Center Stage presentation by Magdalen Hsu-Li set for Nov. 30

A presentation by Magdalen Hsu-Li is set for Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Backdoor Playhouse. A Center Stage event, the presentation is free and open to the public. The first hour will feature a high-energy performance entitled “Smashing the Ceiling,” featuring Hsu-Li and her drummer on vocals, guitar, piano, drums and percussion. The second hour will be an interactive “human interest” lecture entitled, “Redefinition of Identity” that will explore the search for "cultural identity" through the personal story of the presenter as a lesbian, Asian American woman growing up in the rural south, overcoming obstacles such as racism, prejudice, stereotyping, homophobia, filial piety, and a severe disability (Tourette's syndrome).

TTU Music
The University Orchestra will be in concert on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m.

Trombones at Tech will present a jazz concert on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

A TTU Jazz Ensemble concert is set for Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

A Chamber Music Night is set for Thursday, Nov. 29, at 8:45 p.m.

There will be a choral concert on Friday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m.

Fred Nelson and Alex Sears will present a student recital on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m.

A TTU Horn Choir concert is set for Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m.

Kathrine English will present a senior recital on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 3:30 p.m.

A choral concert will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m.

Appalachian Center for Craft
The 2007 Annual Holiday Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23, 24 and 25. Admission to the event is free, and visitors will be able to enjoy numerous craft demonstrations, showcase exhibitions, live music by acoustic guitarist Rob Ring and, of course, shopping among a wide range of contemporary and traditional craft, including blown glass, jewelry, pottery, wall hangings, scarves, wraps and more available in The Gallery.

Joan Derryberry Gallery
An exhibit by TTU alumnus Skip Rohde will be on display through Nov. 27. A 1977 mechanical engineering graduate, Rohde had a 22-year career as a naval officer before earning a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Using mostly oil on canvas, Rohde presents narrative painting within the realistic traditions and “examines controversial aspects of contemporary life.” He is currently examining the impacts of war.

The Appalachian Center for Craft is located six miles off Hwy. 56 (Interstate 40, Exit 273) near Smithville. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Joan Derryberry Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the University Center and is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Backdoor Playhouse is located in Jere Whitson Memorial Building. For more information, call 372-6595. Unless noted otherwise, all concerts are free and take place in the Bryan Fine Arts Building. The concert schedule is subject to change. For more information, call 372-3161.