Archive for Thursday, July 12, 2001

Arts Notes

July 12, 2001


Missouri Rep lists new season

Kansas City, Mo. The Missouri Repertory Theatre has announced its 2001-2002 season.

The lineup features "The Philadelphia Story" by Philip Barry, directed by Michael Bloom, Sept. 7-30; "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, Nov. 24-Dec. 29; "The Winter's Tale" by William Shakespeare, Feb. 1-24; "Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright" by Eric Somonson and Jeffrey Hatcher, March 8-30; and "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" by August Wilson, May 3-26.

Season ticket prices range from $95 to $175. To order call the Central Ticket Office,

(816) 235-2700, or visit the theater's Web site at

Book by KU alum receives honor

"The Master's Plan," by former Lawrence resident LaVerne St. George, has been selected as one of the top five inspiration romances of 2000 in the Golden Quill competition.

St. George received a master's degree in neuroscience from Kansas University. The book is set in Lawrence.

The Golden Quill is a national contest sponsored by the Phoenix Desert Rose Chapter of Romance Writers of America.

RKO films to be shown at KC library

Kansas City, Kan. The Kansas City, Kan., Public Library will show two films produced by the RKO studio. The films are original, black-and-white 16mm prints, preceded by vintage shorts, cartoons and trailers.

"Road Agent" and "Western Heritage," both westerns starring Tim Holt, will be shown at 6 p.m. Monday at the library, 625 Minn Ave. "Born to Be Bad," starring Joan Fontaine, Robert Ryan and Zachard Scott, will be shown at 6 p.m. July 23.

There is no admission charge. For more information, call (913) 551-3280.

Historian to give lecture on Council Grove

Council Grove "Council Grove in 1926: Highlights and Hindsight," a lecture by Council Grove historian Ken McClintock, will be at 7 p.m. July 19 at the Kaw Mission, 500 N. Mission.

McClintock has assembled a series of slides from photographs showing what Council Grove looked like in 1926. He will describe some of the businesses, people and events of that year.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Amelia Earhart celebrated in Atchison

Atchison The 104th anniversary of Amelia Earhart's birth will be celebrated July 20-21 with music, special guests and fireworks.

The annual festival kicks off at 5 p.m. with LakeFest 2001 at the Amelia Earhart Earthwork overlooking Warnock Lake, 3 miles South of Atchison. ThunderHeart will perform at 6 p.m. Andy Griggs will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., with Chely Wright at 9:30 p.m.

Concert tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets are available by calling (800) 234-1854. Saturday's activities include an arts and crafts fair, children's events, carnival rides, a car show and swap meet and such entertainers as Connie Dover and Roger Landes. Free airplane rides for first-time flyers, ages 8-17, will be given from 8 a.m. to noon at Amelia Earhart Airport, 16701 286 Road. Fireworks and a street dance will be held that night.

Mae C. Jemison, a former NASA astronaut who served aboard the space shuttle Endeavour in 1992, is among the featured speakers at the Amelia Earhart Speakers Symposium at 1:30 p.m. July 21 at Benedictine College. Jemison will receive the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Achievement Award.

Other speakers include state legislator Barbara Ballard, Lawrence; Lt. Col. Nancy Vetere, operations office of the 99th Airlift Squadron at Andrews Air Force Base; and Irene Nowell, a biblical scholar. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

For more information, visit the Web site

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