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Time: November 11, 2011 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Location: John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, SCSU
Street: 501 Crescent St.
City/Town: New Haven
Website or Map: https://www.southernct.edu/ly…
Phone: (203) 392-6154
Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: Lyman Center
Latest Activity: Nov 7, 2011
Two legends. One evening. Comedian Bill Cosby and jazz man Ramsey Lewis will appear in concert together at Southern Connecticut State University’s Lyman Center on Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
These living legends will bring their extraordinary talents to Lyman Center for a very special evening to benefit student scholarship programs at Southern Connecticut State University. This event will also support Southern Academy, an innovative educational effort that tackles the achievement gap in the developmental years by ensuring New Haven school children have the tools they need to succeed at an early age.
Few entertainers have achieved the legendary status of William H. Cosby, Jr. Through his concert appearances, recordings, television, films, commercials and his education efforts, Bill Cosby has touched lives with humor, grounded in the traditions of Charlie Chaplin, Will Rogers, W.C. Fields and Groucho Marx.
Composer, pianist and jazz legend Ramsey Lewis has been referred to as “the great performer,” a title reflecting his performance style and musical selections, which display his early gospel playing and classical training, along with his love of jazz and other musical forms.
Tickets are $85, $65 and $45. A premium package is available for $150 and includes a private reception and photo opportunity with Bill Cosby at 5:30 p.m. at the Michael J. Adanti Student Center. Tickets are available at Tickets.SouthernCT.edu. For more information, call the Lyman Center box office at (203) 392-6154.