The Fine and Performing Arts Center at Moraine Valley Community College continues its Facebook Live weekly series, featuring artists who have appeared at the college or will in the future. The series will be streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Fine and Performing Arts Facebook page.
Tommy Hensel, managing director of the center, serves as host to nationally known artists and local talent who share stories and answer questions from viewers.
“There might even be a bit of spontaneous performance,” Hensel said. “It’s live, so you never know what’s going to happen.”
Hensel believes the series lets patrons, volunteers and staff members who have not been able to come to the center stay connected to entertainment during the pandemic.
“In this lively series, the artists join us from their homes, which I think lets viewers get to know more about them as real people,” Hensel said.
Scheduled artists include:
July 21 – Jim Peterik
One of rock’s finest performers who has sold millions of records with classics such as “The Eye of the Tiger,” “High on You,” and many more
July 28 – Bill Blagg
One of the nation’s top touring illusionists who “Entertainment Weekly” called “the best-kept secret in magic”
Aug. 4 – Jodi Beach and Jim McDowell
Amazing musicians whose memorable performances have resonated with audiences for years
Aug. 11 – Pat Hazell
One of the original writers for “Seinfeld” and called one of the five funniest people in America by Showtime
The schedule is subject to change due to the availability of the artists. More artists will be added as availability permits. For up-to-date information, check the FPAC Facebook page.