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September Events at Kumble Theater Include Free Panel Discussions, Theater, Comedy and Musical Performances

Vongku Pak directs "The Blue and White Concert: The Book of Changes"

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Fatima Kafele,Deputy Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
(718) 488-1014

Brooklyn, N.Y. - September events at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus include free panel discussions, interactive workshops, theater, comedy and a world music performance presented by directed by Vongku Pak.

Kumble Theater is located on Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street in downtown Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 488-1624 or visit www.kumbletheater.org.

Friday, September 3, 7:30 p.m.

St. Martin/St. Maarten Friendship Association presents:
The Philosopher of Humor – Fernando Clark

Fernando Clark, The Philosopher of Humor and St. Maarten’s leading stand up comedian and radio host will perform his one man stand up comedy show live on stage to celebrate New York City’s West Indian-American Day Parade. Tickets: $25, group discounts are available. Contact Kumble Theater box office at (718) 488-1624 or visit www.kumbletheater.org.

Saturday, September 18, 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 19, 5:00 p.m.

Eastcoast Movement, Inc. Through The Storm Production presents:
Why Didn’t Jesus Get Married?

Why Didn’t Jesus Get Married? is a though provoking, modern day family comedy which explores love, marriage and relationships---if Jesus had taken that path in life! Tickets: $35. Contact Kumble Theater box office at (718) 488-1624 or visit www.kumbletheater.org.

Wednesday, September 22, 7:00 p.m.

WILLiFEST in association with Kumble Theater present: An Evening with Social Steve – Steve Goldner, Director of Social Media at Hachette Filipacchi Media
Steve Goldner, “social evangelist” and director of social media at Hachette Filipacchi Media, will lead an interactive workshop for filmmakers and other artists on using social media for effective marketing. An Evening with Social Steve is co-sponsored by WILLiFest, an annual festival created to provide a platform for emerging artists and to celebrate the vibrant cultural scene in Williamsburg section and the North Brooklyn neighborhood. Tickets: Free admission. Contact Kumble Theater box office at (718) 488-1624 or visit www.kumbletheater.org.

Saturday, September 25, 7:30 p.m.

VP Stage NY presents The Blue and White Concert: The Book of Changes
The Blue and White Concert: The Book of Changes is an experimental world music performance that fuses traditional Korean rhythm and western music. Under the artistic direction of Vongku Pak, the work features Robert Aaron (saxophone), Eddy Jo Martinez (electric guitar), and Alexei Stevens (interactive electronics) and guest performers. The term “Blue and White” references the classic book I Ching, the book of changes. which examines the balance of yin and yang. The work is also analogous to the four direction symbols of Blue Dragon (East), White Tiger (West), Red Phoenix (South) and Black Snake-Turtle (North) in Chinese cosmology. Tickets: Adults: $20; $15 for students and seniors. Contact Kumble Theater box office at (718) 488-1624 or visit www.kumbletheater.org.

Sunday, September 26, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

WILLiFEST in association with Kumble Theater present: BIG BAD Industry Panel
Join us for a lively interactive discussion with representatives from the film, television and music industries. BIG BAD Industry Panel is co-sponsored by WILLiFest, an annual festival created to provide a platform for emerging artists and to celebrate the vibrant cultural scene in Williamsburg section and the North Brooklyn neighborhood. Tickets: Free admission. Contact Kumble Theater box office at (718) 488-1624 or visit www.kumbletheater.org.

Wednesday, September 29, 6:00 p.m.

Melba Tolliver and Maitefa Angaza in collaboration with Kumble Theater present:
Second Annual Heads Up! A Soulful Celebration of Our HAIRitage – Fearlessly Natural:
Getting to the Roots of the Matter

Former New York City TV news anchorwoman Melba Tolliver and Maitefa Angaza, editor of African Voices along with guest panelist and performers present a provocative panel discussion, along with dance, music and multi-media presentations on the history and the multi-layered cultural, social and political dialogue concerning Black people and hair. All hairstyles and viewpoints are welcomed. Tickets: Free admission. RSVP required: email info@kumbletheater.org. Contact Kumble Theater box office at (718) 488-1624 or visit www.kumbletheater.org.

Thursday, September 30, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Center for Communications, Kumble Theater and the Journalism Department of Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus present: Media Coverage of the War in Afghanistan

When the fog of war finally lifts, for most, a different landscape will be revealed. Wikileaks gave us a glimpse by printing war logs by soldiers in the heat of battle, exposing a brutally messy, confused snapshot. For Media Coverage of the War in Afghanistan a panel of journalists will explore the current state of affairs. Panelists expected to attend include: Mark Mazzetti, correspondent, The New York Times; Noah Shachtman, contributing editor, Wired; Eric Bates, Executive Editor, Rolling Stone; Sebastian Junger, author, War; A Perfect Storm and co-director, RESTREPO; and George Packer, staff writer, The New Yorker. Moderated by Deborah Amos, Middle East correspondent, National Public Radio. A screening of the film RESTREPO will precede the panel discussion. Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for a Documentary, RESTREPO chronicles the deployment of a U.S. platoon of courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, considered to be one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. Tickets: Free Admission. Contact Kumble Theater box office at (718) 488-1624 or visit www.kumbletheater.org.

The Brooklyn Campus is distinguished by...
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 08/13/2010

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