Texas Tech Launches 16th Presidential Lecture and Performance Series Next Week

Every presentation will take place at the Allen Theater on the Texas Tech campus, except for one — the last on April 15, 2023. Most of these shows are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Here are the descriptions provided in a Texas Tech press release:

An Evening with Fran Lebowitz on October 14:

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of the nation’s most insightful social commentators. The recently Emmy-nominated author, journalist, and social watcher offers her scathing views on news and media as well as pet peeves, including tourists, baggage claim areas, aftershave , adults who roller skate, children who speak French or whoever. who is excessively tanned. The New York Times Book Review calls Lebowitz an “important humorist in the classical tradition”.

Davina & The Vagabonds on November 10:

A new twist on an old sound, Davina & The Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows and commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the group is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band on February 1 (no time specified):

Formed in 1977, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band pioneered the modern New Orleans brass band movement and are considered the equivalent of Duke Ellington’s brass bands. Celebrating over 40 years, Dirty Dozen Brass Band have taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a mix of genres including Bebop Jazz, Funk and R&B/Soul. This unique sound, described by the band as “musical gumbo”, has allowed The Dirty Dozen to tour 5 continents and over 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists ranging from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah. Jones.

Pilobolus on March 1:

Pilobolus is a rebellious dance company. Since 1971, Pilobolus has been testing the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and power of connected bodies. They continue to bring this tradition to a global audience through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the world’s greatest influencers, thinkers and creators. Over the past 50 years, Pilobolus has performed around the world at events ranging from the Oscars to the Olympics.

Lubbock Lights Maines Brothers Band – Bloodlines:

7 p.m. April 15 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater

In recognition of the centennial of Texas Tech University and the 45th anniversary of the Lubbock Arts Festival, a musical celebration like no other begins in 2023. With the theme “The Beat Goes On,” the Lubbock Arts Festival, April 14-16, 2023, is dedicated to musicians and the music they create. The Presidential Lecture & Performance Series is proud to present Lubbock Lights: The Maines Brothers Band – Bloodline in conjunction with the Lubbock Arts Alliance.

Angela C. Hale