Archive for Sunday, February 24, 2002

Arts notes

February 24, 2002


Brass quintet to get 'romantic' at concert

The Kansas Brass Quintet will perform a free concert devoted to romanticism at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall.

The program includes the overture to "The Barber of Seville" by Rossini; "Wedding Day at Troldhaugen" by Edvard Grieg; "Quintet No. 3" by Victor Ewald; "Laura" by David Raksin; "Centone No. III" by Felix Mendelssohn; and "Symphony in F Minor, No. 4" by Tschaikowsky.

The Kansas Brass Quintet is made up of KU music faculty. The members are Christopher Moore, assistant professor, trumpet; Mark Boren, graduate student, trumpet; Paul Stevens, assistant professor, horn; Michael Hall, assistant professor, trombone; and Scott Watson, professor, tuba.

The free concert is open to the public.

Gathering features Nigerian cooking demo

Independence Inc. will have a dinner and lecture on Nigerian history and culture at 11 a.m. Monday in the large conference room at the facility, 2001 Haskell Ave.

At 4:30 p.m. Chef Modupe of Bobo's Buka African restaurant will demonstrate how to prepare a traditional Nigerian meal. Modupe will prepare Eworiro and Joloff rice.

The lecture and meal are free; however, individuals must make reservations with Ranita Wilks, 841-0333.

Former Va. governor to talk at Washburn

Topeka  Douglas Wilder, the first African-American to be elected governor in the United States, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre at Washburn University, 17th and Jewell streets.

After receiving a degree at Virginia Union University in Richmond, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for combat experiences in the Korean War. After his discharge, he was denied admission into a law school in Virginia because of segregation rules. He graduated from Howard University Law School and returned to Richmond to set up a law practice.

He was elected state senator, lieutenant governor and governor of Virginia. He is now a professor at the Center for Public Policy and department of political science at Virginia Commonwealth University.

There is no admission charge, but tickets are required. For tickets, call (785) 231-1010, extension 2002.

Dancers to premiere new works in KC

Kansas City, Mo. Â aha! dance theatre will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Folly Theatre, 12th and Central streets.

The program will feature the premiere of a new work by composer Jim Mobberley that was commissioned by the dance company and Fine Arts Chorale; "Choir Amok," a humorous work featuring the singers and dancers; a new work choreographed by Michelle Diane Brown set to "Marimbadzah," an original work by percussionist Mark Lowry; "Bach Suite" with music performed by cellist Steven Elisha and costumes by Atif Rome; Susan Rieger's new work, "Fore-gotten/Re-membered," set to the music of Terry Riley; and several other pieces.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $10 for students and senior citizens and $15 at the door. To order tickets, call (816) 235-6222.

February Sisters Forum honors KU program

The 30th Annual February Sisters Forum, a series of educational events that commemorate the founding of Kansas University's women's studies program, will continue this week. The series carries the theme "Honor Crimes and Crimes of Passion."

Events include:

l A University Forum titled "Honor Crimes in the U.S.: The Parental Kidnapping of Miranda Budiman," noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.

l A panel discussion with Robin Morgan, international women's rights expert and author of several books, and Pamela Shifman, co-executive director of Equality Now, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union.

l Donate a Phone Campaign, to collect wireless phones to give to victims of domestic violence.

For more information about the February Sisters Assn.,

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'Doe Boy' to be screened at Tivoli

Kansas City, Mo. Â "The Doe Boy," a film by American Indian writer-director Randy Redroad, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Tivoli Cinemas, 4050 Pa.

"The Doe Boy" is about Hunter, a mixed-blood Cherokee hemophiliac who is growing up with a case of identity crisis. He must prove himself a young man according to culture and his father's standards. In the end, he learns the difference between hunting and killing.

Admission is $6.

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