NYC snow storm postpones ‘Platanos and Collard Greens’ performance

Performance part of ‘Get Ready for Artistic Intensity’ Visual and Performing Arts Series

Platanos and Collard Greens(JACKSON, Miss.) – The performance of the off-Broadway play, Platanos and Collard Greens, on Feb. 5, 2014 at the Rose. E. McCoy Auditorium at Jackson State University has been postponed due to inclement weather, which caused flight cancellations out of New York City.

The College of Liberal Arts will reschedule the performance and announce another date in the near future.

Upcoming “Get Ready” for Artistic Intensity events include:

Danny SImmonsDaniel “Danny” Simmons
Feb. 6, 2014 Ÿ – Exhibit and Opening Reception Ÿ  - 6 p.m. Ÿ –  Gallery 1
Feb. 7, 2014 Ÿ – Poetry reading, book signing Ÿ –  noon Ÿ-  Gallery 1

Daniel “Danny” Simmons, an abstract-expressionist painter and founder and president of Rush Arts Gallery, is the older brother of hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons and rapper Joseph Simmons (“Reverend Run” of Run DMC.) Along with his brother Russell, Simmons established Def Poetry Jam, which has enjoyed long-running success on HBO. In 2004, Simmons published Three Days As The Crow Flies, a fictional account of the 1980s New York art scene. He has also written a book of artwork and poetry called I Dreamed My People Were Calling But I Couldn’t Find My Way Home.


ImaniWindsImani Winds (Matinee)
Feb. 23, 2014 Ÿ- Master class/rehearsal with students – 10 a.m. Ÿ - Rose E. McCoy Auditorium
Feb. 23, 2014 Ÿ – Performance Ÿ – 4 p.m. Ÿ-  Rose E. McCoy Auditorium

Grammy-nominated Imani Winds, one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the U.S., has carved out a distinct presence in the classical music world since its formation in 1997. Through dynamic stage presence, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations and inspirational outreach programs, the ensemble both thrills and inspires.


Jazz on the Plaza

Jazz on the Plaza

April 25, 2014 Ÿ-  6:30 p.m. -Ÿ  Green-Gibbs Plaza Ÿ
Loretta Galbreath, Rodney Chism, coordinators
This free, outdoor concert features JSU’s Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz Ensemble II, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the JSU Jazz Combo.

For more information on all other events, visit www.jsums.edu/artisticintensity or call 601-979-7036.






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