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Cultural Night

Cultural Night

7 p.m. in front of the Court House. Part of Clarion's Autumn Leaf Festival.

CU student performances (M-W) and Pep Rally (Thurs.)         
kick off the shows.

Sponsored in part by Farmers National Bank, The University Activities Board
and Clarion International Association.

9/30  AnamCara


AnamCara is made up of five women from the Clarion Area who enjoy playing Celtic, folk and old-time music. The group blends vocal harmonies with an unusual assortment of instruments including harp, banjo, hammered dulcimer, bodhran, recorder, melodica, harmonium and more. AnamCara is the old Gaelic term for "soul friend," Anam meaning soul and "Cara" meaning friend. The five members of AnamCara are Phyllis Howard, Billie Schwab, Pam Cyphert, Catherine Petrissans and Carolyn Schiffouer.

10/1  Barynya: Russian Dancers

Russian dancers

The Russian music, dance and song ensemble Barynya (Russian: Барыня), established in 1991 in New York City, is a world renowned group that enjoys  stature as the premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia. Barynya presents Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma traditional dancing, music, songs and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion) and balalaika contrabass. Barynya has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious cultural venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the Smithsonian Institute of America in Washington, the United Nations in New York, and the Russian Embassy in Washington.

10/2  Larry Yazzie, Native Pride


Larry is an actor, two-time World Champion Fancy Dancer and an Eagle Dancer from the Meskwaki Nation in Tama, Iowa. He is the founder and artistic director for Native Pride Productions, Inc., based in St. Paul, MN. His repertoire includes performances at the Olympics, The Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Institute. Larry has performed all over the world and has won many awards for his dancing. As an international lecturer, dancer and educator, Larry has earned the reputation for being one of the nation's leading experts on Native American dance. In May 2010, he and his son, Jessup, were the sole U.S. performers invited for performances and workshops throughout northern France.


10/3  the Shades of Blue

the shades of blue

In the Spring of 1966, a suburban Detroit vocal quartet called The Shades Of Blue, skyrocketed to the top of charts with their "Blue-Eyed Soul" smash, "Oh How Happy." Originating from Livonia, Mich., the group's Nick Marinelli (lead vocals), Ernie Dernai (first tenor), Linda Allen (second tenor) and Bob Kerr (baritone) got started in the ninth grade singing Doo-Wop  on street corners. In October 2003, The "New" Shades of Blue formed their partnership around Andy Alonzo, Stuart Avig, Donald Revels and Nick Marinelli. They have performed for numerous sold out audiences all over the world ever since.

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Last Updated 6/14/21