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Tap dance star, guru busts a move

Tony Award-winning tap dancer Savion Glover is offering free dance lessons July 9 at the Hult Center’s The Studio. Prior to the lessons, Glover will host a youth-oriented demonstration and performance. The performance, which has a $5 admission fee, will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the lessons at noon.

Glover, now 35, made his debut at 12 in the 1989 Broadway show “Tap.” A year later, Glover became a cast member on the children show’s “Sesame Street.”

Savion’s acting career developed over the years as he appeared in shows such as “Cedric The Entertainer Presents.” He also appeared on Spike Lee’s 2000 film “Bamboozled.” In 2006, Savion became the co-choreographer and motion-capture dancer for the role of the penguin Mumble in “Happy Feet.”

A soundtrack for Shakespeare’s sonnets

The Oregon Bach Festival will re-tell famous stories written by William Shakespeare and Henry Purcell through a concert July 3 at 7:30 p.m., at Beall Concert Hall on campus.

Robin Johannsen, James Taylor and the Portland Baroque Orchestra will perform music written to accompany Shakespeare’s and Purcell’s most well-known plays.

Shakespeare’s three plays featured in the concert are “Timon of Athens,” “Othello” and “The Tempest.”

Excerpts from Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen” will also be played. The play is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Performers will be under the conduction of Monica Huggett, the artistic director for the Portland Baroque Orchestra. As a conductor, violinist and professor, Huggett toured the United States as well as Europe.

Tickets for the concert range from $29 to $45 and can be bought online or at local ticket box offices.

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