Tickets are on sale now for Capital Cities, performing live in concert in Halton Arena on April 13, with special guest Scavenger Hunt. Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian, the Los Angeles duo of composers, initially met on Craigslist in 2008. Working as jingle writers, they formed the indie electro band Capital Cities in 2010. In 2011, they released their debut EP with the song "Safe and Sound," an upbeat mesh of synths and melody that spread like wildfire across the Internet.
Ticket prices start at $15 for UNC Charlotte students and $22 for faculty, staff and the general public. Visit Halton Arena's website for details.
Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men author Michael Kimmel – considered by many to be the world’s leading researcher and author on men and masculinity – will visit UNC Charlotte on March 11 at 7:00 PM as part of the 2014 Women's and Gender Studies Guest Speaker Series. The talk will occur in McKnight Hall in Cone University Center and is free and open to the public.
“In today’s society, young men may find themselves adrift, as their transition to adulthood has been delayed,” said Lisa Walker, lecture committee member and chair of the sociology department. “Dr. Kimmel has interviewed over 400 young men nationwide, and offers guidance toward a more conscious adulthood.”
Dubbed a male feminist and known for his wit and candid critiques, Kimmel has been a featured guest on the TODAY show, to discuss Guyland, and other national news outlets.