Arts notes

Gregory Hines to make stop at Johnson County college

Overland Park � Gregory Hines, singer, actor and dancer, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.

His show will feature tap sequences and songs such as "Lost With You," "Feelin' Kinda Sexy," "Young and Foolish," "My Foolish Heart" and a Motown medley.

Hines won a Tony Award for best actor in a musical for "Jelly's Last Jam." His movie credits include "The Cotton Club" and "White Nights." He has appeared on "Will and Grace" and recently completed the film "Bojangles" for Showtime.

Tickets are $30 or $40 and can be purchased by calling (913) 469-4445.

Dance company to perform 'Stories of Addiction'

The Prairie Wind Dancers, the resident dance company of the Lawrence Arts Center, will present a First Step House Concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the arts center, 200 W. Ninth St.

The concert celebrates the women and children of First Step House and is being held in conjunction with Harvest of Arts.

The program includes "Stories of Addiction," which addresses the issues of addiction and was created during a residency at First Step House; a lighthearted piece from Deborah Bettinger's "Making Waves"; and "Rhapsodia," a duet by Bettinger.

The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be taken.

For more information, call Candi Baker or Kimber Andrews, 843-2787.

Comedy troupe turns off political humor for show

"Right Between the Ears," formerly known as "The Imagination Workshop," will show a kinder, gentler side on the first show of its new season.

With the nation still suffering the effects of the terrorist attacks, the show will put its usual political humor aside and present a mix of new material and favorites from script archives.

The show, produced at KANU-FM 91.5, will be presented at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday in Liberty Hall, 644 Mass. The 8 p.m. show will be broadcast live on KANU-FM and

The show will include episodes of "Fishing with Dwayne," "Buck Naked" and "The Casebook of Mobile Holmes"; a spoof of "The Weakest Link"; and a takeoff on NPR's "Piano Jazz."

Tickets are $8 and $12 and are available at the Liberty Hall Box Office or Ticketmaster outlets, (816) 931-3330.

Mushroom photographer to show works at library

Taylor Lockwood, a world-famous mushroom photographer, will present his mushroom photographs, accompanied by music, at 2 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

The program, sponsored by the Kaw Valley Mycological Society, is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.


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