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Bella Voce Powers Up with A Cappella Music

Bella Voce, Albion College’s all-female a cappella group, presents their fall concert on Tuesday, Nov. 17. There will be two shows, one at 7 p.m. and one at 9 p.m. in the Gerstacker Commons of the Kellogg Center.

The concert features songs by Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, KT Tunstall, and many more. Tickets are $2 in advance and $3 at the door, and Bella Voce t-shirts are on sale for $10. A portion of the concert’s proceeds will go to the SAFE Place Shelter in Battle Creek.

For more information, contact Caitlin Burr at 517/630-2171 or .

Albion College’s Kappa Alpha Theta Supports CASA with delicious treats and Culver’s Custard

Albion College’s Kappa Alpha Theta sorority will sell baked goods and Culver’s Frozen Custard on Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Dow Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will go to Theta’s philanthropy, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

The mission of the CASA Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes. Kappa Alpha Theta has been supporting CASA for 20 years.

For more information, contact Laura Erikson at 517/ 629-1546 or .

B8 Indoor Concert to Feature Music from Monty Python

The Albion College British Eighth (B8) Marching Band takes the stage of Goodrich Chapel for their annual indoor concert which will review the fall 2009 season on Sunday, November 15 at 4 p.m.

The group is under the direction of Albion College director of bands Samuel McIlhagga and drum majors Becky Bayer and Stephanie Blocker.

When asked about the indoor concert, McIlhagga had this to say, “As usual, it's a recap of all the year's exciting and energetic music from our season. We will feature the music of Monty Python in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the TV show - Monty Python's Flying Circus. We will also feature music from the mega-rock bands of the 1970s including Chicago, Kansas, and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer! Pre-game music will be included. And as always we will be doing our crazy cheers, fun percussion cadences, and a few other surprises. It's sure to be a LOUD, and a good time!”

This performance is free and open to the public. For up-to-date calendar information, visit our website at or call the Music Department at 517/629-0481or e-mail us at .

Kwanzaa Celebration Goes African at Albion College

Unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith are the seven principles celebrated throughout the week of Kwanzaa.  Albion College’s Black Student Alliance celebrates these themes, and the holiday with a dinner at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in the College’s Kellogg Center.

For the past several years, Albion College’s Kwanzaa dinner has focused on traditional African-American foods, but this year, the menu will feature a “tasting buffet” of African dishes.  “It’s our hope that people will come and experience the cultural exchange that awaits them through food, music, and so much more!” said BSA member Deondra Jacobs.

An American cultural observance for people of African decent, “Kwanzaa” means “first fruits of harvest” in Swahili, and is intended to be a synthesis of many African festivals. Kwanzaa opens the door to African culture as well as providing the tools for community celebration.

Tickets are $3 in advance, $4 at the door. To reserve tickets or for more information, contact Deondra Jacobs at 517/629-1389 or , or Charles Green at 517/ 630-2107 or .

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