Friday, February 28, 2014

Big Time

Posted By on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Speaking of classics, the Van Duzer Theatre has a pair of big-time, high-cred shows this week.

Did you spend the '90s curled up with your journal in a coffee shop, sweater sleeves well past your fingertips? Wait, are you doing that right now? Good news! Indie elder stateswoman Ani DiFranco brings her guitar-slapping, personal and political, raw and funny, alt-folk-punk-funk self to town on Sunday, March 2 at 8 p.m. ($45, $22 HSU students). Put on some headphones for "Untouchable Face" and the ticket price won't seem so steep.

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Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? How about New York? Because Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra take over the stage on Thursday, March 6 at 8 p.m. ($65, $25 HSU students). That's 17 world-renowned soloists under the guiding coolness of Marsalis — if jazz had a situation room, they would be in it. The night promises to be an education, starting from Ellington all the way up to original compositions by Marsalis and the band.

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