Arts notes

KC quilt show lasts nine days

Kansas City, Mo. � The 25th Heart of America Quilt Show will be through Oct. 7 in Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd.

The sale includes about 20 small and crazy cow quilts, two NASCAR quilts, a queen-size Thimbleberry Village quilt and about 30 other small collector quilts.

The show includes 150 bed-size quilts, wall hangings and small collector quilts. Quilting demonstrations will be offered.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays; and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.

The show and sale is free and open to the public.

Ellis Paul, Susan Werner pair for folk concert

Singer-songwriter Ellis Paul and Susan Werner will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. The concert is part of the West Side Folk series.

Paul just issued a two-CD release, "Live," and his song "The World Ain't Slowin' Down" was featured in the movie "Me, Myself and Irene." He is known for his contemporary style and his storytelling abilities.

Werner studied opera at Temple University and earned a master's degree in classical music. She started singing jazz in Philadelphia and then turned to songwriting.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Tickets are available by calling 865-FOLK or at www.westsidefolk.org.

University Theatre plans activities

University Theatre is planning a number of activities for the Kansas University Open House Saturday in Murphy Hall.

A Halloween costume sale will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Design Gallery/Patio Area. The sale will include Renaissance-style and fantasy costumes, retro clothing, prom dresses, men's suit jackets, shoes, hats and masks. Prices range from 25 cents to $25.

A costume parade will be from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Crafton-Preyer Theatre.

Other activities include a children's creative drama workshop, 10:30 a.m.-noon, room 209; 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m., ballroom dancing lessons, room 209; and backstage tours in Crafton-Preyer Theatre, face painting in the lobby and virtual-reality demonstrations in the theater lobby.

"Six Degrees of Separation" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in Crafton-Preyer.

Male chamber ensemble booked at Baker

Baldwin � Cantus, a male vocal chamber ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 704 Eighth St.

The 12-member group stretches beyond traditional choral music and also presents new music created by its members or commissioned for the group. Works collected for this season include a collection of texts by Dylan Thomas set to music by former St. Olaf Choir conductor Kenneth Jennings; Tanzanian folk tales set to music by Peter Hamelin; and a cycle of "Cicada Songs" set to music by Charles Hoag and based on texts by Goethe. The program includes texts sung in Russian, Hebrew, Spanish, Latin, Gaelic, Zulu and English.

The group, founded in 1995 at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., has released three CDs.

Tickets, which cost $12 for adults and $10 for youths, are available at the door.

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