Ashland University Sets Spectrum Arts and Lecture Series for Fall Season

7/21/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The Spectrum Arts and Lecture Series at Ashland University will hold a series of events for the 2010 fall season that will include performances by the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, comedians Randy and Jason Sklar, and the Golden Dragon Acrobats.

Spectrum will open the semester with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra on Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre inside the Center for the Arts.

Celebrating more than 25 years and now under the direction of Sean Jones, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra will bring its rich history of classic and contemporary big band jazz to Ashland University. The ensemble is recognized locally, nationally and internationally through touring, recordings and collaboration with many jazz greats.

Tickets for the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra are $15 for general admission, $10 for Ashland University faculty and staff, and free for Ashland University students with ID (in advance only by Sept. 13 from the Student Life Office).

The next Spectrum event will be held Oct. 1 when comedians Randy and Jason Sklar will perform at 8 p.m. in Redwood Hall. The Sklar Brothers currently reside in Los Angeles and perform stand-up comedy all over the country. They have made notable appearances on Grey's Anatomy, Cheap Seats, Law and Order, Comedy Central Presents, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and many more.

Growing up outside of St. Louis, Randy and Jason Sklar had a typical suburban upbringing - playing soccer and baseball after school, hanging out with friends. Then they found comedy. Moving to New York in 1994, the brothers worked their way through the comedy scene, quickly attracting the attention of MTV's talent executives looking to develop a different kind of comedy show. What they came up with was "Apartment 2F" - a sitcom format based around Randy and Jason's characters living in New York City. This was just the start of their comedy careers.

Tickets for the comedy event are $15 for general admission, $10 for Ashland University faculty and staff, and free for Ashland University students with ID (in advance only by Sept. 30 from the Student Life Office).

The final Spectrum event of the semester will be held Nov. 16 when the Golden Dragon Acrobats will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre inside the Center for the Arts.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. The reputation of the company is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

Tickets for the Golden Dragon Acrobats are $15 for general admission, $10 for Ashland University faculty and staff, and free for Ashland University students with ID (in advance only by Nov. 15 from the Student Life Office.)

To purchase general admission and Ashland University faculty and staff tickets for the Spectrum Arts and Lecture Series, please visit www.tix.com<http://www.tix.com>. All tickets (general admission, Ashland University faculty and staff, and Ashland University student) will be $25 day of show and may be purchased at the venue door beginning one hour prior to performance time. For more information, please call 419.289.5309 or visit www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>.

Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.
 

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