Kohlenberg Lyceum Season Begins Sept. 14 with Step Afrika!

The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series kicks off its season with Step Afrika! at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in Baldwin Auditorium.

Step Afrika! is a professional stepping company that combines footsteps, claps and spoken words to produce complex rhythms. The performances are much more than shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. Step Afrika! has performed at the White House, Lincoln Center in New York City and many other prestigious stages.

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Step Afrika!

Tickets will be available free of charge for students, faculty and staff starting Sept. 6. Students may pick up their tickets at the Student Activities Board Office in the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff may get their tickets at the information desk in the Student Union Building. General admission tickets for each performance are $7 per person and can be purchased approximately one week before the presentation at Edna Campbells or the Truman State University cashier window in McClain Hall.

The Lyceum continues Thursday, Nov. 7 with the Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute Band. Liverpool Legends is a decorated cover band that has been headlining in Branson since 2006. The band has traveled and performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall and The Cavern Club in Liverpool, among many others. Liverpool Legends perform songs spanning the entire career of the Beatles and use vintage instruments and outfit changes for an authentic feel.

Liverpool Legends Tribute Band

The Kansas City Chorale will perform their holiday concert Saturday, Dec. 7. The group will provide the audience with a historical variety of both new and traditional holiday music. The choir has won multiple Grammy awards for its refined sound and flawless intonation; most recently in 2012 for their recording, “Life and Breath: Choral Works of Rene Clausen” and for Best Choral Performance.

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Kansas City Chorale

American Shakespeare Center will perform “Othello” Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. “Othello” is a classic Shakespeare performance of love and rage. The always-popular American Shakespeare Center returns to act out the pairing of Shakespeare’s most trusting man and his most ruthless villain, and the complexity of emotions throughout the performance.


The final performance of the Lyceum series will be another Shakespeare work. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be told through dance and mime by The Minnesota Ballet on Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Minnesota Ballet began as a dream for advance students to stage their own productions, but has evolved into an international touring company and its own school.

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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" by The Minnesota Ballet

For more information, visit lyceum.truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.