Tag Archives: Centertainment

Comedy Brings The Stevens Point Community Together

Talented Comedian, Matt Donoher. Photo provided by mattdonoher.com

Laughter boomed in the nearly-full room of the Encore as students came to Centertainment Production’s event, Comedy Kickback, featuring Matt Donaher as seen on Conan O’Brien, Joe Riley from Milwaukee and Jerron Baldwin also known as Bubba. Bubba, senior drama major, stepped on stage to perform stand up for the first time ever and opened the show telling jokes and ... Read More »

Centertainment Helps Students Belly Dance the Night Away

One of the many belly dancers on Friday night having fun performing in the Encore. Photo by Ross Vetterkind

Jangling bangles, colorful scarves and ornate skirts brought to life the traditional Middle Eastern music performed in the Encore. On Friday night, Centertainment Productions hosted An Evening of Belly Dancing accompanied by the musical ensemble, Salaam, in the Dreyfus University Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The ensemble played music from countries throughout the Middle East, such as Morocco, ... Read More »

You Are Feeling Very… Hypnotized?

David Hall, Boston Magician and Mentalist. Photo by provided by http://www.magicofdavidhall.com/index.html

An array of students from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point filled the DUC Alumni room for a night of “Cards Against Hypnosis,” hosted by David Hall and sponsored by Centertainment. It was a Saturday night filled with fun, laughter and excitement. Following the idea of the popular adult-based card game, “Cards Against Humanity” the audience became interactive with the hypnotist ... Read More »

Centertainment Introduces Punch Card System This Semester

Centertainment Punch Cards. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Centertainment gives students the opportunity to earn prizes for attending events. Students collect punches on a punch card for each Centertainment event attended. Each punch card with a total of ten punches is entered into a drawing at the end of the semester which allows the students who submitted them a chance to win. The new punch card system was ... Read More »

Welcome to the Salty-Splatoon! How Nerd are You?

Nerdology Answer Sheet | Photo Courtesy of Dalen Dahl

Catering to the hub of knowledge on campus, Centertainment presents “Nerdology”. Self-proclaimed “full-time nerds”, Mike and Sherman, are two professional comedians hosting a friendly competition. Mary Knight, communication and arts management major, organized this event for University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students. “We have not done a lot of trivia through Centertainment,” said Knight. “We have a large amount of people ... Read More »

Kind of Wavy: Thomas Wincek and Lün Perform Alternative Music

Thomas Wineck Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Eerie echoes, looping tracks, and a strong beat defined the feel of the alternative music in the Encore on Thursday night. It was music that sounded like the reverberations of life. Thomas Wincek, member of the bands Volcano Choir, Field Report and All Tiny Creatures, performed solo in the first Centertainment Productions show of the spring semester. The concert opened ... Read More »

Rumpke Mountain Boys: Jam, Trash and Bluegrass

The Rumpke Mountain Boys rocked the Encore stage on Friday night. Photo by Mary Knight.

The Rumpke Mountain Boys took the stage of the Encore in the Drefus University Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Friday, Nov. 18. According to the Rumpke Mountain Boys’ website, they are a “foot stomping, old timey, whiskey spilling, psychedelic Jamgrass” band from Cincinnati, Ohio. The four-man bluegrass band was founded 11 years ago and consists of Jason ... Read More »

Snow Anticipation Afoot with Handcrafted Snowshoes

Students enjoyed the hands-on style of the event. Photo by Mary Knight.

As mid-November approaches, the leaves have fallen and the frost has set in, leaving the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Stevens Point waiting for the first snow of the season. In anticipation, Centertainment Productions hosted a Build Your Own Snowshoe event for students on Friday, Nov. 11. Attendees were provided with all the materials they would need to create their own set of ... Read More »

Funk Rock Bands Take on the Encore Stage

Photo courtesy of EAZY ON THE EYEZ Facebook page.

This week brought something unique and close to home to The Encore stage: two live bands right from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus, Heartlight and Eazy on the Eyez. The two-hour show gave equal light to both bands. Heartlight filled the first slot, playing for an hour. After a short break for the bands to organize themselves, Eazy on ... Read More »

Variety Found at Open Mic Night

Photo by Kathryn Wisniewski.

While campus is accustomed to Centertainment Productions bringing entertainment to students, Friday night had students bringing entertainment to Centertainment during Open Mic Night. Seven acts performed on stage in the Encore of the Dreyfus University Center, some performers reading poetry, some giving comedy acts and others performing live music. While the poetry readings and comedy acts featured one performer each, ... Read More »