Arts notes

Sunday, February 18, 2001

KU profs to play at JCCC concert

Overland Park � Two Kansas University music faculty members will perform Monday in the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.

John Boulton, flute, and Alice Downs, piano, will perform a free recital at noon.

Boulton, who earned his bachelor's degree at Michigan State University and his doctorate degree at KU, is a member of the Kansas Woodwinds and the Topeka Symphony Orchestra.

Downs has performed in solo and chamber music concerts throughout the United States. She frequently performs duo piano recitals with Rita Sloan.

Brown Bag concerts slated in Kansas Union

Several performers will appear at the Brown Bag Classics this semester at Kansas University. Each 30-minute concert starts at 12:30 p.m. in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.

Scheduled are pianist Jack Winerock, Wednesday; Jazz Combo I, Feb. 28; clarinetist Larry Maxey and pianists Alice Downs and Linda Maxey, March 14; flutists Sarah Fox and Guy Montes, March 28; pianist Julie Mealiff, April 4; horn player Paul Stevens, April 11; pianist Jessica Smythe, April 25; and pianist Allyson Walters, May 2.

Beverages are provided; listeners can bring their lunch. For more information, call 864-SHOW.

Community theater offers new programs

Lawrence Community Theatre will be offering three new events through March.

An audition workshop will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the theater, 1501 N.H. Conducted by Piet Knetsch and Mary Doveton, the workshop is for those who have always wanted to know what goes on at an audition.

Knetsch will direct "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and Doveton will direct "Hello, Dolly" this spring. Participants should be prepared to audition for both shows and be given general information on how to prepare for other auditions.

The next "Coffee and Conversation" program will be 10:30 a.m. March 2. The session will give participants a chance to visit with staff and actors from "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" about such topics as design problems, casting and the rehearsal process.

A "Backstage Exposed" will be from 10 a.m. to noon March 3 and give participants an opportunity to find out what goes on in the scene shop, paint room and light booth and with sound equipment and special effects.

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