Arts notes

KU Summer Band slates annual concert

The Kansas University Summer Band will have its annual performance Tuesday night.

The concert, which begins at 7 p.m. in room 130 in Murphy Hall, will be led by conductor Robert E. Foster.

The program includes "Flourish for Wind Band" by Vaclav Nelhybel; "On the Cul-De-Sac, Three O'Clock, Friday Afternoon" by David R. Holsinger; "Ye Banks and Braes O'Bonnie Doone" by Percy Aldridge Grainger; "The Elephant and the Fly" by H. Kling, arranged by L.P. Laurendeau; "Puszta: Four Gypsy Dances" by Jan Van der Roost; and "The Big Cage, Circus March" by Karl L. King.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Auction a highlight of Big Pig BBQ

Dr. Zhivegas and the Pigroast Band will perform at the Big Pig BBQ, a fund-raiser for the Boys and Girls Club, Thursday night at Meadowbrook Apartments, 15th Street and Crestline Drive.

The event will begin at 5 p.m., with a barbecue buffet at 6 p.m. and a live auction at 7 p.m. The Pigroast Band, with Lawrence residents Marty Moore and Dave Hassig, will perform at 8 p.m. and Dr. Zhivegas will take the stage at 9 p.m.

Auction items include a trip for two to Dallas and tickets to a Dallas Mavericks game; a Kansas State University football package; two round-trip airline tickets for the Southwest Airlines destination of the buyer's choice; a blue sapphire and diamond ring; several golf packages; and tickets to the Kansas City Chiefs-St. Louis Rams football game.

Tickets are $20 and are available at the Boys and Girls Club; American Family Insurance agents' offices; KLWN/KLZR radio; HyVee stores; People's Bank; and Sunflower Broadband Customer Service Center.

The Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence serves more than 500 children a day at eight sites in Lawrence.

JAMS teens to unveil painted benches

Van Go Mobile Arts' Jobs in the Arts Make Sense program will unveil its annual Summer Benchmark 2002 Project at an artist reception at 5 p.m. Friday at Van Go headquarters, 715 N.J.

The project matched 19 youths ages 14-18 with 19 Lawrence businesses or community organizations to design and paint the customized art benches. The apprentice artists are Tony Anderson, Jon Beck, Candace Coleman, Kali Detherage, Andrew Findley, Kelly Haubein, Damien Hill, Taniesha Kopriva, Lance Leclair, Julia Lee, Barbara Reliford, Lisa Roberts, Karly Robinson, Tori Scruggs, Tim Shupe, Triston Stanley, Tyler Swaggerty, Lacy Webb and Tirra Wilson.

JAMS is an arts-based youth employment program that is designed to give teens real-world work skills.

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