“ETHEL – Music of the Sun,” with Guest Artist Robert Mirabal 8 p.m., Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts: Acclaimed as America’s premier postclassical string quartet, ETHEL invigorates the contemporary concert repertoire with fierce intensity and exceptional artistry; New York’s ETHEL comprises Juilliard–trained performers Cornelius Dufallo (violin), Ralph Farris (viola), Dorothy Lawson (cello) and Jennifer Choi (violin); the four join forces with Grammy Award-winning Native American flutist Robert Mirabal to present a program inspired by the sun mythology of Native America; the concert also features spirited vocals from JMU’s Madison Singers and ETHEL playing original repertoire and the works of composers such as Don Byron, John Luther Adams and others; part of the JMU Masterpiece Season; for tickets, visit http://www.jmu.edu/JMUarts or call (540) 568-7000.
John C. Wells Planetarium Shows,
2:30 p.m. “Legends of the Night Sky: Orion” and 3:30 p.m. “Stars of the Pharaohs" Saturdays, Miller Hall: The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first come, first seated basis; each show is followed by a 25-minute “star talk” that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible; for more information, including program descriptions, checkhttp://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml; free.
Coalescence is a hip hop dance showcase that is open to all teams of all ages from DC, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and surrounding areas. The purpose of Coalescence is to unite dancers and their crews, allowing all of us to share our talents and celebrate our love for dance and music. We want to show the diversity within our community, as well as strengthen, expose, and unify it.
Activities/Interests: I'm a brother of the professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, and I am an intern at the Office of Public Affairs. My one and only interest is people. I love people. Without them, I have would nothing else to do with my life and no one to do it with.
Why did you choose JMU? I never visited JMU while I was in high school, but everyone told me how amazing it was. Not a single person gave me a negative review about the school and so I assumed that if everyone else liked it, I was for sure going to love it. Oh, and JMU was one of the few schools that had a good program for my major. I guess that had a factor.
Name: Bill Shuey
Hometown: Northern Virginia
Major: Business Management
Relationship Status: In a relationship and in love
What I do around campus: Showker, Running, Showker
What's your ideal date? Something fun; I like being adventurous.
Celebrity Crush: Scarlett Johansen (ALSO in love with her)
Where do you see yourelf in 10 years? Well on my way to success!
3 words that best describe Bill: Ambitious, hard working, visionary.