Lawrence celebrates its hometown author

Here is a rundown of events related to the Langston Hughes centennial celebration:

� Through Feb. 28: Mural by Lawrence High School students that is inspired by Hughes' poetry and African-American quilts by Marla Jackson, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

� Through Saturday: Tim Rollins and Kids of Survival, a workshop collaboration to create works of art based on Hughes' poetry, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas University.

� Tuesday: "America Sings: A Celebration of American Composers," featuring sopranos Harolyn Blackwell and Florence Quivar, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center.

� Wednesday: "Music and Poetry of Langston Hughes," musical interpretation of 15 poems by Hughes, 7:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

� Thursday: Poets Lisa Gillard, Hans Ostrom, Willie Perdomo, Kevin Powell and Kalamu Ya Salaam visit Lawrence public schools, afternoon.

� Thursday: "An Evening of Langston Hughes," featuring actor Danny Glover, 7 p.m., Lied Center.

� Thursday-Feb. 10: "Let American Be America Again: An International Symposium of the Art, Life and Legacy of Langston Hughes," Kansas University.

� Friday: "Langston Hughes: Black Film and Black Filmmakers," film festival, 7 p.m., Haskell Indian Nations University.

� Saturday: Langston Hughes Birthday Party, featuring African-American storytelling and a birthday cake, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

� Saturday: Book signing and reading by Paule Marshall, author of "Brown Girl, Brownstones" and "The Fisher King," 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., The Raven Bookstore, 8 E. Seventh St.

� Saturday: Public reception for Tim Rollins and the schoolchildren who helped created an artwork, with hip-hop band Sounds Good, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, KU.

� Saturday: "Poetry in Motion: An Evening Honoring Langston Hughes," featuring the Prairie Wind Dancers, open-mike poetry sessions and musicians, 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St.

� Feb. 10: "Art and the Dream Deferred," lecture by artist Tim Rollins, 1 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, KU.

� Feb. 14: Jazz singer-songwriter Nnenna Freelon, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center.

� Feb. 15: "Lawrence's Own: Langston Hughes," talk about Hughes' days in Lawrence, 7:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

� Feb. 16: Gospel concert, 7 p.m., St. Luke AME Church, 900 N.Y.

� Feb. 16: Charles Everett Pace presentation, with second-day issue of the Langston Hughes stamp, 7 p.m., Ninth Street Baptist Church, 847 Ohio.

� Feb. 23: "Ask Your Momma: 12 Moods of Jazz," multimedia production of Hughes' 12-part jazz poetry masterwork by Ronald McCurdy and John S. Wright, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center.

� Feb. 25: "Moving to Harlem: Integrating Poetry and Movement," a teacher workshop presented by dance educator Kimberli Boyd, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Lied Center.

� March 1-3 and 7-9: "Othello," a production by University Theatre featuring actor Walter Coppage, 7:30 p.m. March 1-2, 2:30 p.m. March 3 and 7:30 p.m. March 7-9, Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU.

� March 26: "Harlem," a school-only performance by the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration on Tour, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Lied Center.


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