Black Violin, whose distinctive fusion of classical, jazz, funk and hip-hop musical genres has gained the duo of Wil B. and Kev Marcus’ international acclaim, will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. April 9 in the Bayou Theater in the Bayou Building at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.

Black Violin has shared stages with Kayne West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty. The duo has collaborated creatively with Alicia Keys as well as rappers Wu-Tang Clan and Wyclef Jean. Their 2015 release of the major label album “Stereotypes” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover Chart and No. 4 on Billboard’s R&B Chart.

With a special emphasis on educational outreach, Black Violin has performed to more than 100,000 students in North America and Europe in the past 12 months.

Tickets are $28 for adults and $15 for any student with a valid student ID. To purchase or for more information, visit

Registration open for summit

Learn how to navigate workplace conflicts, communicate with different personality types and improve your networking skills at UH-Clear Lake’s second annual Administrative & Office Professionals Summit. Participants can register now for either one-day session from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 or 26, in UHCL’s Student Services Building Lecture Hall.

The summit is sponsored by the UHCL College of Human Sciences and Humanities and The Communications Doctor Susanne Gaddis, communications expert and featured speaker.

Advance registration is required. The conference fee of $129 includes course materials, a light breakfast and lunch. Members of the International Association of Administrative Professions can earn six points toward recertification.

For information, visit or call 281-283-3033.

UH-Clear Lake campuses closed Friday

UH-Clear Lake and UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus will close Friday for spring break. Libraries on both campuses also will be closed with UHCL Alfred R. Neumann Library resuming operations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

To report an emergency at the university during the holiday, call the UHCL Police Department, 281-283-2222.

Gravitational waves discussed in lecture

Learn how measurements of the collisions between black holes help improve science’s detection and understanding of gravitational waves as UH-Clear Lake’s Physics Lecture Series continues from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 20 in room 1100 of the Student Services and Classroom Building.

Bernard Kelly will discuss “Simultaneous Gravitational and Electromagnetic Signatures of Merging Astrophysical Black Holes.” Kelly is a research scientist who has done extensive work at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

The public is invited and the lecture is free. However, for those seeking university credit, the cost is $15 for an individual lecture, $40 for any three lectures in the series, or $99 to attend the entire series.

For more information or to register, call 281-283-3530.

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