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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: Joshua Bell On Center: Joshua Bell
56 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
“Mr. Bell,” writes a New York Times critic, “doesn’t stand in anyone’s shadow.” The Mr. Bell in question is Joshua Bell, the most celebrated and popular violinist of his generation. Bell makes his first Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State appearance in more than seven years when [Read More]
On Center: Joshua Bell On Center: Joshua Bell
60 weeks ago - Town and gown
“Mr. Bell,” writes a New York Times critic, “doesn’t stand in anyone’s shadow.” The Mr. Bell in question is Joshua Bell, the most celebrated and popular violinist of his generation. Bell makes his first Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State appearance in [Read More]
On Center: Jazz Vocalist Veronica Swift Makes a Quick Ascent up the Career Ladder On Center: Jazz Vocalist Veronica Swift Makes a Quick Ascent up the Career Ladder
61 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
Although Veronica Swift earned a bachelor’s degree in jazz vocal performance in 2016, the diploma seems like more of a footnote than a milestone on her impressive resume. [Read More]
On Center: Jazz vocalist Veronica Swift makes a quick ascent up the career ladder On Center: Jazz vocalist Veronica Swift makes a quick ascent up the career ladder
65 weeks ago - Town and gown
Although Veronica Swift earned a bachelor’s degree in jazz vocal performance in 2016, the diploma seems like more of a footnote than a milestone on her impressive resume. Before graduating from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, the Charlottesville, Virginia, native had [Read More]
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Will Make Its Penn State Debut Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Will Make Its Penn State Debut
66 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
The headlining attraction in the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State’s 2018-19 season is the tale of a shy Brooklynite who, beginning in her teens, shares her gift for writing chart-topping pop songs. [Read More]
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will make its Penn State debut in February 2019 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will make its Penn State debut in February 2019
69 weeks ago - Town and gown
The headlining attraction in the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State’s 2018-19 season is the tale of a shy Brooklynite who, beginning in her teens, shares her gift for writing chart-topping pop songs. The touring Broadway production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will be on [Read More]
Scandinavian String Players to Perform Classical and Folk in Schwab Concert Scandinavian String Players to Perform Classical and Folk in Schwab Concert
73 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
In its Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State premiere, the Danish String Quartet – violinists Frederik Øland and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violist Asbjørn Nørgaard, and cellist Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin – will perform an atypical mingling of classical and traditional music. [Read More]
Gordon Lightfoot will bring half a century of songs and stories to concert at Eisenhower Auditorium Gordon Lightfoot will bring half a century of songs and stories to concert at Eisenhower Auditorium
74 weeks ago - Town and gown
One of Canada’s greatest and most prolific singer-songwriters will perform his music in concert Saturday, June 16, at Penn State. An Evening with Gordon Lightfoot at Eisenhower Auditorium will feature songs selected from the singer-songwriter’s 20 albums, ranging from hits to deep album [Read More]
On Center: Che Malambo Demonstrates That Roots of Dance in Argentina Go Deeper Than Tango On Center: Che Malambo Demonstrates That Roots of Dance in Argentina Go Deeper Than Tango
77 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
The Eisenhower Auditorium stage will be swimming in testosterone on March 15 when Che Malambo, an all-male Argentinian dance company, performs a spectacle of percussive dance and music. [Read More]
Scandinavian string players to perform classical and folk in Schwab concert     Scandinavian string players to perform classical and folk in Schwab concert
78 weeks ago - Town and gown
Three of them met at a summer music camp in the Danish countryside when they were children in the 1990s. The youngest students in attendance, they soon became friends and continued to get together to play music in the years to come. Two decades later, these Scandinavian string players – three [Read More]
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