Lied Center hosts 16 free shows for students

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Lied Center hosts 16 free shows for students

The Lied Center for Performing Arts will host 16 free shows for University of Nebraska students during the new academic year. The events include an Oct. 23 concert by country music singer Clint Black.

The Arts for All Campaign put on by the Lied Center, allows University of Nebraska students to see select shows with no cost to them. There will be seven shows in the fall and nine shows in the spring that are free to students.

Tickets are first come first served and they go live on Aug. 22 for the fall shows and Jan. 9 for the spring shows. To reserve tickets, click here.

The fall shows are:

“Sounds of China” (World Music, Chinese) Sept. 28: Featuring an eight-member group of outstanding Chinese contemporary folk musicians, this performance melds traditional Chinese music with western compositions. Led by Composer/Artistic Director Jiuyue Ma (Beijing Olympics Gala, Xinjiang International Dance Festival), “Sounds of China” comes to Lincoln fresh off engagements in Vancouver, Denver and with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

“Once” (Broadway Musical) Oct. 7 and 8: Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Once” tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician and a beautiful young woman who takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage.

Clint Black (Country Music Singer) Oct. 23: The country star has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and racked up 57 charted singles, 31 top 10 hits and 22 number one smashes including “A Better Man,” “Killin’ Time,” “Like the Rain,” “When I Said I Do” and “Nothin’ But the Taillights.”

Twyla Tharp (Dance) Oct. 25: Vibrant, radiant and genius barely begin to describe a Tharp dance experience. A legendary dance artist, Tharp is one of the most influential dancer/choreographers of our time. Celebrate five decades of groundbreaking dance-making with Tharp’s long praised masterpieces alongside critically acclaimed new works.

Sara Watkins (Singer, Instrumentalist) Nov. 30: First praised for her work as a founding member of Grammy Award-winning Nickel Creek, multi-instrumentalist Sara Watkins has since established an extraordinary solo career including highly-acclaimed studio albums, regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and collaborations with artists such as John Mayer and The Decemberists.

Brian Regan (Comedian) Dec. 9: In 2015 Brian Regan made history with the first-ever live Comedy Central broadcast for his special Brian Regan: Live from Radio City Music Hall. Acclaimed by Vanity Fair as “The funniest standup alive,” Regan brings his laugh out loud comedy to the Lied.

“Rhapsody in Black” (Theatre) Dec. 15: This spellbinding production follows writer/actor LeLand Gantt’s personal journey to understand and eventually transcend racism in America. From an underprivileged childhood in the ghettos of Pennsylvania, to his career as an actor, Gantt’s performance is sure to spark conversations and leave a lasting impression.

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