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Toons at Noon, a bi-weekly program hosted by 1892 Productions, is a program that invites Central Michigan University performers to sign-up and perform for an hour segment in the University Center Student Lounge.
“People can drop by, come and listen to someone perform,” senior Jena Schaner said. “People can come and go without feeling guilty for leaving early.”
The Toons at Noon staff work to showcase a variety of artists so each performance is a new experience for the audience.
“[Toons at Noon] gives student performers a chance to perform in front of a smaller crowd,” Schaner said.
Students can bring homework, lunch or just enjoy live music. Each artist brings his or her own unique style to the stage.
“I love Toons at Noon because of it’s relaxing atmosphere. I do my homework better with music so it’s really nice,” junior Shelby Parks said.
One of the many performers, Mark Daisy, a singer, songwriter, guitarist and Central Michigan alumnus, played for the University Center on Jan. 29. Daisy has performed Tunes at Noon four times, one time with his band. Daisy said he loves coming back to Tunes at Noon because of the relaxed atmosphere and the opportunity to play original music.
Most performers for Toons at Noon put their own twist on popular songs. Many also enjoy incorporating humor into music and encouraging the audience to sing along.
“I love coming here because there is nobody that expects anything from you,” Daisy said. “It’s not about getting a huge applause, it never will be.”
Ben Schuller, another Central Michigan alumnus has made music his full-time career.
“I love the atmosphere around Tunes at Noon. I feel like it gives busy students a little break during their day to hear live music without venturing off campus.” Schuller said.
There are four Toons at Noon events remaining in this semester. Don’t miss out.
February 26: Mutual Administration Society
March 26: Mitch Reetz
April 9: Ben Schuller
April 23: Emily Heam
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