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John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown

John Mark Rafacz is the editorial manager of the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State.

Articles by John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown

On Center: Sarah Bockel earns her opportunity to portray Carole King in 'Beautiful' On Center: Sarah Bockel earns her opportunity to portray Carole King in 'Beautiful'
34 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s a Tony Award-winning musical about a shy girl from Brooklyn who becomes one of the most successful pop songwriters of all time. But casting directors for Beautiful–The Carole King Musical have found that three actresses raised in Chicago, not New York City, have the right blend of [Read More]
On Center: Regina Carter and bandmates will honor Ella Fitzgerald at Schwab On Center: Regina Carter and bandmates will honor Ella Fitzgerald at Schwab
37 weeks ago - Town and gown
If someone can evoke the sound and spirit of one of the most beloved jazz vocalists of all time – without being a singer – it’s Regina Carter. In the realm of jazz violinists, Carter reigns at the pinnacle of the pyramid. The MacArthur Foundation “genius” Fellowship [Read More]
On Center: Soweto Gospel Choir Will Honor Legacy of Nelson Mandela On Center: Soweto Gospel Choir Will Honor Legacy of Nelson Mandela
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
Soweto Gospel Choir, known across the world for its mesmerizing performances, will return to Eisenhower Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 27, with Songs of the Free, a program celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. [Read More]
Béla Fleck Will Make 8th Eisenhower Appearance, This Time with Hussain, Meyer and Chaurasia Béla Fleck Will Make 8th Eisenhower Appearance, This Time with Hussain, Meyer and Chaurasia
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
Three masterful instrumentalists and the leading virtuosos on their respective instruments, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer move with ease among the spheres of classical, bluegrass, jazz, and world music. [Read More]
On Center: Soweto Gospel Choir will honor legacy of Nelson Mandela at Penn State On Center: Soweto Gospel Choir will honor legacy of Nelson Mandela at Penn State
42 weeks ago - Town and gown
Soweto Gospel Choir, known across the world for its mesmerizing performances, will return to Eisenhower Auditorium November 27 with Songs of the Free, a program celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State presentation – [Read More]
On Center: Ballet Hispánico Will Perform an Evening of Dances Choreographed by Women On Center: Ballet Hispánico Will Perform an Evening of Dances Choreographed by Women
47 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
In its first Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State appearance since 1993, New York City’s Ballet Hispánico will celebrate the work of women in a program featuring three dances by Latina choreographers. [Read More]
Béla Fleck will make eighth Eisenhower appearance, this time with Hussain, Meyer, and Chaurasia Béla Fleck will make eighth Eisenhower appearance, this time with Hussain, Meyer, and Chaurasia
47 weeks ago - Town and gown
Three masterful instrumentalists and the leading virtuosos on their respective instruments, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer move with ease among the spheres of classical, bluegrass, jazz, and world music. The musicians come together November 14 at Penn State to perform original [Read More]
On Center: Ballet Hispánico will perform an evening of dances choreographed by women On Center: Ballet Hispánico will perform an evening of dances choreographed by women
51 weeks ago - Town and gown
In its first Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State appearance since 1993, New York City’s Ballet Hispánico will celebrate the work of women in a program featuring three dances by Latina choreographers. The October 17 performance at Eisenhower Auditorium is scheduled to include [Read More]
On Center: Cantus Will Perform World Premiere of Commissioned Work by Libby Larsen at Penn State On Center: Cantus Will Perform World Premiere of Commissioned Work by Libby Larsen at Penn State
52 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
Cantus has been called “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare). The a capella octet will make its second appearance at Penn State when it performs Alone Together, an introspective look at what it means to connect in our modern world, September 25 at University Park’ [Read More]
On Center: Cantus will perform world premiere of commissioned work by Libby Larsen at Penn State On Center: Cantus will perform world premiere of commissioned work by Libby Larsen at Penn State
55 weeks ago - Town and gown
Cantus has been called “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare). The a capella octet will make its second appearance at Penn State when it performs Alone Together, an introspective look at what it means to connect in our modern world, September 25 at [Read More]
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