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McKendree presents 2016-2017


Play Moonlight (2016) Video TrailerMoonlight
(2016)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, @ 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.


This drama chronicles the life of a black gay youth from childhood to adulthood, as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough Miami neighborhood. Rated R; 1 hour, 50 min.

Sponsored by The Leon and Helen Church Family Foundation


$5 General Public and FREE to McKendree Students (tickets are required)

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Dailey & Vincent - SOLD OUT!Dailey & Vincent - SOLD OUT!

Thursday, March 2, 2017, @ 7:30 p.m.


The rock stars of bluegrass make their second appearance on the Hett stage. The duo have received multiple Entertainer of the Year Awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA).

“What a great sound. Not since the Louvin Brothers has music touched me this deep. I expect them to go all the way to the top and stay there.” – Dolly Parton

Country Financial Logo“Dailey & Vincent make my ear hairs curl and my toes curl. Their name is on the lips of everyone in the know, as far as I’m concerned.” – Bruce Hornsby


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the Idea Labthe idea lab

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, @ 7:30 p.m.


Modeled after the hugely popular TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design), this event will bring together a group of informative and performative speakers for one night of fascinating talks and ideas.


Photo of Steve OlsherWhat Is The One Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do?

Author, TEDx presenter and workshop leader Steve Olsher helps you identify your strengths and limitations in order to cultivate a life of purpose, conviction and contribution.

 

Photo of Rachel ElsonSix Things to Do at a New Job.

Rachel Elson, assistant managing editor at Money Magazine, offers advice on negotiating a salary, saving money, taking advantage of freebies, becoming invaluable and learning from others.

 

Photo of Dr. Brian FrederkingHierarchies and Networks.

Political science professor Brian Frederking, Ph.D. presents a unique analysis of the presidential election and the current divisions in our country, according to those who prefer hierarchy and are threatened by networks, and vice versa.

Photo of Neem SerraBattling Unconscious Bias.

Learn the common vocabulary of bias and how it affects our perceptions, decisions and interactions, from software developer Neem Serra.

 

Photo of Danielle HarrisonThe Talk: And I’m Not Talking About Sex!

A non-threatening, fun yet challenging conversation about race with Saint Louis University High School faculty member Danielle Harrison.

 

Photo of Tress KurzymThe Creative Game of Life.

Theatre educator Tress Kurzym helps you assess your “CQ,” or creative quotient, and discuss the importance of 21st century skills.


$5 Public, McKendree University Students FREE


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Play Philip Fortenberry VideoPhilip Fortenberry

Thursday, March 23, 2017, @ 7:30 p.m.


A versatile conductor, director and pianist, Fortenberry brings his critically acclaimed piano performance to the Hett. His incomparable technique (those were his hands on the piano in the HBO Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra”), along with his passion, wit and elegance will make for a memorable evening.


Sponsored by The Robert and Grace Renner Welch Endowment

$18 Adult, $15 Senior, $10 Student/Child, McKendree University Students FREE!

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Play La La Land (2016) Video TrailerLa La Land
(2016)

Sunday, April 9, 2016, @3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.


A contemporary musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling centers on the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring actress. $5 admission. Rated PG-13; 2 hours, 8 min.

Sponsored by The Leon and Helen Church Family Foundation


$5 General Public and FREE to McKendree Students (tickets are required)

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Elizabeth Gilbert - SOLD OUT!Elizabeth Gilbert - SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, @ 7:30 p.m.


Author Elizabeth Gilbert has been a finalist for both the PEN/Hemingway Award and the National Book Award. Her blockbuster, Eat, Pray, Love, spent 57 weeks at #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List.

Sponsored by Betty H. Ford and the late Col. William Ford

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Play Parsons Dance VideoParsons Dance

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, @ 7:30 p.m.


One of the great creators of contemporary dance in America, David Parsons’ New York company is universally hailed for its athleticism, joyfulness and technical skill. Parsons Dance is artful, entertaining, sexy and smart. Uplifting, vibrant, accessible and exciting modern dance!


“One of modern dance’s greatest living dance-makers” – New York Magazine

Sponsored by Mr. Gary Graham and Mrs. Lucia K. Graham

$22 Adult, $18 Senior, $10 Student/Child, McKendree University Students FREE!

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