Live Music, Broadway, Theatre, and Ideas at Purdue University
November 17, 2023
Dance Theatre of Harlem Celebrates MLK Day at Purdue on January 16
Now in its sixth decade, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts.Purdue University Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging presents Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative event featuring Dance Theatre of Harlem on January 16, 2024. Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, encompassing a...
November 16, 2023
Grammy Nominee Lakecia Benjamin Comes to Purdue on January 19
Blending traditional jazz with elements of hip-hop and soul, Lakecia’s music defies boundaries. Her magnetic stage presence and the fiery embrace of her saxophone have earned her global acclaim, sharing stages with legends like Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, and The Roots.Three-time Grammy nominated charismatic and dynamic saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin comes to Purdue on January 19, 2024! Lakecia's journey with the saxophone began in high school, and her passion for the instrument flourished in the renowned jazz program at New York’s...
November 13, 2023
Convos Alums Shine at the 2024 Grammy Awards
At Purdue Convocations, we take pride in showcasing incredible talent from various artistic fields. This year, we are overjoyed to see more than 40 of our past performers receiving well-deserved nominations for the prestigious Grammy Awards.At Purdue Convocations, we take pride in showcasing incredible talent from various artistic fields. This year, we are overjoyed to see more than 40 of our past performers receiving well-deserved nominations for the prestigious Grammy Awards. These exceptional individuals have...
November 13, 2023
“Call of the Wild” Comes to Purdue on November 19
At the heart of this gripping production is Jack London’s timeless novel, a literary masterpiece that transports audiences to the tumultuous era of the Klondike gold rush—a defining moment in North American history.Experience the riveting and exciting narrative of Call of the Wild at Purdue on November 19, brought to you by Theatre Heroes. Premiering at the renowned Austin Playhouse in the fall of 2015, this multimedia extravaganza promises a unique blend...
November 9, 2023
The Emmet Cohen Trio Returns to Purdue on November 18
Emmet Cohen is one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music and the related arts. Leader of the Emmet Cohen Trio and creator of the Masters Legacy Series, he is an internationally acclaimed jazz artist, a dedicated educator, the winner of the 2019 American Pianists Awards, and a finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition.Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen returns to Purdue University on November 18, accompanied by his trio and friends. Emmet has a long-standing relationship with Convos as he helped us through the COVID-19 pandemic with a streaming concert...
November 6, 2023
Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience Comes to Purdue on November 10
Johnny Cash is one of the most important, influential, and respected artists in the history of recorded music. From the monumental live prison albums to his extraordinary series of commentaries on the American spirit and human condition to a mesmerizing canon of gospel recordings to his remarkable and unprecedented late-life artistic triumphs of will and wisdom, his impact on our culture is profound and continuing.Fans of Johnny Cash can experience his music in a whole new way with Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience (Nov. 10, Loeb Playhouse). This multi-media performance uses state-of-the-art technology as well as a live band and on-screen narration from...