Pellissippi State: Seats for Holiday Spectacular limited, so arrive early

Pellissippi State Community College will host its popular Holiday Spectacular in early December. Don't miss it!
Pellissippi State Community College will host its popular Holiday Spectacular in early December at the college’s Hardin Valley Campus. Don’t miss it!

Get into the holiday spirit by attending Pellissippi State Community College’s hugely popular Holiday Spectacular musical concert, offered in two performances, 6 and 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3.

The Holiday Spectacular is free, and the community is encouraged to attend.

Because space is limited, the college is asking that guests arrive 30 minutes before each performance for tickets. Tickets will be issued at the door to the first 495 guests, and having a ticket guarantees a seat.

The Holiday Spectacular, themed “An Appalachian Christmas” this year, takes place in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The concert features the talents of more than 150 Pellissippi State students and faculty in eight different musical and dance ensembles performing classical choral numbers, bluegrass, and jazz.

The Holiday Spectacular is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, which brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures, and the fine arts.

While the performance is free, donations are accepted at the door for the Pellissippi State Foundation on behalf of the Music Scholarship fund.

For additional information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, call (865) 694-6400 or visit www.pstcc.edu/arts. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at (865) 539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

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Pellissippi State Announcements, Oct. 26

Pellissippi State Community College faculty member David Durbak will exhibit his photography in the "Thirty Years of A Salt Life" exhibit Oct. 26-Nov. 13 in the Bagwell Center Gallery.
Pellissippi State Community College faculty member David Durbak will exhibit his photography in the “Thirty Years of A Salt Life” exhibit Oct. 26-Nov. 13 in the Bagwell Center Gallery.

“Thirty Years of A Salt Life,” a photography exhibit by David Durbak, runs Oct. 26-Nov. 13 in Pellissippi State Community College’s Bagwell Center Gallery, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The exhibit, part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, is free and open to the community. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. An artist reception is 3-5 p.m., Nov. 5. Durbak is a Pellissippi State faculty member and Addy award winner. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts.

Fall Instrumental and Bluegrass Concert is Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in Pellissippi State Community College’s Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The concert, part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, is free and open to the community. It will feature performances by the college’s Studio Orchestra; Guitar, Brass, and Percussion ensembles; and Hardin Valley Thunder bluegrass ensemble. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts.

Download this press release: PSCC Announcements Oct 26

First staging of ‘She Kills Monsters’ at Pellissippi State set for Nov. 13

She Kills Monsters Cast
Pellissippi State Community College student Julianna Meyers, center, plays Agnes Evans in “She Kills Monsters,” a dramatic comedy by Qui Nguyen. Evans enters the world of Dungeons and Dragons, fighting fairies and evil ogres. With Meyers are Alexandra Riggs, left, and Caroline Darwin, who portray Lilith, a demon princess, and Tilly, Agnes’s sister, respectively.

Enter into the fantasy realm of role-playing games in “She Kills Monsters,” a dramatic comedy by playwright Qui Nguyen, by attending one of multiple performances offered at Pellissippi State Community College.

The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, with additional showings at the same time Nov. 14, 20, and 21, as well as matinee performances at 2 p.m., Nov. 15 and 22. All presentations are in the Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

The production is for mature audiences.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors or students. Purchase tickets at www.pstcc.edu/tickets.

“She Kills Monsters” tells the story of Agnes Evans, who, following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly, discovers Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook. Agnes stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.

Acclaimed young playwright Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all in this dramatic comedy, which comes complete with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and even some references to ’90s pop culture.

“She Kills Monsters” is one of the events that make up The Arts at Pellissippi State. The series brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures, and the fine arts. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call the Box Office at 865-539-7529.

To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at (865) 539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

 

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Pellissippi State, TnCIS welcome Ireland’s Brock McGuire Band

Brock McGuire Band
The Brock McGuire Band will headline a concert Oct. 7 at Pellissippi State Community College.

 

Named the “Instrumental Band of the Decade” by Irish American News, the Brock McGuire Band headlines a special musical performance at Pellissippi State Community College Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The performance is free and the community is invited. The event is co-presented by The Arts at Pellissippi State and the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies.

The Brock McGuire Band is fronted by Paul Brock and Manus McGuire, joined by Garry O’Meara and Denis Carey. The group’s repertoire includes mostly Irish music, but sprinkles in arrangements of old-time American, bluegrass, French-Canadian and other Celtic musical traditions.

“TnCIS came to know the Brock McGuire Band on location in Dublin during the TnCIS Ireland study abroad program,” said Tracey Bradley, TnCIS executive director. “The students and faculty were so impressed and inspired by the music that we decided to bring the Brock McGuire Band to Pellissippi State so the whole college and community could experience the same taste of Irish culture.”

TnCIS, whose headquarters are at Pellissippi State, is a consortium of schools that organizes study abroad opportunities as part of its mission of boosting international experience and culture in higher education across the state. In the eight years since its founding, TnCIS has supported 2,656 students statewide in pursuing a global education. Pellissippi State worked with TnCIS to send 204 students to study abroad in 2015, setting an institutional record. For more information about TnCIS, visit www.tncis.org or call (865) 539-7280.

The Arts at Pellissippi State brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures, and the fine arts.

For more information about the Arts at Pellissippi State offerings for 2015-2016, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at (865) 539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

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