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Showtime at the Schimmel

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From the Flying Karamazov Brothers to the singing Bacon Brothers (joined by a PPA professor) to blues and boogie woogie, the show must go on at the Schimmel!

The Bacon Brothers
Saturday, February 6 | 7:30 p.m. | There’s something about singing with your sibling. Long before Kevin launched his prolific stage and screen career, and before Michael became known as a go-to composer for film and television, The Bacon Brothers grew up playing music together in the city of Brotherly Love. Nearly 20 years ago, they decided to make it official and formed The Bacon Brothers. Their music, an infectious mix of rock, country, folk, and a little Philly soul, has fans dancing in their seats and singing along at every show. A bassist for the band, Pace School of Performing Arts Adjunct Professor Paul Guzzone will join The Bacon Brothers on stage.

The Julian Bliss Septet: A Tribute to Benny Goodman
Wednesday, February 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Swing back to the 1930s and 1940s with Julian Bliss, one of the world’s finest contemporary solo clarinetists, and his jazz septet as they honor the musical legacy of the unforgettable 20th century big band leader Benny Goodman. Come for an evening of jazz, swing, and big band standards including "Lady Be Good," "Up a Lazy River," and "Moonglow."

The Flying Karamazov Brothers
Friday and Saturday, February 12–13 | 7:30 p.m. | Expect the unexpected from four self-proclaimed eccentric lunatics spicing things up with a zany showcase filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics, arcane errata, and astonishing juggling feats. Formed at UC Santa Cruz in 1973, the Flying Karamazov Brothers have been seen around the world, on Broadway, on television, and on the big screen, and have shared stages and screens collaborating with Frank Sinatra, the Grateful Dead, Robin Williams, the Who, Danny DeVito, and much more. They are not your father’s wild-haired, flame-throwing, juggling, kilt-and-tutu-wearing performers, except on Sunday, February 14, at 3:00 p.m., when they put on a family fun performance.

Art History Alive with Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD
Select Wednesday in February and March | 12:15 p.m. | The US has produced some of the world’s most creative, innovative painters, decorators, sculptors, and architects. In her richly-illustrated lectures, Professor Benton takes an in-depth look at the life and work of six Great American Masters who display widely varying aesthetic styles and artistic philosophies. First up on Wednesday, February 17, find out how vividly colored windows and home furnishings became fine art in Louis Comfort Tiffany’s (1848–1933) studio. Next on Wednesday, March 2, Upcoming lectures include Alexander Calder and the creation of the mobile on Wednesday, March 2; Jackson Pollock and abstract expressionism on Wednesday, March 9; and the king of pop art Andy Warhol on Wednesday, March 16. Each lecture is followed by a luncheon hosted by Professor Benton. Call the box office at (212) 346-1715 in advance to purchase tickets.

Blues, Swing, and Boogie Woogie Piano
Friday, February 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Spend an evening recapturing the early American Art form of the blues, swing, and the boogie woogie style of piano-playing. Modeled after the popular Boogie Woogie festivals in Europe, this evening features New York favorites Scott Staton, Dave Keyes, and Loren Korevec as they present their individual approaches to the form, accompanied by swing dancers and jazz vocalists.

The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth
Sunday, February 28 | 7:30 p.m. | The year is 1933. Are you ready for the adventure? Radio play meets comic book in a one-of-a-kind live show. Telling an all-ages adventure story set in the 1930s, the Intergalactic Nemesis mashes up comic-book and radio-play formats into a new art form, the live-action graphic novel. Three actors voice the dozens of characters, a Foley artist creates all the sound effects, and a pianist plays a cinematic score, while more than 1,250 individual full-color hi-res comic book panels tell a hilarious sci-fi adventure story visually from an enormous movie screen. And it’s all done live in front of your eyes.

Pace faculty and staff receive $20 tickets to all Schimmel Center shows. These must be purchased through the box office phone or in person with your Pace ID. A limit of two tickets per performance applies.