UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 1st
    Banachek
    • Catch an evening of mindreading and psychic mystery at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the PAC’s main hall.

      Banachek

      For more upcoming events and ticketing info (as available), see the Calendar of Events for the Performing Arts Center.

  • 1st
    Banachek
    • Enjoy an evening of mind-reading and mentalist feats. It all starts at 7:30 at the PAC.

      Experience the impossible Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Lee College Performing Arts Center when Banachek — the world’s leading mind reader and mentalist — liquefies metal cutlery, predicts your thoughts and performs other feats that seem to defy reality itself.

      “Banachek: The Man that Fooled Scientists” is set for 7:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets are still available, and can be purchased online at www.lee.edu/pac.

      An English-born, self-taught mentalist who began performing upon arriving in the United States in 1976, Banachek has developed a reputation around the world for his mind-blowing illusions. He rose to fame in the early 1980s after tricking scientists at Washington University in St. Louis into believing he possessed genuine psychic abilities as part of the Project Alpha hoax.

      Magic masters like Uri Geller, David Blaine, Penn and Teller and Criss Angel have sought Banachek’s expertise, and he regularly performs to sold-out crowds across the globe. An award-winning entertainer and author of several books about thought-reading and mentalism, Banachek has also been featured on CNN Live, the “Today Show” and numerous television specials.

      For more information about “Banachek: The Man that Fooled Scientists” at the Lee College Performing Arts Center, contact the box office at 281.425.6255.

  • 7th
    Jazz@Lee College
    • Internationally known trombonist Michael Davis performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the PAC.

      Over the last 30 years, acclaimed trombonist and composer Michael Davis has toured with the Rolling Stones and worked with legends such as Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson and Sting. Now he will bring his musical talents to the Lee College Performing Arts Center for the Jazz @ Lee College concert.

      The concert will also feature the college’s own Thursday Night Band and Bayou Big Band. The concert is free and open to the community.

      Born in San Francisco, Davis settled on the trombone in high school and attended college at the prestigious Eastman School of Music. His big break came in 1983, when he got a call from the Buddy Rich Band asking him to accompany them on tour. Three years later, his career as a freelance recording artist began in earnest and Davis quickly developed a reputation as one of the best trombonists in the business.

      In addition to working with the Rolling Stones since 1994, he has also played for Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Jay-Z, Sarah Vaughan, Beck, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, Paul Simon and dozens of other artists.

      As a music educator, Davis has taught workshops and clinics for students around the world and written instructional books and arrangements for musicians at every skill level. He is the founder, creator and president of Hip-Bone Music, Inc., through which he maintains his own jazz groups and projects, and the recipient of multiple awards from the National Endowment for the Arts.

      Davis has released nine solo CDs and composed more than 150 works during his career, and appeared on more than 500 CDs and motion picture soundtracks. In 2011, the S.E. Shires Company introduced the special edition “Michael Davis” trombone in his honor.

      For more information about Jazz @ Lee College, contact Ken Booker via e-mail to kbooker@lee.edu.