Offstage Series with WFWM

Chuck Dicken leads WFWM Offstage discussion

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Conversations with the Artists

CES joins forces with Frostburg State University’s WFWM-FM. After select performances, WFWM station director Chuck Dicken joins the artists for fun, interactive discussions with audience members.

Karan Casey Trio

Saturday, Sept. 17
Immediately after performance

Frostburg Palace Theatre | 31 E. Main St., Frostburg

Chuck Dicken joins Karan Casey, Niamh Dunne and Sean Óg Graham in a conversation with the audience. Discover the inspiration behind the trio’s music, their history as professional musicians and how themes from Ireland’s past and present influence their songwriting.

Mariachi Herencia de México and Special Guest Lupita Infante

Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 PM
Immediately after performance

Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall | Lane University Center

Chuck Dicken joins Lupita Infante, the musicians of Mariachi Herencia de México and the audience for a fun and inspiring conversation. Discuss Mexico’s folkloric traditions, discover how a now-acclaimed youth ensemble emerged from the immigrant barrios of Chicago and how Lupita Infante was inspired to carry on her family’s musical legacy and adapt it for a new generation.


Trick of the Light Theatre

Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 PM
Immediately following performance

F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre | Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center

Chuck Dicken moderates a conversation between the artists and audience members. After immersing themselves in the atmospheric theatre experience of "The Griegol," participants will gain a greater understanding of the artists of Trick of The Light theatre company on how they communicate without using words. Together, the artists and audience will discuss universal themes of grief, loss, memory and – ultimately – connection.


The Brubeck Brothers Quartet

Friday, April 14 at 7:30 PM
Immediately following performance

Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall | Lane University Center

Chuck Dicken and the musicians of the Brubeck Brothers Quartet engage in conversation with the audience. Discuss the musical legacy that the legendary Dave Brubeck passed along to his sons and how the quartet integrates Brubeck’s style with their music.


Mid Atlantic Arts

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The engagement of Trick of the Light is made possible in part through the Performing Arts Global Exchange program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts with assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C.

The Karan Casey Trio is supported by Culture Ireland.

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Sponsored by Joel Hoover and Rommel Gonzaga
The National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration is made possible through the Folk and Traditional Arts Community Projects program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.



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This event is presented in collaboration with Frostburg State University's Department of Student Engagement.


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CES is supported in part by grants from the  Maryland State Arts Council, the Allegany Arts Council, and the City of Frostburg.

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