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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Cohan Center
7:30 PM

Stand-up is fun, improv is funnier! Following their two sold-out performances at the PAC in seasons past, Ryan Stiles and his band of madcap comic mischief-makers are back with a hilarious new evening of star-quality improvisation and plenty of audience participation. A perfect way to cap off the 2014-15 season!

“All you have to do is listen to what people are saying to you, and then just add more information to what they've just said. That's all there is to improv, but it's the hardest thing to do." — Ryan Stiles

Sponsored by Bert & Candace Forbes, New Times, Q104.5 FM 

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A Center Stage Event


Force Majeure World Tour

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Cohan Center
7:30 p.m.

He’s been hailed as one of the foremost stand-ups of this generation. He takes ideas and situations and extrapolates them into bizarre tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives. He is the first to admit that he gets well paid for talking total bollocks. The good pay is because unlike the bollocks most of us talk, he's funny!

“Sheer Comic Genius. His humor reflects the scattershot lunacy of Monty Python, but with flashes of Robin Williams’ manic energy and a sophisticated silliness that is entirely his own. He is the most brilliant stand-up comedian of his generation.” - The New York Times

"He walks onstage to the roaring tumult usually reserved for rock stars and soon has the audience busting a gut about the Spanish Inquisition and chaos theory. Such is the phenomenon of Eddie Izzard, funniest man, in, well, pretty much all of the known universe."  – The LA Times

“He has the acid snap of a white Richard Pryor and John Cleese calls him the funniest man in England and the "Lost Python." No surprise: Izzard's whimsical, sophisticated and often bizarre monologues do delve deeply into Monty-Python-like absurdity.” – Toronto Star

(Topical/Adult content; ages 17+)  Tickets range from $40 - $75

Limit six (6) tickets per order.


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A Center Stage Event
An Evening With


Saturday, August 15, 2015
Cohan Center
8 pm

In his young career, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has redefined the instrument, been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine, won accolades from the wide-ranging likes of Eddie Vedder, Perez Hilton and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, wowed audiences on TV (“Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Conan”), earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and even played in front of the Queen of England.


The Hawaiian superstar has become famous for his masterful uke and covers of such hits as the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody, just to name a few.

Taking time out from recording his next album – anticipated to be released this summer – Jake returns to the Central Coast with instrument and incredible talent in hand.

“Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can’t see anybody else catching up with.” – Eddie Vedder

Co-presented with Otter Productions, Inc.


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Special Event


A Three-Day Festival: 9/25-27

Friday, September 25, 2015


The 2015 LA GUITARRA CALIFORNIA FESTIVAL will be held at the Performing Arts Center on September 25-27.

Tickets for the Festival are on sale now.

This three-day classical guitar event is presented by Cal Poly Arts and will feature 16 world-renowned international artists, hailing from the United States, Spain, England, Russia, Italy, Ireland, Chile, Croatia, France, and Scotland. The master musicians will perform in 10 concerts, with several of them participating in five master classes, open to the public.

The Festival will also feature two unique guitar auctions, a display of original guitar-related artwork that will be for sale, and 40 guitar-makers exhibiting their handmade instruments at the Vendor Fair.

Full Festival details can be found at:

Tickets for the concerts and master classes range from $10 - $42 and may be purchased in advance at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, Monday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus. Order online at

Sponsored by KCBX 90.1 FM, with additional support provided by Central Coast Suites/A Quality Suites Hotel and by La Cuesta Inn.


The Romero Guitar Quartet 

Roland Dyens 

Ana Vidovic 

Vladimir Gorbach 

Massimo Delle Cese 

Duo Melis

Tony Harmon 

Nathan Towne 

Agnew-McAllister Duo 

Jácome Flamenco Trio 

FESTIVAL SPONSORS: Central Coast Suites/A Quality Suites Hotel, KCBX 90.1 FM, La Cuesta Inn, Popolo Catering

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