CES at Frostburg State University to Present Another Season of On the EDGE

Sep 8, 2017 10:25 AM

CES at Frostburg State University will once again offer the exciting underground club series, On the EDGE, featuring cutting-edge performers who stretch the boundaries of their art forms. All 2017-18 season shows begin at 8:15 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall of FSU’s Lane University Center and feature informal table seating, comfortable couch and armchair seating, and food and beverage options.

First up is the Kelly Bell Band, voted the top blues band in Baltimore for 12 years running. The performance on Thursday, Oct. 5, will reveal the band’s characteristic blend of soul, blues, reggae and funk. Originally formed as a backup band for Bo Diddley, the group is in its 12th year of creating music and entertaining fans.

The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular will present a stunning performance on Thursday, Dec. 7. The company’s aerialists, acrobats, contortionists and illusionists bound from one breathtaking, death-defying feat to another. The family-friendly show is appropriate for all ages.

New York-based actress and playwright Qurrat Ann Kadwani will perform “They Call Me Q” on Thursday, Feb. 15. 2018. The one-woman play follows the story of a girl from Bombay who is growing up in the Bronx and seeking a balance between cultural pressures. Laden with heart and abundant humor, “They Call Me Q” speaks to the universal search for identity experienced by immigrants of all nationalities.

Vivacious singer-songwriter Risa Binder closes out the On the EDGE season on Thursday, April 12. Since breaking through with her critically acclaimed 2014 EP “Nashville,” the Emmy-nominated musician has emerged as a county music powerhouse.

On the EDGE tickets are $18. Member and group discount rates are also available. Tickets may be ordered online by visiting http://ces.frostburg.edu or by calling 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CES is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, on the web at msac.org, and by the city of Frostburg and the Allegany Arts Council with funds from MSAC.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.