Kansas City, Mo. -- Two singers with Lawrence ties will appear in Civic Opera Theater of Kansas City's production of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music." The popular musical will be at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Folly Theater, 12th and Central.
Krista Lang Blackwood, a graduate student at Kansas University, will sing the role of Charlotte. Barbara Lindstrom, who has had extensive experience in film directing, producing and writing and is self-employed in the advertising field, will sing the role of Osa.
Tickets range from $14 to $21 and are available at the Central Ticket Office, (816) 235-6222.
to host festival
Lesterville, Mo. -- Three days of camping and music on the Black River in Southern Missouri will be part of SalmonFest Friday through Sunday at Bearcat's Getaway in Lesterville.
SalmonFest is organized by the band Leftover Salmon, who will headline each night and share the weekend with many other regional and national acts. The lineup includes El Buho, The Big Wu, The North Mississippi All-Stars, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and more.
Tickets are available from the venue, (888) 356-2844, or online at www.sciticketing.com. Tickets are $75 and includes camping fees, all entertainment and firewood. Children up to 5 years of age are free, while those ages 6 to 12 are $3.50 per night.
Mystery writer slates
Kansas City mystery author Nancy Pickard will conduct a writer's workshop from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
The workshop, "How Do Writers Do What They Do? Do You Want to Do It, Too?," will be a general discussion about the craft of writing and getting published and is not a workshop to discuss individual manuscripts. Pickard has written several books, with her latest being "Ring of Truth."
The workshop is sponsored by The Raven Bookstore and the Lawrence Public Library. For more information, call The Raven, 749-3300.
Kansas University carillonneur Elizabeth Berghout will perform at the KU Campanile Sunday and July 8, 11, 15, 18, 22 and 25. Concerts will be at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
Berghout is assistant professor of carillon and organ and a member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.
Her recitals include work composed for the carillon as well as transcriptions of other music. Programs for each performance are available at the base of the Campanile and visitors are welcome afterwards to tour the tower.
All concerts are free and open to the public.
features eclectic trio
The Embius Trio will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday outside the south entrance of Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
The Embius Trio plays in a style that incorporates jazz, hip-hop, blues, funk and Latin rhythms. Members of the group are Brian Baggett, guitar; Matt Miner, drums; and Ben Singer, organ.
The concert is free and open to the public.