Gavin DeGraw Highlights MVCC Cultural Series Events for week of Oct. 15-21
October 9th 2012 · 0 Comments
Beloved by fans for his blue-eyed soul vocals, freewheeling melodies, and earthy charm, singer, songwriter, and musician Gavin DeGraw has enjoyed success since breaking through in 2003 with his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” He followed that up with his self-titled second album, which debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008. “Not Over You” is from his new album “Sweeter.” Gavin has toured the globe, performing sold-out headlining shows as well as festivals with a variety of artists. This past summer he hit the road with TRAIN and Maroon 5 for an extensive North American tour in support of SWEETER.
DeGraw will perform in the Robert R. Jorgensen Athletic and Event Center on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Paul Basile of “Greak Elk” takes the stage at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $40 general, $25 faculty/staff, FREE for MVCC students and can be purchased at www.mvcc.edu/tickets. The concert is sponsored in part by Herkimer County Community College and SUNYIT.
On Monday, Oct. 15, a Sculpture Space Artists in Residence will visit MVCC and present a lecture on their work at noon in Excellus Room 225, in the Information Technology Building on the Utica Campus.
On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Indie rock and roll band The Von Shakes will perform at 8:30 p.m. in the MV Commons in the Alumni College Center on the Utica Campus. Visit vonshakes.com for more information.
On Wednesday, Oct.17, Geoffrey Canada, Founder of Harlem Children’s Zone and Named one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People of 2011, will speak at 3p.m. in the Robert R. Jorgensen Athletic and Event Center on the Utica Campus. This is a free event, but tickets are required. The presentation is sponsored by the Community Foundation.
On Thursday, Oct. 18, the Clarion Clarinet Quartet will perform at
7:30 p.m. in the Festine Auditorium in the Plumley Complex on the Rome Campus. Admission is $5 general, $2 faculty/staff, FREE for MVCC students.
Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 18-20, the MVCC Theater Program and Drama Club presents “Dames at Sea” at 8 p.m. in the Schafer Theater in the Information Technology Building on the Utica Campus. The play follows an understudy who steps into a role on Broadway and becomes a star. Directed by Paul Cruskie; scenic and lighting design by Michael Diederich. Admission is $5 general, $2 faculty/staff, FREE for MVCC students.
On Friday, Oct. 19, Stephen Ellingson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology at Hamilton College presents the lecture “Jazz, Gender, and the ‘Color Line:’ Challenging and Reproducing Inequality from the Swing Era to the Present Day” at 2 p.m. in Excellus Room 225 in the Information Technology Building on the Utica Campus. Dr. Elligson brings his presentation to the Rome Campus at 5 p.m. in the Festine Auditorium in the Plumley Complex.
The Cultural Series is supported in part by MVCC’s Challenge and Opportunity Major Gifts campaign (www.mvcc.edu/campaign) and by the MVCC Student Activity Fee. The series maintains a major social media presence that can be followed on Facebook at “MVCC Cultural Series.”