Arts & Culture

Piano Institute participants from last year pose for a group photo. The highly gifted pre-collegiate pianists came from the United States, China, Honduras and China to Kent State University. The 2016 Piano Institute, in association with the Piano Division of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, will present a series of master classes and recitals from July 19-26 on the university’s campus and culminate with the July 26 gala concert at Severance Hall’s Reinberger Chamber Hall in Cleveland. The 11-year-old...

Porthouse Theatre continues its 48th season with “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.” The production is presented in collaboration between CATCO and Porthouse Theatre. (Photo credit: Jerri Shafer) Collaboration with Columbus’ CATCO brings the music of a legend to the Porthouse stage  Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, continues its 48th season with “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.” The production is presented in collaboration between CATCO and...

On Sept. 10, the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center 2016-17 season launches with Resurrection – A Journey Tribute, the first of 21 diverse and high-quality performances. The season also will feature comedy, dance, Broadway shows and additional concerts. “We have four outstanding Broadway shows on this year’s...

In collaboration with the Kulas Foundation, the 49th season of the Kent/Blossom Music Festival will include a special performance and master class by Time for Three, an American trio. (Photo credit: Shervin Lainez) A summer partnership with the Cleveland Orchestra continues, presenting some of the finest chamber music in Northeast Ohio The Kent/Blossom Music Festival, an advanced training institute for professional music training operated by Kent State University in cooperation with the Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Center, celebrates its 49th...

From its island greenery and beautiful, clear beaches - to its vintage American cars and aged architecture – Havana, Cuba is a place where few American college students have explored in more than 60-years.     But now that diplomatic relations are being restored between both countries, students from Kent State University’s College of...

When singer Deloris Van Cartier (Colleen Longshaw) witnesses a murder, she ends up in the last place she imagined: a convent. Porthouse Theatre open its 48th season with the regional premiere of "Sister Act." Based on film starring Whoopi Goldberg, production will have audiences raising their voices Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will open its 48th season with the regional premiere of “Sister Act.” Directed by Porthouse Executive Producer Eric van Baars,...

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Pan-African Studies host Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference The Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University is pleased to announce its third biennial Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference that will take place at Kent State University, on April 8, 2016. This year’s conference is themed “Cultures, Identities, and Racial Violence in the Pan-African World” and aims to explore new...

The Piano Institute is a highly intensive program for talented piano students in grades 7-12. It is hosted each summer by the Piano Division at Kent State University's Hugh A. Glauser School of Music.

The Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series will host author Etgar Keret at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in the Kent Student Center Kiva for a lecture titled “The Dark and the Surreal: The Fiction of Etgar Keret.” Following the lecture, there will be a reception and book-signing at 8:30 p.m. in Room 204 in the Kent Student Center....