Archive for Thursday, August 19, 1999


August 19, 1999


Gallery to feature

photographer's work

Baldwin -- "Designs in Black and White," a photography show by Mike Johnston, will be on display at the Art Affair Gallery in Baldwin.

"Designs in Black and White," a new series of photographs, is an examination of objects, presenting their abstracts traits. The artist's reception is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Art Affair Gallery.

Johnston's show will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 10. For more information, contact Art Affair at (785) 594-7470.

Guitar concert

slated for Sunday

John P. Jervis will present a classical guitar concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lawrence Public Library's auditorium, 707 Vt.

Jervis regularly performs at First Watch restaurant and teaches guitar lessons at the Pelathe Community Resource Center.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Tickets available

for train rides

Topeka -- Tickets are on sale for the Topeka Railroad Days' excursion train trips on Sept. 4-6.

Passengers will travel in Burlington Northern Santa Fe's reconditioned, vintage 1950 passenger cars, powered by streamliner locomotives.

Trip options include a morning train to Lawrence, a lunch-museum train to Osage City, a twilight train to DeSoto, a Sunday music train to Osage City, an afternoon train to Lawrence and a picnic train to DeSoto.

Departures are from the Amtrak Station, Fifth and Holliday.

Prices range from $25 to $40. For more information, call the Topeka Performing Arts Center, (785) 297-9000.

New Moon magazine

seeks beautiful girls

New Moon, an international bi-monthly magazine, is launching its 25 Beautiful Girls issue. The issue will contrast with People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People.

New Moon will profile 25 girls who pursue their dreams, have high ambitions and aren't afraid to fight injustice. They will appear in the May/June 2000 issue.

To nominate a girl, between the ages of 8-14, send a 300 word essay about why she is beautiful to or mail it to Beautiful Girls, New Moon Publishing, P.O. Box 3620, Duluth, Minn. 55803-3620. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 1.

Lawrence guitarist

to perform at library

Lawrence classical guitarist John P. Jervis Jr. will give his first concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lawrence Public Library's auditorium, 707 Vt. The concert is free and open to the public.

Jervis has been performing in places such as Greenwich Village and Gaslight Square in St. Louis. He has played concerts under auspices of the St. Louis, Denver and San Diego symphonies. He has performed on more than 100 national and regional radio TV programs.

He has composed two large books of guitar soloworks entitled "Homage to Debussy" and "Homage to H. Villa-Lobos. Jervis is interested in recording many of the suites by J.S. Bach which have not yet been played on guitar.

June of 44 featured

on Tour Support Series

Insound ( will continue its Independent Tour Support Series in Lawrence with an exclusive release featuring members of the renowned indie band June of 44. The band will perform Aug. 23 at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.

Each month Insound releases a limited edition CD EP by an artist or band while they are on the road. Each EP is limited to 1,000 copies.

"The Tour Support Series began as a natural extension of our committment, devotion and support of the indie community," Matt Wishnow, principal and director of marketing for Insound. "As a result, we have gradually begun to perform many functions of a traditional record label, including tour support, marketing and community relations."

June of 44 is the third band featured on the Tour Support Series.

Insound is a community, commerce web site for the underground and independent music scene.

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