By Daniel Strawhun, A&E Editor
Trevor Noah, the South African stand-up comedian and current host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, will perform at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on April 29 at 8 p.m. The show is part of UMSL’s annual Mirthweek celebration. Noah, who is famous for his social commentary and political satire, has won numerous awards, including the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author, the South African Comics’ Choice Award for Comic of the Year, and the MTV African Music Award for Person of the Year. Tickets to the performance cost $35.
Voices from the Holocaust
In commemoration of Yom HaShoah Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, Dr. Kathleen Butterly Nigro, Dr. Gail Fleming, and Dr. Barbara Harbach from the University of Missouri-St. Louis will present “Voices from the Holocaust: Music Makes You Free” on April 26 at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will take place in Music Hall 205 in the Music Building, 7930 Natural Bridge Road. “Voices from the Holocaust” will feature three outstanding musicians, who will be performing original compositions composed by Dr. Fleming and Dr. Harbach: Stella Markou, soprano; Julia Sakharova, violin; and Alla Voskoboynikova, piano.
Celebrating the Arts 2017
The Pierre Laclede Honors College will host its annual juried art show this week on the first and second floors of Provincial House on UMSL’s south campus. “Celebrating the Arts 2017,” which features original creative works by UMSL students, staff, and faculty, will open to visitors April 24 and run through April 27. Viewing hours are between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Visitors are encouraged to vote for “Best in Show” and “Runner Up,” the winners of which will be awarded prizes at the closing reception in Provincial House on April 27 from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. Voting ends on April 27 at 3 p.m. “Celebrating the Arts 2017” is free and open to the public.