Fleck events planned
UNIVERSITY PARK - Superstar banjo player and 13-time Grammy Award winner Bela Fleck returns to Penn State in "The Africa Project," a concert collaboration with guest musicians from Mali and Tanzania, at 7:30 p.m. March 3 in Eisenhower Auditorium.
The concert features Bassekou Kouyate and his band Ngoni ba, from Mali, and Anania Ngoliga with John Kitime, from Tanzania.
Bela Fleck will bring his latest tour to the Bryce Jordan Center in March.
"Artistic Viewpoints," an informal, moderated discussion featuring Fleck, will be offered in Eisenhower Auditorium one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders.
Seating is available on a first-arrival basis.
Tickets are $42 for adults, $27 for University Park students and $32 for persons age 18 and younger. Tickets are available online at www.cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX or at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown in the Downtown Theatre Center, HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and at the Bryce Jordan Center.
In conjunction with the concert, the Center for the Performing Arts will present a screening of "Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart," a musical documentary about the virtuoso's travels through Africa, at 1 p.m. Feb. 28, in State College's State Theatre.
Tickets for the screening are $5 per person. Save $2 by showing a ticket for the March 3 Fleck concert when purchasing a film ticket at the State Theatre box office.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.thestatetheatre.org, by calling 272-0606 or at the theater box office from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
Buffett returns to area
BURGETTSTOWN - Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 12 at the First Niagara Pavilion - formerly the Post-Gazette Pavilion - as part of Buffett's "Under The Big Top" Tour 2010.
Buffet's latest album, "Buffet Hotel,"was released in December.
Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. today and are availale at Ticketmaster. com or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.
There is a six ticket limit per customer.
Ticket prices were unavailable at press time.
Reverend hits Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH - American "psychobilly"/rockabilly star The Reverend Horton Heat will perform with the alternative rock band Cracker and honkytonk/outlaw country duo Miss Derringer at 8 p.m. June 2 at Altar Bar, 1620 Penn Ave.
The show is for ages 21 and older only.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 at the door and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
One-man show opens Sunday
Penn State Altoona will present "Ecoute: Pieces of Reynaldo Hahn" at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Paul R. and Margery Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
The original one-man show, performed by Penn State voice professor Norman Spivey, focuses on the life and music of French composer Hahn. The performance moves between text, music and poetry.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.normanspivey. com or call 949-5452.