SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
GCamp Summer Camp with Missoula Children's Theatre
July 30 - August 3, 2012
$75 per camper
Hansel & Gretel Performance
Tickets: $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 children
Welcome to GCamp! the Givens Performing Arts Center’s summer camp. Children take center stage this summer at GCamp, a week-long day theatre enrichment camp for students' ages 7 to 18 located on the campus of UNC Pembroke. This performing arts camp will inspire and excite the imagination of any child.
Professional directors from Missoula Children’s Theatre instruct the students through a professional production. Students also participate in professional theatre workshops. GCamp is the arts camp that goes beyond the traditional idea of a summer camp. Our unique non-competitive and nurturing program caters to boys and girls who want to immerse themselves in the performing arts and theatre.
GCamp gives every camper a chance to sprout forth his or her own theatrical creativity while having fun during the summer. Registration begins mid - May. Call the box office for more information.
Thanks to the following 2011 sponsors: Andy's Restaurant of Pembroke, Dominos Pizza, Food Lion, Lennis Watts, Mighty J's Restaurant, Revels Funeral Home, Subway, Sweet Expressions and Village Station Restaurant. For more information, call GPAC at 910.521.6361 or 910.521.6287.
Special Student Wild Card Event
Thursday, March 22, 2012
GABRIEL IGLESIAS HAS BEEN
DESCRIBED AS UNBELIEVABLY WITTY,
&ELECTRIFYING A TALENTED PERFORMER
. . . who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience –
from start to finish – in every venue he performs in. His high-octane show is a sure-fire hit: a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring all his personal
experiences to life. Gabriel’s clean and animated comedy style has earned national crossover appeal, making him popular among fans of all ages. Ask anyone who has seen him in concert and you will probably hear the same thing, “Fluffy was SO funny!”
Gabriel’s mass appeal opened the door to a rare opportunity for a comic to film a second one-hour Comedy Central special and DVD. The newest special entitled “I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy” features the comedian’s perfect blend of spot-on voice skills and an uncanny knack for hilarious storytelling. The special, shot live in front of a packed house in El Paso, TX is
currently playing in rotation on Comedy Central and is now available on DVD. This special matches the success of his previous highly successful special DVD “Hot & Fluffy.” With his huge touring and DVD success it was only a matter of time that Gabriel would be offered his own TV series.
In Fall of 2011, Comedy Central premiered the new series “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand- Up Revolution.” In this new series, Gabriel hosted and performed stand-up material and featured an array of hysterically diverse comedians that he had personally selected. This series is sure to be a delight for fans and newcomers alike. Now, more will be able to catch
Gabriel live as he is currently on his national stand-up comedy tour, “Stand-Up Revolution – The Tour” – currently hitting over 90 cities across the United States.
Gabriel’s television credits include; “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” FOX TV’s “The Family Guy,” “Good Morning America,” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” He has also headlined the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Toronto. In 2009, Gabriel had the unique opportunity to be the headliner at the Amman Jordan Comedy Festival, the first of its kind in the Arab world– he recently returned to Amman Jordan for a second visit in 2010. Gabriel’s world tour
performances include locations such as Australia (Melbourne and Sydney), Saudi Arabia (Riyadh, Khobar, Qatar, and Dubai.), Europe (Sweden, Norway, Netherlands Belgium and England). His 2011 touring activities concluded with 2 sold out shows at the prestigious Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles on December 30. Keep an eye out for the Stand Up Revolution Tour to hit a city near you in 2012 and beyond!
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RIVER PEOPLE MUSIC AND CULTURE FEST
Friday, March 9, 2012 - Both events on the 9th are free.
10:00 a.m. - Matinee - Givens Performing Arts Center
6:00 p.m. - River Roots "Emerging Artist Showcase" - UC Annex
The River People Music and Culture Fest returns to Givens Performing Arts Center at UNC Pembroke on March 9th and 10th. Enjoy two days of indigenous music, art and culture. March 9th includes a matinee concert performance by Jonathan Ward, Lakota John, Dark Water Rising, Unheard Voices, The Pura Fe Trio and The Deer Clan Singer. At 6:00 pm on Friday, March 9th The River Roots Arts Guild opens their First Annual "Emerging Artist Showcase" in the University Center Annex. The theme is the Lumbee River. Artist are invited to submit their river inspired works on Friday, February 24th. The event will feature a Juried Art Show. To submit a work, contact Jessica Clark at Jessica.email@example.com or Alisha Locklear at firstname.lastname@example.org 910-258-1902.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
6:30 pm - Concert - Givens Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $10 Adult, $5 child/student, $3 UNCP Student
The River People Music and Culture Fest continues Saturday, March 10th at Givens Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. with a concert performance by some of the best American Indian performers in the world. The concert includes Jonathan Ward, Lakota John, Layla and Friends, Dark Water Rising, Unheard Voices, The Pura Fe Trio, The Henry Berry Band, The Deer Clan Singer and a special performance by The Famous Chavis Brothers. The Chavis Brothers will also receive a Lifetime Achievement Award presentation. The festival will also feature a picture display of area Indian church choirs.
Mistress of Ceremonies
Jackie Jacobs is the founder and principal of JTalentgroup, a Native owned full service entertainment agency specializing in Public Relations, Marketing Consulting and Talent Management services. She is a motivational speaker and is known nationwide as the tribal publicist for the Quileute Tribe of La Push, WA
who are associated with the "TWILIGHT SAGA" phenomenon. She also worked closely with the Native actors including the Wolfpack in that franchise. For more information about Jacobs
Layla Rose Locklear, 19 year old Native American (Lumbee) of Pembroke, North Carolina is a well-known and talented performer and player of the violin. She was just a year old when she started singing. She has entertained many audiences with her own unique voice and jazzy/blues style music at various events around the community in addition to sharing the stage with her brother Lakota John. Some of Layla’s musical influences are Bonnie Raitt, Nora Jones, Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith to name a few.
Layla is currently a Sophomore at UNC Pembroke, majoring in Environmental Science. Layla serves as a role model and mentor to young Indian women, and is also a voice for the next generation of young Indian leaders. For more information about the artist click here
The Pura Fé Trio (Tuscarora and Taino Indian and Spanish Corsican)
Pura Fé’s musical gift is an inheritance from her mother’s family of talented female singers. Her soulful voice and acoustic lap-steel slide guitar carries an ancestral message from the “Indigenous World” and the lost history that has unified as well as separated the blood ties of Black and Indian people of the South. With a fresh, new take, Pura Fé resurrects and elegantly states the common bond and the indigenous influence on the blues.
The Trio includes Cary Morin, who has traveled the world performing at college campuses, festivals and clubs for most of the past 20 years. His work with Colorado band, The Atoll, includes four CDs and a DVD in 2003.
Peter Knudson began singing in choirs at an early age, but found his passion as a percussionist. He currently lives in Fort Collins, Co., and plays with bands such as the Piggies, Lindsey O’Brien Band and Constitution. Performing with the Pura Fé Trio is yet another exciting musical adventure he hopes will continue long into the future. For more information about Pura Fe and the trio click here
Deer Clan Singers (Tuscarora)
The Deer Clan Singers from Robeson County are Tuscaroras, the Southernmost band of the Iroquois. With powerful vocals, harmony and extensive travel, they keep the traditions of their ancestors alive through their performances. They are fulfilling the traditional role as “Messengers” and “Runners” of their nation. Their mission is to bring back what was been buried, lost and taken.
For more information about the group click here
Talented player of Bottle-neck Slide Guitar, Harmonica and Vocalist
Rising Young Blues Artist and Next Generation Music Maker Artist, Lakota John blends traditional styles of the Delta and Piedmont acoustic blues with bottle-neck slide guitar. He started playing guitar at age 9 and a year later, he bought himself a glass slide, placed it on his pinky finger and has been sliding ever since.
For more information about the artist
Dark Water Rising
The band’s name, Dark Water Rising, originates from the home of its members. Famed for being the birthplace of Lumbee culture, Robeson County is nourished by cypress-lined swamps and the black water of the Lumber River. These swamps are legendary for hiding Lumbee outlaws during and after the Civil War. Dark Water Rising has been called by music critics one of the most original and charismatic bands to rise from the “middle of nowhere.”
In July 2010, Dark Water Rising released their first CD, "Dark Water Rising," with hopes of finding audiences for their original sound. The CD takes the listener on an adventure through life. With youth and wisdom on their side, DWR’s music has a powerful effect on people of all ages. "Subject to Change" speaks of time and change that waits for no one.
For more information about the artist click here
Officially founded in the 70's as a Native American group of spoken word performers, Unheard Voices is now a sub group of the Carolina Indian Circle and are not only one of the many a capella vocal groups on campus but have recently rebirthed the tradition of spoken word within our organization
For more information about the artist
Jonathan C. Ward (Lumbee) started playing the Native American Flute in July 2008 as he worked at a retail store that carried flutes. Ward found a strong love for the instrument quickly. Within 8 months producing, recording, and releasing his debut album Native Flutin "A New Beginning", which is a new age based album currently being used in many massage and yoga studios across the country. Following this album Ward released his second album "An Epic Ride" February 2011, which takes you on a dramatic journey with each song. He studied music performance at Lee University in Cleveland, TN following a competition where he was awarded a scholarship. Ward is currently performing for Native and Non-Native events nationally. He placed first in the Native American Flute players competition at both Native Rhythms Festival 2010 and Music Echoes Festival 2011. For more information about the artist
The Henry Berry Band
"Henry Berry" is an on-going studio project by two of the original members of "The Henry Berry Band", the notorious outlaw Southern Rock group that terrorized Robeson and surrounding counties in the 70's and 80,s. The collaboration effort between Robbie Lee VanHoy and Larry Dean Chavis is a genuine effort to keep the name Henry Berry in circulation and continually associated with quality music from this region. The original band had an unprecidented local and regional following, as was evidenced by large crowds at their shows, and the band endured for over 20 yrs, not only smoking those guitars locally, but touring the east coast several times.
The Legend Lives On...............
Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
The Chavis Brothers
The Chavis brothers - Danny, Earl, Frank, James, and Ernie Chavis brought a national spot light to Pembroke in the 1950’s. The Pembroke group’s career began with rock and rock music in Maryland. Their first songs “Love Me Baby” and “Hey Good Looking” debuted in 1959. The singers also appeared with Jimmy Durantee, Bobby Darrin and The Smothers Brothers. The band members eventually began to perform gospel music over the years. The members will be honored for their achievements in music on Saturday, March 10th.
Special thanks to The N.C. Arts Council and The UNCP American Indian Studies Department.
Click below for a preview of The River People Music and Culture Fest which is coming to Givens Performing Arts Center on March 9th and 10th.
Rock of Ages
Monday, December 5, 2011
Tickets: $40, $35, $15* / $12 child or student
$5 UNCP Student / $15 Faculty or Staff
It’s five-time, Tony Award® nominated smash-hit musical ROCK OF AGES, a hilarious, feel-good love story. In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80’s. ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind blowing, face-melting hits of JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more. Don’t miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on!
"Impossible to resist!”
- Charles Isherwood, New York Times
"Rock and comedy in perfect proportion!"
- David Cote, Time Out
Sponsored by Allen Orthopedics
SING-A-LONG-A SOUND OF MUSIC
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Tickets: $15, $10 / $10 child or student
$5 UNCP Student / $10 Faculty or Staff
Family four pack - $40
The smash-hit musical show that has been all around the world and is now back.
For those of you not yet converted, Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along!
Then of course there is the famous fancy-dress competition in which everyone who has come in costume is invited onto the stage to show off their fantastic tailoring skills. So get those vocal chords warmed up, cut up those chintz curtains and hurry down for the perfect night out.
Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended!
Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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