Susan Baca and Nano Stern
March 19 at 3 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall
Afro-Peruvian legend Susana Baca returns to Queens after a six-year absence from New York City stages for an intimate performance at LeFrak Concert Hall. Baca, originally from Chorrillos, Peru, is credited for paying homage to the African presence in the Americas. “Our whole selves are about the mixture of Spanish Indian and African cultures,” said Baca, when her latest album “Afrodiaspora” was released. Baca’s songs are drawn from places where Afro descendants live and they celebrate the way that African presence has influenced Latin American culture. The New York Times called Baca an “ambassador of Afro-Peruvian music to the rest of the world.”
An exciting addition to the March 19th program is the opening act, Chilean singer and songwriter Nano Stern, who will be completing a tour of the east coast. Sterns’ approach as an artist combines richly-crafted song lines laid by his family and his Chilean musical ancestry to create a fresh and relevant sound. He has been described as a powerhouse artist, brilliantly layering indigenous, African, and European elements into a sound all his own.
April 5, 6, and 7, at 7 pm; April 8 at 2 and 8 pm; April 9 at 3 pm
This Tony Award-winning musical places America’s favorite pastime at center stage as “Joe Boyd” is transformed into a home run hero after making a deal with the devil and his sexy associate “Lola.” Boyd must choose between the life he’s left behind or continue in his race for baseball glory and risk losing his soul for eternity. The score features such favorites as “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets” and “(You Gotta Have) Heart.
The Spinners, and Little Anthony & The Imperials
April 8 at 8 pm
Sophisticated up-tempo R&B with precision choreography defines a Spinners show. With over 60 million records sold during their illustrious career, the Spinners have performed for presidents; received six Grammy nominations, and made countless television appearances.
Little Anthony & The Imperials lend their impressive vocal range to timeless favorites, dating back to the 1950s.
Cesar Millan LIVE!
May 6 at 8 pm
Cesar Millan, star of the hit series “Cesar 911” on Nat Geo WILD and original host of the long-running “Dog Whisperer” series will reveal the secrets to developing happier, healthier relationships between humans and their canine companions in his live show that has delighted audiences all over the world. Joined by his famous four-legged friends, Junior and Benson, Millan will share his training approach in an amusing and entertaining way. Audiences will then have to opportunity to see him in action as he demonstrates his training techniques with dogs from local rescue shelters, live on stage!
Building on his years of experience, Millan will demonstrate that the transformation of a dog’s behavior must begin with changing a caregiver’s habits.
The Kupferberg Center for the Arts spring 2016-17 season is sponsored by New York Community Bank.
About Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College
The Kupferberg Presents 2016–2017 Season, sponsored by New York Community Bank, features a vibrant lineup of world-class cultural events, concerts, and family programs at Colden Auditorium, LeFrak Concert Hall, Goldstein Theatre, and select off-campus locations for the 2.2 million residents of New York City’s most diverse borough. Since 1961, Kupferberg Center for the Arts has provided accessible and affordable world-class cultural entertainment to the NYC region. From classical and pop performances, to concerts and in-school residencies, to a wide range of family events, over 350,000 individuals attend events at Kupferberg Center for the Arts each year. For tickets and information, visit www.kupferbergcenter.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.