Newman Center Presents

Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective | May 3

Apr 30, 2018
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Trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard breaks the mold with his new quintet, The E-Collective. This project journeys to an exciting realm of grooved fusion teeming with funk, R&B, and blues colors. For this program, Blanchard is joined by guitarist Charles Altura, bassist Donald Ramsey, Fabian Almazan on piano and synths, and Oscar Seaton on drums. Breathless is a master class in storytelling, written in response to social tensions and inspired by Eric Garner’s resounding final words “I Can’t Breathe.”

ODC Dance: The Velveteen Rabbit

Apr 15, 2018
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The Velveteen Rabbit captivates both children and adults with its celebration of the enduring power of love. Known for their athleticism and passion, the ODC dancers seamlessly navigate the many roles that bring the story to life.

The story depicts the enduring relationship between a boy and his stuffed rabbit. Told from the perspective of the rabbit who yearns to become real, the focus is the deep bond that the boy and rabbit develop over time. Despite the rabbit’s increasing shabbiness, the boy continues to love him – and their relationship perseveres and deepens.

Gregory Porter | Nov 4

Oct 16, 2017

NPR dubbed two-time Grammy Award®-winning singer Gregory Porter “the next great male jazz singer.” Porter writes and performs songs that dexterously weave together the threads of gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz and soul, producing a pure tapestry of sound. The New York Times says Porter is “a jazz singer of thrilling presence, a booming baritone with a gift for earthy refinement and soaring uplift.”