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Originally from Muscatine, Iowa, Elainee is a junior pursuing a double major in fine and performing arts with an emphasis in theatre and business. She plans to graduate in May 2020. Elainee has worked for Heritage Center for two years as an office assistant helping with marketing and student engagement. Working at Heritage Center provides her “the opportunity to network within the arts and inside access and background knowledge of all the performances held here.” Elainee is a member of drama club, Spartaneoous Improv, and Heritage Performing Arts Advisory Committee (secretary) and is involved in the Fine and Performing Arts Department’s theatre productions.  She also works as a waitress at Barrel House. Her plan after college is to road trip to New York and dive into the auditioning process, while working at an arts venue.

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Upcoming Performing Arts Series Events


Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 8:00 p.m.

Master illusionist Vitaly Beckman has mystified fans from all over the world, including Las Vegas superstars Penn & Teller, whom he successfully fooled in their hit TV show, Fool Us. From bringing pictures to life to erasing people from their own driver’s licenses, Vitaly’s signature illusions leave even the most jaded audience awestruck. Reputed as “one of the most captivating and enjoyable illusionists performing in the world today” (Chilliwack Progress), Vitaly breathes innovation and artistry into the field of magic. He invented and designed every single illusion in his stage show, treating spectators to theatrical entertainment not seen anywhere else in the world. Free UD student admission for Vitaly Beckman made possible by support from UD Student Activities Board.

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Blues Bros 2

Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

This live concert show combines comedy and hits from the original movie and pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel, and soul music. The Official Blues Brothers Revue duo don the official hat and sunglasses and walk in the legendary footsteps of Jake and Elwood Blues. Discovered in Las Vegas, performers Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty capture the infectious humor and unbridled spirit of the Blues Brothers like no one since John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd walked the stage. Backed by a powerhouse band, they’ll give you a show to remember that is packed with classic hits from the Blues Brothers catalog, including Soul Man, Rubber Biscuit, Sweet Home Chicago, and more. You’ll enjoy a night of laughter, dancing, and foot-stompin’ fun.

A free CyberCafé Knapp Stage pre-show concert featuring Tony Walker precedes the performance from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.. Tony Walker is an acoustic entertainer from Dubuque who performs as a “One Man Band.” He puts his special twist on many covers from the 1970’s to the present. His music crosses several musical genres and styles for a wide variety of music for all tastes.

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Black Violin

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

Black Violin blends hip-hop, rock, R&B, and classical music. Accompanied by a drummer and DJ SPS, Will Baptiste (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin) are a duo who launched Black Violin a decade ago. They have performed an average of 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries as far away as Dubai, Prague, and South Africa. They also appeared at three official NFL Super Bowl celebrations and the U.S. Open with Jordin Sparks. Black Violin has collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, and The Eagles.

A free CyberCafé Knapp Stage pre-show concert featuring local trio, Stolen Grace, precedes the performance from 6:00–7:00 p.m. Led by University of Dubuque alum, Tiffiney Kavars (C’14/MBA’16, WJOD and Country on the River’s 2015 Next Big Star), the cover band performs the latest pop, rock, and alternative hits. The acoustic vocals are joined by Zach Johnson on guitar and Jake Ramos, of Autumn Reverie, on the Cajon. Collectively the members of the group have performed all across the Midwest and opened for artists such as Third Eye Blind, Eli Young Band, John Anderson, Shinedown, Seether, and Papa Roach.

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Other September Events

Open MicWednesday, September 13, 2017 | 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Jam

Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more. Wednesday Night Jam is sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.
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choraleSaturday, September 30, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Dubuque Chorale Songfest IV

The Dubuque Chorale and Cadenza welcomes the Julien Chamber Choir, the Music Men Barbershop Chorus, and collegiate choirs from Clarke University, Emmaus Bible College, Loras College, University of Dubuque, and University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Each choir will perform several selections. The evening concludes with the choirs joining to perform Sir Arthur Sullivan’s “The Long Day Closes.”

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divider2.gifCharles and Elizabeth Bisignano Art Gallery Events

galleryAugust 21 - September 29, 2017
The Mirrored Image: Photography by Ahmed Alsuwayq, Noah Bullock, and Patryk Openchowski

Photography depicts things that are real, right? You can trust photos. Or, maybe not. What about mirror images? After all, the reflection is just a measured image in reverse of the main image. Or, maybe not. These three UD students have a love for photography and a talent for engaging viewers into the narratives of their often private imagery. This exhibit is part of Worldview 1 (UD’s First Year Experience) and the Wendt Scholars’ theme of “justice”. This exhibit is supported, in part, by a grant from the Wendt Center. 

Reception: September 16, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., prior to The Official Blues Brothers Revue

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