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OUAB to bring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Matisyahu to OSU

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Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Hasidic Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu are scheduled to appear on campus for Ohio Union Activities Board events this fall, Katie Krajny, OUAB adviser, confirmed to The Lantern Tuesday.

Gordon-Levitt is scheduled to appear as part of “hitRECord at the Movies with Joseph Gordon-Levitt,” set for Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ohio Union’s Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom.

The event will consist of “an evening of original short-films, live performance, collaborative RECording and more,” according to OUAB’s website.

Tickets will be released Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. at the Ohio Union Information Center and students can pick up one per BuckID.

Gordon-Levitt was originally scheduled to appear on campus for an OUAB event titled “Joseph Gordon-Levitt // RE:ACTING & RECORDING” last October, but canceled due the re-shooting of an undisclosed movie and personal reasons, Krajny said in a Nov. 1, 2010, story in The Lantern.

Matisyahu on Music and Meaning” is scheduled for Nov. 17 at 7 p.m., also in the Ohio Union’s Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom.

Matisyahu will perform his music unplugged and speak about his “experiences in life and as a musician,” according to OUAB’s website.

Tickets will be released Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. at the Ohio Union Information Center and students can pick up one per BuckID.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an American actor. After gaining notoriety as Tommy Solomon in the TV series “3rd Rock from the Sun” in the mid ’90s, Gordon-Levitt’s film career blossomed after appearing in 1999’s “10 Things I Hate About You,” and more recently, 2009’s “(500) Days of Summer” and “Inception” in 2010. Gordon-Levitt will appear in “The Dark Knight Rises,” scheduled to be released next July.

In 2004, Gordon-Levitt purchased the website hitRECord.com, a project described as an “open-collaborative production company,” according to the website. “hitRECord RECollection: Volume 1,” an anthology of the group’s work, is scheduled to be released Sept. 20.

Matthew Paul Miller, better known as Matisyahu, is an American Hasidic Jewish reggae artist. Known for beat-boxing as well, Matisyahu rose in popularity in 2005 when his single, “King Without a Crown,” reached No. 28 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. His live 2005 live album, “Live at Stubb’s,” was certified gold in the U.S., as was his 2006 studio album, “Youth,” which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200.

Michael Lidnay, OUAB lectures chair, did not immediately respond for comment.

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