Texas A&M University-Kingsville

A&M-Kingsville Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series Announced for Fall 2011

KINGSVILLE - October 24, 2011

Contact: Justin Muñoz
justin.muñoz@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2146

The  Texas A&M University-Kingsville Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series selections for the fall 2011 semester have been announced. The series is a year-long program of art, music and theatre performances that bring culture and variety to Kingsville for faculty, staff, students and community audiences. The series aims to provide opportunities that bring a new dimension of learning outside the classroom to students and the South Texas community.   

The series kicks off October 27 with folk musician, Dr. Jesus “Chuy” Negrete. With guitar and harmonics, Negrete recounts the Mexican and Mexican-American experience through storytelling, poetic song and corridos (running verse ballads) as a he traces the history of the Mexican-Latino experience from pre-Columbian times to the present. Dr. Negrete has been called “the Chicano Woody Guthrie” for his work as an engaging teller of tales and master narrator of the Mexican experience. As the founder and director of the Mexican Cultural Institute in Chicago, Dr. Negrete has lectured, performed and taught at numerous universities across the nation. Negrete will perform at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 27 in the Little Theatre located in the Speech Building on the campus of Texas A&M-Kingsville.

The Performing and Visual Arts Series continues with a French Concert featuring Christinae Albert. Albert has released four independent albums and her 1995 hit, “Undernewath The Lone Star Sky,” climbed to Top 20 on the national Americana radio chart. She has appeared on Austin City Limits and The Texas Connection, written and performed her own, “Don’t Mess with Texas” ad and was featured in a popular Bluebell Ice Cream television commercial. Albert will perform at 7 p.m.  Friday, November 4 in the Frank C. Smith Recital Hall located in the Bellamah Music Building on the Texas A&M-Kingsville campus.

Both events are free and open to the community.

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 361-593-2760.

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