The reintroduction of the Lyceum Series will rekindle the excitement and expectation of rich educational and cultural experiences for students, faculty and the community,” said FAMU Provost Cynthia Hughes Harris, who chairs the Lyceum Committee. “Rendering this kind of service in diverse ways has long been a part of the philosophy and practices of FAMU since its inception.”

The 2009-2010 season will feature an impressive line-up of renowned vocalists, dance groups and theatrical performances. Students will also participate in master classes conducted by the guest performers. Additionally, the University will host its first Media and Entertainment Conference as a featured Lyceum event.

The first performance is September 10 and 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium with the 3 Mo’ Divas. The 3 Mo’ Divas will present a concert that smashes musical barriers. The concert is a thrilling evening of entertainment wrapped around a unique and proven concept. The three women are all classically trained vocalists, who possess class, sass and style. The concert delivers some stupefying genre jumping feats that continue to amaze audiences, which includes opera, Broadway, jazz, blues, soul, R&B, rock and roll, spirituals and gospel.

During the early Lyceum Series, FAMU hosted outstanding and internationally notable participants such as Marian Anderson; pianist Etta Moten; Count Basie Orchestra; poets Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes; and W. E. B. Du Bois.

The Lyceum Series events for the 2009-2010 academic year are as follows:

September 10 & 11, 2009
3 Mo’Divas
7:30 p.m., Lee Hall Auditorium

November 12, 13 and 14, 2009
Media and Entertainment Conference

February 5, 2010
Highwaymen Exhibition
Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery
Reception: 5:30 p.m. and Lecture: 7:30 p.m.
FAMU Grand Ballroom

February 26-28, 2010
FAMU Essential Theatre
8 p.m., Lee Hall Auditorium

March 29, 2010
Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
7:30 p.m., Lee Hall Auditorium

April 10, 2010
Dance Brazil
7:30 p.m., Lee Hall Auditorium

For more information, contact the Office of Communications at (850) 599-3413 or click here.

Photo Caption: 3 'Mo Divas

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