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Relive one of the greatest movie musicals on the Porthouse stage

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, concludes its 48th season with “Footloose.”

Photo from (dis)ABLED BEAUTY exhibition - Kent State University MuseumThe Kent State University Museum will offer a fresh, design-focused survey of assistive and adaptive devices in an upcoming exhibition.

“(dis)ABLED BEAUTY: The Evolution of Beauty, Disability and Ability” will run July 29, 2016, to March 12, 2017, in the museum’s Stager and Blum Galleries. There will also be a free reception on Thursday, September 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

“Fashions of Southern Africa” is curated by Sara Hume, Ph.D., and runs August 26, 2016 - July 2, 2017 in the museum’s Higbee Gallery. The museum will also host a free preview reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 25.

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 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 program is a highly intensive festival for talented piano students in grades 7-12. The July 26 gala concert will feature 14 highly gifted pre-collegiate pianists from the United States, China and Malta.

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 Porthouse Theatre.

A summer partnership with the Cleveland Orchestra continues, presenting some of the finest chamber music in Northeast Ohio

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.”

Kara Kroeger, who graduated from the Fashion School in May 2016 with a B.F.A. in fashion design, has been named a Kenneth Cole Footwear + Accessory Innovation Award winner. She is one of only two post-graduates nationwide chosen for the award, which entails a yearlong fellowship with the company and carries a $50,000 stipend.

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