10 Songs that Define America's Beatle Craze

Feb. 9, 2014 stands as the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ historically televised performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr’s performance resulted in a record-breaking 73 million television viewers tuning in, instantly infecting America with the  Beatlemania craze.

World Blues Tour sets toes tapping at Center for the Arts concert

The World Blues Tour stops at Mason’s CFA with world-renowned performers in a night dedicated to American and international blues music.  

On Nov. 15, the iconic Taj Mahal Trio and international artists Vusi Mahlasela of South Africa and Fredericks Brown, originally from New Zealand, performed in the World Blues Tour at the Center for the Arts.

A night of folk music supports Invisible Children efforts

On Oct. 17, 2013, George Mason University’s chapter of the non-profit Invisible Children (ICGMU) hosted their fourth annual Folk Festival. The event was $5 to non-Mason students and free to Mason students with a valid student ID.

Adam WarRock promotes nerd culture through rap music

In association with this year's Geek Week, Adam WarRock, proud "nerdcore" rapper, held a concert in the HUB.

On Wednesday night, Oct. 9, students gathered to hear WarRock rap about his interests:  science and history, comic books and video games, TV shows and movies, and the recent movement in pop culture that seems to glorify  geek culture.

AFPO teams up with Doc Nix for "Saturday Nite Fever"

The American Festival Pops Orchestra welcomes alumni back with “Saturday Nite Fever” on Oct. 5, 2013 at the Center for the Arts.

Broadway star teaches master class at Mason

On Sept. 27, Mason’s "ARTS by George!" and the Center For the Arts gave musical theater students the chance to participate in a special master class and talk with actress and Broadway star Laura Benanti about “making it big.”

Benanti spoke with students about the professional world of acting through an actor’s eyes and gave valuable advice on maintaining a job and being happy.

Fairfax Music Friday: Auld Shebeen

The Auld Shebeen, an Irish pub and restaurant in the city of Fairfax, offers residents a taste of Irish culture in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Many students know the Auld Shebeen for its club tucked in the basement of the establishment. However, for those who feel less comfortable in a club scene, the pub offers live Irish music on Friday and Saturday evenings from some of the area’s best traditional Irish acts.

Audio: Interview with Mason Day peformer Andy Grammer

With roots in New York, musician Andy Grammer has worked hard to get to where he is today. Having performed on the streets of California before "making it big," Grammer is both humble and aware of the luck of his success. With hits such as "Keep Your Head Up," "Fine By Me" and "Miss Me," Grammer is the musician who will be performing at this year's annual Mason Day concert.

Terra Secundum: Environmental engagement through the arts

For the first time in George Mason University’s history, The Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with Northern Virginia Community College,  showcased student’s unique artwork, musical scores and spoken word centered on themes of sustainability and ecology.

The event took place on Monday, April 22 to kick off Mason’s Earth Week.

Terra Secundum, which translates to "second earth,” invites the Mason community to learn more about the importance of sustainability, applicable not only to our generation, but to the next.

Kendrick Lamar plays at Mason with the help of PAC

One of the biggest events at George Mason University each spring semester is Mason Week, especially it’s spring concert. The week is celebrated at the university with a slew of events. For this year’s spring concert, the Patriot Activities Council (PAC) will be hosting hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar at the Patriot Center. Recording artist Kendrick Lamar was named “The Hottest MC in the Game” by MTV this year.