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Jazz icon Herbie Hancock to perform Oct. 29 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall

Modern music marvel Herbie Hancock transcends music genres and limitations when he performs Oct. 29 at North Central College.

Herbie Hancock, the iconic jazz pianist and multiple Grammy Award-winner, will perform his eclectic take on modern music Oct. 29 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall as part of the first solo tour of his legendary career.

Hancock is a powerful influence in acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B music. His career spans five decades, his recordings have earned 12 Grammy Awards and he continues to amaze audiences with his energetic live performances.

Latin choir Schola Cantorum de Venezuela to perform Oct. 26 at North Central College

Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, the premier touring chorus of Latin America, comes to Wentz Concert Hall Oct. 26.

Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, the premier touring chorus of Latin America, will perform Oct. 26 in North Central College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall.

Schola Cantorum de Venezuela is one of the most important choral societies to emerge as part of the growing choral movement in Latin America. The choir performs a broad range of works, and its repertoire includes works by Spanish, Italian, French and English Renaissance, contemporary Venezuelan and universal composers.

North Central to premiere third part of documentary about 150-year history

North Central President Arlo Schilling greets Martin Luther King Jr. in 1960.
North Central College on Nov. 7 will premiere the third part of a documentary series produced with NCTV that chronicles the College’s 150-year history.

Oct. 19, 2011—North Central College invites the public to the free premiere of the third part of a documentary series produced with Naperville Community Television that chronicles the College’s 150-year history.

“Challenges of the Post-World War II Years” is the third of the five-part documentary series “A Promising Start,” which commemorates the College’s Sesquicentennial. The segment will premiere at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Complimentary refreshments will be served at a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Colbie Caillat to perform at North Central College Sesquicentennial Homecoming

Vocalist and guitarist Colbie Caillat will perform a solo acoustic show Nov. 10 during North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming Weekend.

Vocalist and guitarist Colbie Caillat will perform a solo acoustic show Nov. 10 during North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming Weekend.

Caillat performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $100 and $75; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

John Stamos to rock with The Beach Boys Oct. 15-16

John Stamos of "Full House" fame will be behind the drums when The Beach Boys rock North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall during two performances.

John Stamos of "Full House" fame will be behind the drums when The Beach Boys rock North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall during two performances Oct. 15-16.

Stamos sits in with the band occasionally and his appearance with the group has been confirmed for these performances.

North Central College theatre students present original drama ‘House of Cards’

North Central College presents the student-written and –directed drama “House of Cards,” a play about relationships that unites multiple forms of theatre.

North Central College presents the student-written and –directed drama “House of Cards,” an innovative play about relationships that unites multiple forms of theatre.

Three performances of “House of Cards” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 7 and 8 in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Theatrical “Skippyjon Jones” to charm young audiences Oct. 1 at Pfeiffer Hall

Families are sure to be captivated by North Central College’s presentation of “Skippyjon Jones”

Families are sure to enjoy North Central College’s presentation of “Skippyjon Jones,” a musical theatre production based on the award-winning children’s book by Judy Schachner.

Yo-Yo Ma performs Oct. 1 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform a solo program of Bach music Oct. 1 in Wentz Concert Hall.

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma graces the stage of North Central College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall Oct. 1 for a rare solo performance.

The acclaimed classical music envoy will perform selected works by Bach. Ma earned the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance in 1985 for “Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suites.” His interpretations of Bach were the subject of a six-part film series, “The Cello Suites Inspired by Bach,” and in 1998 Ma released a second audio recording of Bach works based on the soundtrack of the film series.

Top artists featured in Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites concert series July 16-22

Janice Borla
Jazz vocalists and recording artists Janice Borla, Jay Clayton and Rosana Eckert headline the annual Hot Jazz—6 Cool Nites concert series at North Central.

Jazz vocalists and recording artists Janice Borla, Jay Clayton and Rosana Eckert headline the annual Hot Jazz—6 Cool Nites concert series July 16-22 at North Central College.

North Central College unveils star-studded fine and performing arts season

The Beach Boys
North Central College is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding with a star-studded 2011-2012 Fine & Performing Arts Sesquicentennial Season.

North Central College is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding with a star-studded 2011-2012 Fine & Performing Arts Sesquicentennial Season that features some of the world’s finest classical, jazz and contemporary artists and offers something for all audiences to enjoy.

Yo-Yo Ma, The Beach Boys, Herbie Hancock, Bernadette Peters, Jim Brickman, Charlie Daniels Band, Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, The Manhattan Transfer and Celtic Woman are among the world-renowned artists coming to Naperville during North Central College’s most astounding season to date.

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