Blues take campus by storm

For Immediate Release:  Sept. 1, 2015

BLOOMSBURG — One of today’s hottest blues artists, Ana Popovic, will turn up the sounds of funk, rhythm and blues, and other rocking musical styles in Bloomsburg University’s Haas Center for Performing Arts to open the 2015-2016 season of the Celebrity Artist Series. Popovic will perform on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. in Mitrani Hall.

Popovic’s career began with the support of her father, Milton, who introduced her to the world of blues at a young age. Between jam sessions and a large record collection, Popovic fell in love with the sound of the blues.

At BU, the guitarist, who gained the nickname the Serbian Scorcher, will perform with her band, Mo’ Betta Love. As she does in each performance, Popovic will pick up her Fender Telecaster electric slide guitar and rock the audience, proof an artist doesn’t need to be a male or from the South to create authentic blues.

Celebrity Artist Series Fall Season

  • Grammy-award winner Matt Haimovitz performing Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.
  • The musical, “Bullets over Broadway,” on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Haas Center for Arts, Mitrani Hall.
  • The musical, “Ragtime,” on Friday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. in the Haas Center for Arts, Mitrani Hall.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.