Carmaletta Williams will recreate the life of famed Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston during a one-woman show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium, 707 Vt.
Hurston joined Lawrence native Langston Hughes and other black writers in New York in the 1920s. Her books, including "Their Eyes Were Watching God" and "Dust Tracks on the Road," capture the dialect of her native Florida. She was also an anthropologist who toured the South and Caribbean collecting folklore.
Williams teaches writing, literature and communications at Johnson County Community College.
The event is free and open to the public.
Brass quintets join
for KU recital
The faculty brass quintets of Kansas University and the University of New Mexico will perform a joint recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall.
The New Mexico Brass Quintet will perform excerpts from "Mass," by Leonard Bernstein, and the premiere of "Entertainment Sets," a newly commissioned work by Robert Suderburg. The Kansas Brass Quintet will play a Baroque suite by William Boyce and "Laudes," by Jan Bach. Together, they will perform "Cantate Domino," by Hieronymos Praetorius, and "Grand Choeur Dialogue," by Eugene Gigout.
Members of the Kansas Brass Quintet are Christopher Moore, assistant professor of trumpet; Stephen Molloy, Lawrence doctoral student in trumpet; Marian Hesse, assistant professor of horn; David Vining, assistant professor of trombone; and Scott Watson, associate professor of tuba/euphonium.
Members of the New Mexico Brass Quintet are Jeffrey Piper and Paul McLaughlin, trumpets; Pat Hughes, horn; Karl Hinterbichler, trombone; and Paul Beauchesne, tuba.
The concert is free and open to the public.
European folk troupe
to perform in Baldwin
Baldwin -- The Tamburitzans of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa., will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Rice Auditorium on the Baker University campus.
The troupe, which was established in 1937, performs the music, songs and dances of Eastern Europe. Members of the group come from the United States, Canada and Eastern Europe.
Tickets will be available at the door.