Archive for Thursday, April 5, 2001

Arts Notes

April 5, 2001


Rockwell paintings on display in Topeka

Topeka "Norman Rockwell: Original Paintings from the National Scouting Museum" will run through April 15 at the Kansas Museum of History.

The exhibit includes 10 paintings created from 1935 to 1972 for Boy Scout calendars and magazine covers.

Rockwell, for more than 60 years, depicted American patriotism and heroes in his paintings, particularly from World War I through World War II.

Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.

Mandofest to return to Liberty Hall

Mandofest 2001 will draw more than 60 local and nationally known mandolin players to Lawrence Friday and Saturday. The main concert will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Hall, 644 Mass.

Featured are Bruce Graybill, Kory Willis, Gary Palsmeier, Jeff and Beth Dearinger, the Uptown Mandolin Quartet and Scott and Annie Tichenor. The highlight of the concert is the Mandofest Orchestra made up of 40 musicians playing mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, guitars and double basses.

Mandofest kicks off with an open mike jam session at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Milton's, 920 Mass.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the Liberty Hall Box Office, 749-1972, or by calling 842-5766.

Shriners plan KC car swap

Kansas City, Kan. The Ararat Shrine Benefit Car Swap Meet will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Woodlands Race Tracks, 9100 Leavenworth Road. The event will feature classic and antique automobiles and trucks, auto parts, accessories, memorabilia and collectibles.

Admission is $5 per car. Parking is free.

Camerata to perform in Swarthout Hall

An ensemble from the Kansas University Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in room 130 in Murphy Hall.

Called the Camerata, the group will play "The Unanswered Question" by Charles Ives; "The London" by Joseph Haydn; and "Eighth Symphony" by Ludwig van Beethoven.

The group will be conducted by Alison Gaines and Trond Saeverud, both doctoral students in instrumental conducting studying with KU music professor Brian Priestman.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Ottawa grad sings at Messiah Festival

Lindsborg Janeanne Houston, a soprano who graduated from Ottawa University, is among the featured vocalists at this year's Messiah Festival at Bethany College. Houston is a member of the voice faculty at Pacific Lutheran University.

The festival will include art exhibits, concerts and a theater production Sunday through April 15. The highlights are the performances of Handel's "Messiah" on Sunday and April 15 and Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" on April 13, featuring the soloists, Bethany's Oratorio Society's 300-voice choir and a 45-piece orchestra.

For tickets and more information, call (785) 227-3380, ext. 8185 or 8132.

Ramey to headline Wichita concert

Wichita Kansas native and world-renowned opera singer Samuel Ramey will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Century II Concert Hall, 225 W. Douglas. The concert is a fund-raiser for the Wichita State University School of Music.

Ramey, the most frequently recorded bass of our time, has performed with every major opera house in the world. Due to the expressiveness of his voice, he is often assigned the roles of devils and villains. He will sing some of those roles backed by the WSU Metropolitan Orchestra and the WSU Concert Chorale and Chamber Choir.

Tickets range from $25 to $100, and are available by calling (316) 263-4717.

Taylor, Foster pair for concert

Overland Park The Billy Taylor Trio and saxophonist /Kansas University alumnus Gary Foster will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.

Taylor, 79, has been a performer, composer, bandleader and jazz educator. He is known for his 15 years of Emmy Award-winning work as the arts correspondent for "CBS Sunday Morning."

The performance also features Chip Jackson, bass, and Winard Harper, drums.

Tickets are $25, $22 and $19 and are available by calling the Carlsen Center Box Office, (913) 469-4445.

Baldwin theater holds 'Annie' auditions

Baldwin Auditions for Baldwin City Theatre's production of "Annie" will be Friday and Saturday at Baldwin Junior High School Auditorium. Roles are available for those age 5 and older.

Auditions for adult roles and some children roles will be from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday. Auditions for most of the children's roles will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m Saturday.

Callbacks will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. A cast reading and costume measurement will be done Monday.

Exhibit addresses art, architecture

Wamego "A Built Environment," an exhibit of two- and three-dimensional works that explore the relationship between art and architecture, is on displayed Friday through May 27 at Columbian Theatre, Museum and Art Center, 521 Lincoln.

Participating in the exhibit are Doug Osa, Colleen Zacharis Gregoire, Margaret Buie, Fran Johnson and Ron Hinton.

A reception will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 13.

K-State research station on PBS

Manhattan Kansas State University's Konza Prairie Biological Station, south of Manhattan, is featured in a documentary that will be broadcast this month on PBS stations throughout the country.

"A Common Ground: The Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie" discusses the university's ecological research at Konza.

Check local listings for broadcast dates.

KU horn professor to give concert

Paul Stevens, assistant professor of horn at Kansas University, will perform as part of the Brown Bag Classics Series from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Alderson Auditorium.

Stevens holds a doctorate of musical arts degree in horn performance at UCLA, diploma from the Juilliard School of Music, master's degree in horn performance from the San Francisco Conservatory and a bachelor's degree for the University of California-Berkeley.

The concert is free and open to the public. Listeners can bring their lunches; soft drinks will be provided.

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