Over the years, some big names have stopped by College Hill to entertain and educate crowds, from Jane Goodall and Maya Angelou to Bruce Springsteen. Here’s a sampling.
Tickets were only $3 to hear Steve Martin in the Alumni Gym. He did two shows in Easton on March 13, 1977, just a few weeks after hosting Saturday Night Live.
Hanks sat down with John Henry MacCracken Emeritus Professor of History Donald L. Miller for a 90-minute discussion about acting, and war, on Feb. 15, 2016, in Kamine Gym. Hanks and Steven Spielberg have developed a World War II drama miniseries, which debuts in January on Apple TV+, based on Miller’s book, Masters of the Air. “It was a truly engaging event,” Ashley Ellis ’16 says.
“It was fascinating to get a firsthand point of view,” Kimberly Harkins ’12 says about world leader Mikhail Gorbachev lecturing in a packed Kirby Sports Center on Oct. 19, 2011.
Dionne Warwick (Oct. 6, 1967) was one of many ’60s shows: Smokey Robinson, the Four Tops, and Martha and the Vandellas all held concerts as well.
“The doors of Kirby Field House got torn off as the crowds pressed in to find seats!” —Michael Weisburger ’82, about The Grateful Dead show, May 7, 1979
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