Archive for Sunday, October 7, 2001

Arts notes

October 7, 2001


Public comment being taken for Percent for Art project

The art selection committee from the Lawrence Arts Commission has placed the Percent for Art finalist for the Fire and Medical Station No. 2 on display at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., and are looking for public comment regarding the artwork.

The piece by Rockhill and Associates, above, was selected from seven art submissions for the new station at 21st Street and Harper Avenue.

The work will be displayed through Tuesday at the library. The committee will forward its recommendation and public comments to the Lawrence Arts Commission on Wednesday.

'Ragtime' to cast youngster for Lied Center show

The Lied Center is looking for a young boy to appear in the Broadway show "Ragtime" when it makes a stop Saturday night in Lawrence.

The show needs to fill the role of little Coalhouse, a young African-American boy between the ages of 4-6 and no taller than 3 feet, 6 inches. The character does not speak and has a simple walk-on moment at the dramatic conclusion of the show.

The child that is chosen must arrive at the Lied Center with a guardian by 5:30 p.m. Saturday for rehearsal and a costume fitting. The show is at 7:30 p.m.

For audition information, call Brad Knauss at the Lied Center, 864-3472.

Union Station finds room for cast of giant T.rex

Kansas City, Mo. "A T.rex Named Sue," a traveling exhibit of a fully mounted cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex, will be displayed Saturday through Jan. 1 at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road.

The dinosaur is 42 feet long and 12 feet tall. Videos, interactive displays and touchable casts of the bones will help viewers learn about Sue and her life on Earth.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $12.50 for adults, $11 for senior citizens and $9 for children ages 4-12. For more information, call (816) 460-2020 or visit

Langston Hughes book discussion group to start

The Lawrence Public Library will offer "Poetry in Motion: Reading and Remembering Langston Hughes," a book discussion group centered on writer-poet Langston Hughes, who grew up in Lawrence.

The group will meet Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Nov. 7 and 28. Books include "Not Without Laughter," "Collected Poems of Langston Hughes," "The Big Sea" and "The Best of Simple."

For more information, call the library, 843-1178.

Two concerts to mark recital hall anniversary

The Bales Recital Hall will celebrate its five-year anniversary with two nights of organ concerts.

James Higdon, director of the division of organ and church music at Kansas University, will perform a program of American organ music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. He will play "Three Temperaments" by Stephen Paulus; "Resurrection" by Larry King; "Critical Mass for Organ and Electronic Tape" by James Mobberley; and "Symphony in G Major' by Leo Sowerby.

Susan Landale, winner of the first International Organ Playing Competition at the St. Albans' International Festival in England, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Her program includes "Improvisation sue le 'Te Deum'," "Xlle Dimanche apres la Pentecote" and "Choral-Improvisation sue le Victimae paschali" by Charles Tournemire; "Trois Pieces" and "Deuxieme Choral" by Cesar Franck; and "Dix Pieces" by Eugene Gigout.

The concerts are free and open to the public.

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