Singer-Songwriter, Jazz Vocal Group to Perform

Marcel van Dam

Marcel van Dam will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Jonsson Performance Hall.

An international singer-songwriter and a jazz vocal ensemble are both slated to perform this Friday at UT Dallas.

At 7:30 p.m. in the Jonsson Performance Hall, Alliance Française de Dallas and the School of Arts and Humanities will present Marcel van Dam, a musician, singer and songwriter from the Netherlands and France.

Van Dam has won many awards for his music, including first place for Impul’sons, which is organized by French newspaper L’Est Républicain. Marcel is in the process of recording his fourth album. He has also composed, produced and recorded children’s musicals. Van Dam’s music has country, folk and blues flavors. His influences include Johnny Cash, Norah Jones and James Taylor, among others.

The New Collection

The New Collection will perform at 8 p.m. Friday in the Alexander Clark Center.

To purchase tickets for this event, email [email protected] or call (972) 733-0844. General admission tickets are $20; tickets for Alliance Française members and students are $15; tickets for students from other universities and children younger than 12 are $5. The show is free to UT Dallas students, faculty and staff with a valid Comet Card at the box office the night of the event.

Also on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Alexander Clark Center, The New Collection, a 24-voice community-based jazz vocal ensemble from North Texas, will perform. 

The New Collection is directed by Paris Rutherford, professor emeritus at the University of North Texas who founded the Vocal Jazz program and directed the renowned UNT Jazz Singers for 30 years. The ensemble specializes in performing vocal arrangements of jazz standards and jazz-flavored arrangements of popular music, both a cappella and with a four-piece rhythm section. 

General admission tickets for this show are $15, and can be purchased online. Admission for students, faculty and staff is free with a valid Comet Card.

Visual Art Exhibitionson Display

Two exhibits are on display in the Visual Arts Building. In the main gallery, “Code Yellow” shows six different curators’ investigations into how contemporary society visually registers and addresses concerns of vulnerability, struggle and crisis. The result is a montage of humor, irony, empathy, data, graphic depiction, media manipulation and social engagement.

“Girls Galore” is Karleen Hesselbacher's senior thesis.


Karleen Hesselbacher’s senior honors thesis exhibition, “Girls Galore,” is on display in the mezzanine gallery. Hesselbacher uses projections and video to question the representation of conventions of sexuality surrounding the contemporary woman.

Both exhibits will be on display through April 26.

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