Arts Notes

Thursday, February 15, 2001

Lane to perform Duke Ellington's music

Overland Park � Singer Cleo Laine will play at 8 p.m. Friday in the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.

Laine will perform a concert of Duke Ellington music. She will be backed by the John Dankworth Group. Dankworth is her husband.

Laine, whose vocal range is four octaves, and Dankworth, a saxophonist, were friends of Ellington. They will perform such songs as "Mood Indigo," and "Satin Doll."

Laine has received Grammy Award nominations in the female jazz, popular and classical music categories.

Tickets ranges from $19 to $25, and are available by calling (913) 469-4445.

Kottke concert features guitar playing, wit

Overland Park � Acoustic guitar player Leo Kottke will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.

Kottke's concerts feature virtuoso fingerpicking and dry wit. He has recorded 25 albums, including the recent reissue of "6 &12 String Guitar." He has recorded with Rickie Lee Jones, Lyle Lovett, Violent Femmes and John Gorka.

Tickets range from $19 to $25 and are available by calling (913) 469-4445.

KU singers to perform three concerts

Kansas University choral groups will perform three concerts in February.

The Four Choir's Valentine's Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. Participating groups are the Concert Choir, conducted by James Daugherty; the KU Women's Chorale, conducted by Mitos Cox; the KU Men's Glee Club, conducted by Gary Weidenaar; and the University Singers, conducted by Lincoln Andrade.

The Women's Chorale also will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in St. John the Evangelist Church, 1229 Vt. The group will be accompanied by the Chamber Ensemble in a performance of "Stabat Mater," by Giovanni Batista Pergolesi.

The Collegium Musicum will be featured in Weidenaar's doctoral lecture recital at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at St. Lawrence Catholic Center, 1631 Crescent Drive.

The lecture-recital carries the theme "Cantus Firmus in selected Kyries of L'homme arme Masses from 1450-1600." Collegium Musicum includes both instrumental and vocal performers who specialize in Kyries.

All of the concerts are free and open to the public.

Orchestra concert set in Corpus Christi

The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra will perform "Sensational Strings" at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 W. 15th St.

Under the direction of Juan Francisco La Manna, the orchestra will present a program of 20th-century music. Selections include "Fratres," by Arvo Part; "Arioso No. 2," by Philip Glass; "Skylife," by David Balakrishnan; "The Sargasso Sea," by Michael Moreland; and "Concerto Grosso No. 1," by Ernest Bloch and featuring pianist Kacey Link.

The concert is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted during intermission to support the orchestra.

FSHS concert to feature three soloists

A Free State High School Orchestra concert will feature classical performances by three students.

Brian Gnojeck will play the polacca from von Weber's "Clarinet Concerto in E Flat, No. 2." Elizabeth Anderson will present the rondo from Strauss' "Horn Concerto, Op. 11," and John Anderson will play the first movement of Schumann's "Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54."

The free concert is at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the high school's auditorium, 4700 Overland Drive.

LAG program focuses on business side of art

"Growing a Small Art Business," a program featuring Dick Rector of Free State Glass and Suzanne Perry of Waste-Nots," will be presented from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Java Dive, 10 E. Ninth.

The program is sponsored by the Lawrence Art Guild. The guild will have a business meeting from 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Thomas to sing at Horton casino

Horton � Singer B.J. Thomas will perform at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday at Golden Eagle Casino, six miles west of Horton.

Thomas has recorded 15 Top 40 pop hits and 10 Top 40 country hits, including "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head," and "Suspicious Minds." He has received five Grammy Awards and two Dove Awards.

Tickets are $10 and are available by calling (888) 464-5825, ext. 258.