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Concerts & Lectures


Keystone College offers the opportunity to bring lectures, concerts, and other cultural programs that meet the needs and interests of the College community and the public, to the college campus.

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Kelly and Becca: Lets Talk about "IT"

October 23, 2014 -- 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Theatre in Brooks

In this candid program about sexual assault prevention and sexual empowerment, Kelly and Becca share their personal story with sincerity and humor while effectively addressing the realities of sexual assault that inspires people to take action.  Using their experience, expertise and unique ability to relate to the audience, they treat men and women as allies while focusing on the importance of communication, personal responsibility, bystander prevention and supporting survivors.  



HIRED! From Classroom to Career

November 13, 2014 -- 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Theatre in Brooks

One of the nation's most recognized career coaches for the newly-graduated, Ryan Kahn is star of MTV's Hired! and author of Hired!  The guide for the Recent Grad.  Over the last decade, Kahn has placed thousands of college students, recent grads, and job seekers on the path to their dream career. 

This interactive presentation walks college students and recent grads step-by-step through the process of landing their dream job, even in today's difficult economy.



Ryan Cassata, Singer-Songwriter

November 19, 2014 -- 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Evans Hall

Ryan Cassata is a nationally touring, transgender singer-songwriter and motivational speaker based in San Francisco who - all by the age of 20 - successfully cut six records, booked and went on several tours, played several of the world's biggest lesbian-gay-bisexual and transgender (LGBT) music festivals, won the Harvey Milk Memorial Award, became the youngest keynote speaker for the largest transgender conference in the world, and appeared on national and international TV several times. 

The Long Island- native plays guitar, piano, harmonica, and sings and has made hundreds of appearances, consisting of tour dates from coast to coast including a date on the legendary Van's Warped Tour.  Cassata performed at the world's biggest gay festivals opening for artists such as Karmin, Salt N Pepa, Frenchie Davis, Chris Crocker, Tom Goss and more. 



Road to Freedom: A Journey Toward Peace

January 19, 2015 -- 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Theatre in Brooks

Celebrate Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr Day with this informative and thought provoking live commentary telling the story of the crusaders for civil rights and social equality.  Rousing musical performances and captivating video images make this a powerful program highlighting Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois and Rosa Parks.



Black History Month - Music Celebration

February 5, 2015 -- 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Theatre in Brooks

Enjoy an Evening filled with Gospel Music.



Black History Month - Music Celebration

February 12, 2015 -- 11:30AM - 2:00PM

Location: Student Restaurant

Enjoy an Afternoon filled with Blues Music.



Black History Month - Music Celebration

February 19, 2015 -- 11:30AM - 11:30AM

Location: Student Restaurant

Enjoy an Afternoon filled with Jazz Music.



Black History Month - Music Celebration

February 26, 2015 -- 11:30AM - 2:00PM

Location: Student Restaurant

Enjoy an Afternoon filled with Hip-Hop Music.



Pennsylvania, From Casey to Gosnell, How One State's Battle over Abortion has Effected an Entire Country's Right to Choose

March 10, 2015 -- 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Evans Hall

Robin Marty facilitates workshops on reproductive justice activism in red and rural state settings, reframing the debate around reproductive rights, and speaks both individually and on panels addressing the current landscape of reproductive rights legislation as well as her research on and interviews with prominent anti-abortion rights groups and activists.  

Come discuss how Pennsylvania's role in the battle over legal abortion access has affected the state and country, learn about where the state falls in comparison to other states in nation when it comes to restricting abortion and even birth control and other health care access, and find out how women, especially those who are poor and women of color are being disproportionately effected by these restrictions.  



The Quietmen

March 12, 2015 -- 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Theatre in Brooks

Enjoy the music of The Quietmen, an acoustic rock and Celtic band.  The band originated in Scranton, Pa., and plays everything from Irish songs and ballads to acoustic rock from the 50s through today.  

The Quietmen feature Jamie Ratchford on guitar, vocals, harmonica, and Kazoo; Paddy Ratchford on keyboard, vocals, and bodhran (Irish frame drum); Danny Ratchford on guitar and vocals; Molly Malone on the tin whistle and fiddle; Paul Hurst on drums; Marty Nazar with guest vocals and guitar and Teddy Bryan with guest vocals.



Poetry Reading By Elaine Equi and Jerome Sala

April 2, 2015 -- 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Theatre in Brooks

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading by Elaine Equi and Jerome Sala.  Elaine Equi is the author of many books of poetry including, "Voice-Over," which won the San Francisco State Poetry Award; "Ripple Effect: New and Selected Poems," which was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award on the short list for The Griffin Poetry Prize; and most recently, "Click and Clone."  Jerome Sala's Books of poetry include cult classics such as "Spaz Attack," "I Am Not a Juvenile Delinquent," The Trip," "Raw Deal," "Look Slimmer Instantly," "Prom Night," and most recently, "The Cheapskates."  His poetry and criticism have appeared in The Best American Poetry series, The Nation, Evergreen Review, Pleiades, Conjunctions, Rolling Stone, The Brooklyn Rail and many others.



Violence, Guns and The Ethics of Mental Health Care

April 8, 2015 -- 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Evans Hall

What Role if any should medicine, mental health care and public health play in diagnosing and seeking to prevent gun violence?  Should mental health providers try to screen their patients proactively to determine their risk profiles?  What ought we be doing in medicine to fund efforts to reduce suicides, domestic abuse and homicides that involve guns?

This thought provoking lecture will be presented by Dr. Arthur Caplan, an internationally known bioethicist who provides policy advice and guidance to non-governmental organizations, professional societies, industry, government foundations, and institutions with interest in bioethical issues.


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PA Council of the ArtsKeystone College receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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