Arts notes

Reuter Organ to offer open house, concerts

The Reuter Organ Company will have a public open house from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 9 at 1220 Timberedge Road.

In addition to an open shop with explanations of the pipe organ production process, a Reuter instrument will be assembled and playing.

Internationally known organists will demonstrate the new organ with mini-recitals. The organ they will be playing is headed to the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln, Neb.

Organists are John Weaver, chair of the organ departments at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Juilliard School in New York City and director of music and organist at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, 1:30 p.m.; Tong-Soon Kwak, professor of music at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, and organist at the Torch Center in Seoul, 2 p.m.; John Obetz, adjunct associate professor of music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music, and retired principal organist with the RLDS World Headquarters in Independence, Mo., 2:45 p.m.; Murray Foreman, director of music and organist at the First Presbyterian Church, Lincoln, Neb., 3:30 p.m.; and Wolfgang Seifen, organist at the Marienbasilika in Kevelaer, Germany, and professor of music at the University of the Arts in Berlin, 4:15 p.m.

KU student wins classical piano award

Kansas University student Melanie Hadley received the $3,000 Mildred Minvielle Memorial Award for classical piano at the National Society of Arts and Letters Piano Competition.

Hadley, who attended the St. Louis Symphony Music School, represented the St. Louis chapter of NSAL at the national competition May 17 in Boca Raton, Fla.

Archaeologist to talk about excavations

Kansas City, Mo. � Archaeologist Mark Lehner will give the lecture "The Lost City of the Pyramids" at 7 p.m. Friday in Atkins Auditorium at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St.

For the past 14 years, Lehner and his Giza Mapping Project team have been excavating land surrounding the pyramids. They have uncovered evidence of a major urban site that supported a force of thousands of builders. Their findings contradict ancient accounts that thousands of slaves built the Great Pyramid.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Ottawa venue lists performance season

Ottawa � Country singer Andy Griggs will open the 2002-2003 entertainment season at Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, Third and Hickory streets.

Griggs, whose latest album "Freedom" has spawned such hits as "Tonight I Want to Be Your Man" and "How Cool is That," will perform Sept. 28.

The rest of the lineup includes:

� Branson Country USA Series: The Braschler Music Show, Oct. 26; The Jim Owen Show, Jan. 18; and The Ozark Mountain Jubilee, March 1.

� Main Event Series: Kansas Brass Quintet's "Old Time Band in the Park," November 9; magic and illusion by Eric Vaughn, February 1; and measurexmeasure, April 5.

� Youth Matinee Series: "Stuart Little," by the Seem-To-Be Players, Oct. 9; "The Hobbit," by Wichita Children's Theatre, Nov. 19; "Jack and the Beanstalk," by Wichita Children's Theatre, Feb. 11; and Bluestem and Judy Coder, March 11.

In addition, a gospel show will be offered Dec. 7 as an OMA Board fund-raiser and a spring country concert will be May 3.

The season membership drive will be Aug. 5-23 for the general public. Individual tickets will go on sale two to three weeks prior to each show.

Edgerton celebrates frontier heritage

Edgerton � Edgerton Frontier Days will be Wednesday-Saturday and feature a concert, carnival rides, crafts, gunfighters and other outdoor activities at Edgerton City Lake Park.

Singer Lorena Prater and the Western Reunion will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children under 10.

Carnival rides open at 6 p.m. each day. A $14 ticket covers all rides on Wednesday and Thursday.

Gunsmoke and Petticoats, a group of 10 Missouri and 11 Kansas champion gunfighters, will perform at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the park.


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