1968, Resistance + Reaching Higher Ground

1968, Resistance + Reaching Higher Ground

“Do they know about Martin Luther King?” This soft aside, caught by microphone above the din of a roiling crowd in Indianapolis, is the beginning of Senator Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy’s recorded address to the city’s African-American community on April 4, 1968. Then Kennedy clearly turns to face that microphone and asks, “Could you lower those signs, please? I have some very sad news for all of you and that is Martin Luther King was shot and killed tonight in Memphis, Tennessee.” read more

New and Fresh at the Browning Cinema

New and Fresh at the Browning Cinema

Ted and Ricky ring in the new year and the new semester with the Browning Cinema’s exciting offerings starting in January. Those include a new film education opportunity available to the public via the new Learning Beyond the Classics Series, which expands a film series with academic articles, pre-recorded introductions, and post-film discussions. After briefly discussing what's happening at the Browning Cinema, Ted and Ricky close the books on 2017 with two separate Top 3 Lists read more

Browning Cinema Launches Film Studies for Community

Browning Cinema Launches Film Studies for Community

In partnership with the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT), the Browning Cinema is hosting a new general education course, “1968: When the World Changed Movies and Movies Changed the World,” to help community participants integrate the film studies classroom experience into their current education or life-long learning goals.

50th anniversary of MLK assassination recognized with presentation of "The Mountaintop"

50th anniversary of MLK assassination recognized with presentation of "The Mountaintop"

America and the world mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., even as the struggle to resolve racial tension remains a challenge for communities everywhere. L.A. Theatre Works commemorates the anniversary with a touring production of the internationally acclaimed play, The Mountaintop, written by Katori Hall, directed by multiple award-winner Shirley Jo Finney and starring Gilbert Glenn Brown and Karen Malina White. read more

Dreams of Spring. Delivered.

Dreams of Spring. Delivered.

Come and See What’s Next on the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series January through April. The season features a new interpretation of Romeo & Juliet from Grand Rapids Ballet, Broadway legend Patti LuPone, and the return of violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Here at the center, we believe that the arts are part of everyday life. Whether for fun, beauty, entertainment or learning, they're needed to transform our lives for the better. After a successful fall season of vocal performance recitals, dance, and bandleaders singing from the depths of their souls, fans dreaming of more should now look to the Presenting Series spring season for even more. read more

Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion concert features world premiere by Ryan Lott

Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion concert features world premiere by Ryan Lott

In their fifth year as partners in education and innovation with the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series, the fall program highlights are works by Glenn Kotche, August Read Thomas, Gavin Bryars, and the world premiere of Quartered by Ryan Lott. Lott is a composer, producer, and founder of the innovative genre-defying trio Son Lux,…