Friday Night Live! 

at the Art Museum

Art comes to life with monthly performances at the Art Museum

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Taylor Stirm and Chance Heasty - Celtic

Friday, August 30

Taylor Stirm (uilleann pipes, penny whistle) and Chance Heasty (fiddle) have been playing music around the Midwest since they were children, and they have been playing together for the past six years. They perform the kind of traditional Irish tunes you might hear at a late night session in an Irish pub.

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Ebony & the Ruckus - Infusion of Jazz, Reggae, and Soul

Friday, September 27

Ebony Barrett-Kennedy is no stranger to stage. Along with her three brothers & mother, she began singing in church at an early age, and traveled regionally singing a cappella gospel. This began an early love of music. She later joined Toussaint and the China Band. With her brother as the front man, they created a soulful sound that swept the east coast. Unique blends of roots and lover’s reggae, funk, and soul presented opportunities to perform with artists such as John Legend, Wyclef Jean, and the Wailers and travel on a USO Tour. She brought this style to Lafayette as the front woman of Ebony & the Ruckus.


Black Voices of Inspiration - Spirituals, Gospels, and Contemporary Song & Derrick Coleman - Contemporary Jazz/R&B

Friday, October 25

About Black Voices of Inspiration

Established in 1975, Black Voices of Inspiration (BVOI) is an exceptional choir dedicated to the performance of spirituals, gospels and contemporary songs of inspiration by African American composers. Since its inception, BVOI has become one of the most widely respected vocal performance groups in the area. The choir has won several awards of excellence and toured extensively throughout Indiana, visiting other university campuses, metropolitan churches, civic organizations and elementary schools. The rich and powerful sound of BVOI, along with the group's rousing musical interpretations, leaves audiences captivated, stimulated, motivated, and inspired.

The choir is diverse, with a roster ranging from freshmen to graduate students representing various academic disciplines at Purdue University. By reinforcing a positive sense of cultural identity and self-worth, the choir provides an outlet for spiritual, creative, and educational fulfillment for its members. Twana A. Harris, Ph.D., directs BVOI. Harris is a music educator, composer, musician and vocalist from Indianapolis.

About Derrick Coleman

Derrick L. Coleman is a multi instrumentalist and producer. Originally from Gary, IN,. he has performed with numerous groups and artists and has written and produced for several artists over the past twenty-three years. After moving to Lafayette five years ago, he has found himself at home down stage and is establishing himself as a solo artist.



Paul Foster - Originals, radio hits and quirky covers from the 1960 to today

Friday, January 31

Paul is a middle class folk musician. A native of Wentzville, MO, he went through extended periods listening to country, R&B, oldies, and top 40.  He was also active in a local children’s choir from the age of seven through high school.

Paul has a degree in music from UM-St. Louis.  He has worked as a musician while living in Missouri, Iowa, Michigan, and Virginia and has toured in the midwest and south east coast.  Paul served in the U.S. Navy Band and the Indiana National Guard Band, leading the 38th Division Band’s rock ensemble “Rapidfire.”