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- Fri, Nov 22, 2013 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
- Rice Auditorium - Baldwin City
- Music Department
Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Kevin Mahogany, a 1981 Baker University graduate, will return to the Baldwin City campus at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 21, to perform in the 16th annual Baker University Jazz Festival at Rice Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. On Friday, Nov. 22, Mahogany will be the head adjudicator for a high school jazz band competition. Twenty-two bands from northeast and central Kansas will perform on the stages of Rice Auditorium and McKibbin Recital Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the Friday performances is free and open to the public.
- Rice Auditorium
- 404 8th St.
- Baldwin City
Built in 1955 and renovated in 1983, Rice Auditorium is the venue used by most of Baker’s visiting lecturers and performing artists. Rice is also the stage for Baker’s largest plays, performed and directed by the Theatre Department. The Music Department also utilizes Rice Auditorium to perform a variety of concerts. The auditorium, which seats approximately 880 people, is a great location that hosts a variety of intellectual and enjoyable events for students and the communities near Baldwin City. Rice Auditorium is handicap accessible.