CSU Happenings Jan. 19-27

JAN. 19-22 CSU THEATRE STAGES RIKKI TIKKI TAVI
The Columbus State University Department of Theatre is staging Rikki Tikki Tavi Thursday through Sunday in the Davidson Center Auditorium. Show times will be 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Directed by professor Brenda May Ito and based on Rudyard Kiplings story, the production is for audiences of all ages. CSU will stage the production at local schools following the CSU performances.

Admission prices are $10 for adults (age 18 and over) and $5 for children, senior citizens, active duty military and CSU alumni. CSU faculty, staff and students receive one complimentary ticket. Tickets can be purchased from the Fine Arts Hall Box Office or charged by telephone at (706) 569-3179. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and one hour prior to each performance. For more information, call (706) 568-2048 or visit http://theatre.colstate.edu.

JAN. 20 CSU JAZZ BAND
Columbus State Universitys Schwob School of Music will present a concert by the CSU Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the RiverCenters Studio Theatre. General admission is $5 and free for CSU faculty, staff and students. For more information, call the RiverCenter Box Office at (706) 256-3600 or visit http://music.colstate.edu .

JAN. 21 GUEST JAZZ ARTISTS: ANDY DAVID QUARTET
Columbus State University graduates brothers Andy (93) and John (96) David are returning as part of the Andy David Quartet for a jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the RiverCenters Legacy Hall.

Andy David (trumpet and piano) is a North Georgia College and State University faculty member and he previously served six years with the U.S. Army Band, playing jazz piano and solo trumpet with the U.S. Army Jazz Guardians and the U.S. Army Europe Soldiers of Swing. He also has performed with the The Moody Blues, The Temptations and The Four Tops, and he is lead trumpeter and organist with Kidd Blue, one of Alabamas top R&B acts. John David, a drummer, is a jazz studies doctoral candidate at the University of Miami. While completing his studies, he has collaborated with the likes of Arturo Sandoval and the Jaco Pastorius Big Band, and he is the drummer of the internationally renowned University of Miami Concert Jazz Band. The David brothers father, Joe David, is a member of the Schwob School of Music music education faculty with a distinguished, 30-year career as a jazz drummer, high school band director and trombonist with the Savannah Symphony.

General admission is $10 and free for CSU faculty, staff and students. For more information, call the RiverCenter Box Office at (706) 256-3600 or visit http://music.colstate.edu.

JAN. 22 TROMBONE STUDIO RECITAL
Columbus State Universitys Schwob School of Music will present a trombone studio recital at 4 p.m. Sunday in the RiverCenters Studio Theatre. General admission is $5 and free for CSU faculty, staff and students. For more information, call the RiverCenter Box Office at (706) 256-3600 or visit http://music.colstate.edu.

JAN. 23 WIND SYMPHONY WITH JENS LINDEMANN
Columbus State Universitys Schwob School of Music will present a concert by the CSU Wind Symphony with guest artist Jens Lindemann at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the RiverCenters Legacy Hall.

Lindemann has performed in major venues worldwide including Tokyos Suntory Hall and the Great Wall of China; and with the philharmonics of New York, Los Angeles, London, Manchester, Munich and Berlin. CSU professor and Wind Symphony conductor Robert Rumbelow describes Lindemann as among the worlds most celebrated trumpet soloists. He is more than just a world-famous trumpet player, he is a true entertainer. In the same sort of way that Doc Severnsen could take an audience, play classical, and play jazz/pop, so can Lindemann.

General admission is $5 and free for CSU faculty, staff and students. For more information, call the RiverCenter Box Office at (706) 256-3600 or visit http://music.colstate.edu.

JAN. 25 NCAA BASKETBALL: GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE
The Columbus State University mens and womens basketball squads will host Georgia College and State University for a doubleheader Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Lumpkin Center. Tip off times are 5:30 p.m. (women) and 7:30 p.m. (men). General admission is $5, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free for military personnel and CSU students, faculty and staff, with appropriate ID. For more information, call (706) 568-2204 or visit http://athletics.colstate.edu.

JAN. 26 PREMIER SERIES CONCERT: JON KIMURA PARKER AND FRIENDS
Columbus State Universitys Schwob School of Music will present a concert titled Jon Kimura Parker and Friends at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 in the RiverCenters Legacy Hall. The event will feature Parker, a nationally distinguished pianist and CSUs Dr. E. Stephen Purdom Distinguished Visiting Artist, who will perform an evening of chamber music with CSU faculty artists Patricio Cobos, Manuel Daz and Andre Gaskins. Tickets are $30. For more information, call the RiverCenter Box Office at (706) 256-3600 or visit http://music.colstate.edu.

JAN. 27 ALUMNI AFFAIRS: GALA ART EXHIBIT AND AUCTION
The Columbus State University Alumni Association will hold its annual Gala Art Exhibit and Auction on Friday, Jan. 27 in the Cunningham Center. The event will begin with a preview of the art at 7 p.m., followed by the auction at 8 p.m. The show will include art in all media and price ranges provided by Marlin Art, Inc. of Deer Park, N.Y. Admission is $5 and includes a door prize drawing, wine and cheese, and hors doeurves. Proceeds benefit the Alumni Associations scholarship fund. For more information or tickets, call (706) 568-2280.

JAN. 27 McCULLERS CENTER POETRY READING
Nationally acclaimed poet Albert Goldbarth will present a reading of his works at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in the Events Hall of CSUs International House.

An author of 20 books of poetry, Goldbarth is known for his often wildly comic, often acerbic pyrotechnical creations. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship and two Voertman Poetry Awards from the Texas Institute of Letters. His 1975 collection, Jan.31 was nominated for the National Book Award.

This reading, part of the Georgia Poetry Circuit series sponsored by the Carson McCullers Center, is free and open to the public.