Archive for Thursday, March 29, 2001

Arts Notes

March 29, 2001


Trio to perform at West Side show

Tom Sauber, Brad Leftwich and Alice Gerrard will present a night of old-time string band music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. The concert is part of the West Side Folk series.

Sauber plays banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and sings, specializing in old-time, bluegrass and Cajun music. Leftwich is a fiddle and banjo player, while Gerrard is a singer with expertise in mountain music.

The trio has recorded two CDs, "Been There Still" and "Holly Ding."

Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for students. Tickets are available at 865-FOLK and at

Trumpet and piano duo to perform at recital

Two Eastern Illinois University professors will perform a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall.

W. Parker Melvin Jr. has been the trumpet professor at EIU since 1991. He holds a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of North Texas, a master's degree in trumpet from the Juilliard School and a doctorate in performance from the University of Illinois.

He is principal trumpet of the Danville Symphony Orchestra and has been a member of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony since 1990. He has performed with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the Sinfonia da Camera, the Queens (N.Y.) Philharmonic, the New York Trumpet Ensemble and the Chicago Chamber Brass.

W. David Hobbs is professor of piano at EIU, where his teaching duties include studio piano, classical piano, keyboard literature and freshman theory. He received bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and his master's degree from Northwestern University. Hobbs is an active soloist and chamber musician playing throughout the East and Midwest.

The program includes works from Bach, Baldassare, Scriabin, Enesco, Ravel and Ewazen.

Art Tougeau taking entries

The annual Art Tougeau parade, that will occur at noon May 5, is seeking entries. Entry fee is $15; all children can enter free of charge. Proceeds will go to the Social Service League.

Send entry fees to Joe Ralston, McCollum Hall, room 614, Lawrence 66045. For more information, call 841-4598 or 843-5414 or e-mail

'Three Minutes or Less' seeking performers

Auditions for "Three Minutes or Less" will be at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.

Auditions are open to anyone in the community, and their three-minute act can be almost anything, such as a parlor trick, a poem, monologue, dance or song.

The show will be held May 5.

For more information call Robert Baker, 842-6572, or e-mail him at

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