The Earley Center for Performing Arts is located in the northeast corner of the MSU, Mankato campus. It is best reached by driving up Val Imm Drive from downtown or off Warren Street onto Birchwood from the east.
In Concert: Broadway Artist David Yazbek and Friends
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The Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music is proud to present an evening with the multi Tony Award nominated artist David Yazbek. Yazbek is known for writing the music and lyrics for Broadway hits "The Full Monty," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown."
Yazbek is also in residence in the Department of Music from Wednesday, March 14 through Saturday, March 17 conducting master classes for University music students. He will be joined by four accomplished Broadway musicians for the residency events: Afro-Cuban percussionist Javier Diaz, drummer Dean Sharenow, electric bassist Alexandra Eckhardt, and saxophonist Sam Sadigursky.
An accomplished musician, Yazbek has released five rock albums to date which highlight his unique perspective and wry sense of humor. He has also written many songs and background music for children's television shows, especially those produced for Disney's cable television channel. He also co-wrote the theme song to the Emmy award winning PBS-TV series "Where in The World Is Carmen Sandiego?" with songwriter Sean Altman.
In addition to his work with Broadway shows, Yazbek has produced tracks for the band XTC. The band's lead singer, Andy Partridge, has collaborated on Yazbek's solo albums. Yazbek also has written for or produced recordings by Tito Puente, The Persuasions and Queen.