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Tap dancing star Savion Glover to take Mercyhurst stage Feb. 8 | January 29, 2013

The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture and the Erie Reader welcome the illustrious and entertaining tap dancer, actor and choreographer Savion Glover to the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center stage on Friday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.

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Savion Glover

Juried student show opens Jan. 28 at Mercyhurst’s Cummings Gallery | January 21, 2013

Students from Mercyhurst University will showcase their best work at the university’s annual Juried Student Art Show, opening Jan. 28 in the Cummings Art Gallery. The show kicks off with a gallery opening celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 31, and the exhibit concludes on March 17.

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Raw Edges brings usual innovation, adds focus on domestic violence | January 18, 2013

Months of creative exploration and discovery will culminate in the 15th edition of the Mercyhurst University Dance Department’s concert “Raw Edges” Feb. 1-3 at the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.

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MU Raw Edges Dance Department

Dance alumna raves about 'Hurst, returns to PAC stage for 'Raw Edges' | January 18, 2013

Mercyhurst Dance Department alumna Meredith Lyons has seen a lot since her graduation in 2003, from earning her MFA at Smith College in Northampton, Mass., to her current work performing with modern dance companies in Philadelphia. But to Lyons, nothing compares to the ‘Hurst.

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MU Raw Edges

Intelligence professionals to weigh in on 'Argo' at Mercyhurst screening | January 11, 2013

The academy has spoken, and the Iranian hostage drama “Argo” nabbed seven Oscar nominations, including best picture. See what the buzz is about when Mercyhurst University screens “Argo” at 2:15 and 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Taylor Little Theater. A panel of local intelligence professionals will discuss the film after the 7:15 showing.

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Harmonicist Maret brings distinct jazz sound to Mercyhurst stage | January 09, 2013

Award-winning harmonicist Grégoire Maret will bring his distinct style of jazz to Mercyhurst University on Friday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.

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Harmonicist Gregoire Maret

MIAC, Fashion Merchandising invite shutterbugs to 'Be Bill Cunningham' | January 04, 2013

One of today’s most acclaimed fashion photojournalists doesn’t focus only on runway models, celebrities or red carpets. Instead, 83-year-old Bill Cunningham roams the streets of Manhattan on a Schwinn bicycle, chronicling fashion trends for The New York Times.

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Be Bill Cunningham

MIAC announces spring installment of Maria J. Langer Film Series | January 02, 2013

The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture is pleased to announce the Spring 2013 installment of the Maria J. Langer Film Series, featuring an array of critically acclaimed independent world movies and documentaries. All selections will be screened in the university’s newly renovated Taylor Little Theater.

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Maria J Langer Film Series

New Mercyhurst photography exhibit casts spotlight on Erie architecture | December 07, 2012

From the elegant Watson-Curtze Mansion to the crumbling remnants of Erie’s industrial past, the newest exhibit at Mercyhurst University’s Cummings Gallery aims to showcase the city’s beauty and examine points of its deterioration. The exhibit, titled “A Second Look – Architecture of Erie,” opens Monday, Dec. 10, and will run through Jan. 20. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m.

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MU Photography Exhibit Erie Architecture

Make laughter – not war is focus of film premiere at Mercyhurst | November 19, 2012

Set in a remote village where the church and the mosque stand side by side, the film “Where Do We Go Now?” follows the antics of the town's women to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war. This Maria J. Langer Film Series offering is slated for two screenings on Dec. 7 at 2:15 and 7:15 p.m. in Taylor Little Theater.

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Make Laughter Not War