Homecoming

Author Talk, Jeff McMillian, Author of “Billy Eckstine, Evolution of a Singer”
Tuesday, September 25
6:00 PM Reception
6:30 PM Program
Dana Library 4Th Floor
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Legendary jazz musician Billy Eckstine, known for hits such as “Prisoner of Love”, “My Foolish Heart” and “Stormy Monday”, helped shape American popular music both as a bandleader and singer. His big band included jazz luminaries Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Sarah Vaughan, and helped popularize swing and bebop. Join author and jazz historian Jeff McMillan GSN’00 as he shares his research on the fabulous “Mr. B.” and reveals little known facts about this noted musician and performer.

 

Homecoming Comedy Show, Headliner Reggie Watts
Tuesday, September 25
8:00 PM -10:00 PM
Golden Dome Athletic Center

DAY TWO MAIN EVENT: Make sure you pick up your tickets for the Homecoming Comedy show now at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Housing Office, or the Golden Dome.  Reggie Watts is hilarious, brilliant, unpredictable – comedian/musician Reggie Watts is a staple of the international performance scene. Reggie's improvised musical sets are created on-the-spot using only his formidable voice and a looping machine. No two songs are ever the same. An avowed "disinformationist," Reggie loves to disorientate his audiences in the most entertaining way. You may not know what Reggie is going to do, but that's okay – he doesn't either.

 

 

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