Arts notes

Pianist Lorie Line to perform Wednesday

Kansas City, Mo. � Pianist Lorie Line, called the "Martha Stewart of the piano," will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.

Line has released 16 albums and 13 music books in the past decade. She has been a top-selling Billboard artist and the only female pianist to sustain a position on the New Age music chart for the past four years.

Her shows include handmade costumes, a beautiful stage set and audience participation.

Her current tour promotes her latest album, "Just Me."

Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for youths 15 and younger. Tickets are available at the Music Hall Box Office, (816) 474-444, or Ticketmaster, (816) 931-3330.

'Glass Menagerie' set at Washburn

The Washburn University, Topeka, theater department will conclude the 2001 season with the presentation of the dramatic play "The Glass Menagerie" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A matinee will be held at 2:30 p.m., April 29. Performances will be at the Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theater on the Washburn University campus.

Tickets are $5 per person and are available at the box office one hour before performances. For more information, call (785) 231-1010, Ext. 1639.

Author to give lecture on how to make peace

Kansas City, Mo. � "Embracing Your Shadow: Discovering Joy in Knowing Your Whole Self," a lecture by Debbie Ford, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St.

Ford is author of "The Dark Side of the Light Chasers" and "Spiritual Divorce." She is a faculty member of the Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, Calif.

She will talk about a three-step process to release toxic emotions and make peace with your past and ways to enjoy fulfillment in relationships.

Tickets range from $20 to $35. For tickets or more information, call The Cornerstone Foundation at (816) 561-1627.

KU Czech festival includes three concerts

Kansas University is presenting a series of concerts, master classes and lectures this week by authorities of Czech organ music. All events will be held in the Bales Organ Recital Hall at the Lied Center.

The first of three concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Karel Paukert will perform. He is a graduate of the Prague Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory in Ghent, Belgium.

The second performance will be by Jaroslav Tuma at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tuma graduated from the Prague Conservatory and the Academy of Musical Arts, where he now teaches.

The final performance will be by KU organ professor Michael Bauer and his wife, Marie Rubis Bauer, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. He received his early training in organ at the Eastman School of Music. He also spent two years in Geneva, Switzerland, where he earned the Certifcat de Perfectionnement from the Conservatoire de Musique. The performance will focus on the work of Czech organist Petr Eben.

Paukert, Tuma and organist Craig Cramer also are conducting daytime master classes and lectures. For more information, call the KU Department of Music and Dance at 864-3436 or the Lied Center Box Office at 864-ARTS.

OU students to perform 'Marcus is Walking'

Ottawa � Ottawa University will close its 2000-2001 season with "Marcus is Walking."

The play, written by Joan Ackermann, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the car.

The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the University Administration Building Auditorium. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. For reservations, call the Ottawa University Theatre Box Office at (785) 242-5200, Ext. 5037.

99 Drums participants to give free concert

Kansas City, Kan. � A multi-cultural concert is set for 3 p.m. today in Big Eleven Park.

The event will be the culmination of 99 Drums, a weekend of hands-on music and dance workshops exploring West African, Native American, Mexican and Caribbean cultures. Children from around the state participated in the workshops.

The concert is sponsored by Kansas' Accessible Arts Inc., Traditional Music Society, Kansas State School for the Blind, St. Paul's Dove Arts Center, KanArts and the Pelathe Community Resource Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

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