“What’s Going On” at the Fisher Center

Two Americas: Songs of Protest and Reconciliation
Now with Special Guest Vocalist Vuyo Sotashe!
Saturday, October 8 at 8 pm
Sosnoff Theater
Tickets: $25–50; $5 for students.

From Paul Simon’s Graceland to “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye, savor the music of America’s peace and protest movements in this one-night-only concert by three unstoppable jazz musicians: pianists Jeremy Siskind (“a rising star on the jazz scene,” writes Marian McPartland) and Justin Kauflin (a “monster on the piano,” as described by Clark Terry) with “best young straight-ahead vocalist of her generation,” (WSJ) Brianna Thomas, and sensational rising-star South African vocalist Vuyo Sotashe. Copresented with Catskill Jazz Factory.

Learn about the nuances of jazz vocal performance with Brianna Thomas in this Lincoln Center Jazz Academy video.


An Evening with Beloved Humorist
David Sedaris
Friday, October 7 at 8 pm
Sosnoff Theater
Tickets start at $45.

One of America’s most popular humor writers, David Sedaris is a master of satire, revered for his witty contributions to National Public Radio’s This American Life. For this special live literary event, Sedaris reads from a few favorites. Book signings precede and follow the talk. Copresented with Shawn Nightingale Productions.

“One of the greatest humorists writing today.”
—Chicago Tribune


Beth Gill’s OtherworldlyCatacomb
Thursday, October 13 through Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 pm
LUMA Theater
Tickets: $25; $10 for students with ID.

“These dancers are like electrical currents, and Ms. Gill, with her usual deft sensitivity, tunes us in to their vibrations.”—New York Times

Bessie Award-winning choreographer Beth Gill makes her Fisher Center debut with a LAB-commissioned, intimate performance inspired by the imagination and subconscious.

Learn about Beth Gill’s creative process in this video produced by the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University.

Don’t Miss An Afternoon with Alan Cumming
Sunday, October 16 at 3 pm
Sosnoff Theater
Tickets are $37 and include a copy of You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures.

Eternal master of ceremonies Alan Cumming discusses his new book, a collection of photographs accompanied by autobiographical essays, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures (Rizzoli, New York), with WAMC’s Joe Donahue. Copresented with Oblong Books & Music.

Read about Alan Cumming’s penchant for photography and the most important thing a reader should take away from his new book in Architectural Digest.