Arts notes

Arts Center receives $5,000 theatre grant

The Douglas County Community Foundation has given the Lawrence Arts Center $5,000 to help its Summer Youth Theatre program.

During Summer Youth Theatre, students are trained in all aspects of the theater by recognized professionals. Every student is guaranteed to be cast in a show and has the opportunity to work on lighting, scenery, costumes, publicity and other technical aspects of production.

The Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., provides "arts experiences" to 95,000 people annually. It offers arts programming to more than 7,000 students of all ages.

The Douglas County Community Foundation was organized to promote, receive and manage gifts made to assist the people of Douglas County.

SUA to hold forum on death penalty

Student Union Activities will hold an open forum on capital punishment Tuesday at the Kansas Union.

The discussion will follow a screening of the film "Dancer in the Dark," starring Icelandic singer Bjork.

The screening and discussion will be in the Hawks Nest on Level 1 of the Kansas Union. The event is free and open to the public.

Argentinean pianist traces tango's evolution

An Argentinean pianist visiting Kansas University this week will play a program that highlights the Tango composers of her native country.

Estela Telerman will play a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Swarthout Recital Hall. Admission is free.

The program will focus on the Tango composers of Argentina, most notably Ernesto Drangosch (1882-1948), Carlos López Buchardo (1881-1948), Irma Urteaga (1929-) and Juan Manuel Abras (1975-). Telerman uses the program to trace the evolution of the tango.

Telerman was born in Buenos Aires and studied piano both in Argentina and the United States. Since 1992, she has been a member of Sine Nomine Trio. She was formerly a professor at the University of Buenos Aires and currently teaches at the National University Institute of Art.

Civic choir invited to sing at state level

The 115-voice Lawrence Civic Choir has been invited to sing at the Kansas Choral Directors Assn.'s convention July 10 in Topeka.

It will be the first community choir ever to sing for this event, which is attended by professional choral directors from Kansas and surrounding states.

The choir's director, Steve Eubank, is one of three educators chosen to conduct a series of reading sessions of high school choral repertoire during the national convention of the American Choral Directors Assn. this month in New York City. More than 4,000 choral directors from around the world will attend.

Eubank is director of choral activities at Topeka High School and is repertoire and standards chairman for the Southwest Division of ACDA.

KU student vocalists to entertain at luncheon

A musical tribute honoring 50-year members of the University Women's Club will be performed by Natalie Ralston and Evan Grosshans.

The Kansas University students in voice and theatre will perform "Heartsongs" at noon Thursday in the Kansas Union during a luncheon program for members and guests.

Ralston was chosen as Miss Lawrence 2000 and recently completed serving as Miss Northeast Kansas and Southwest Kansas. Grosshans is in his junior year as a National Merit Scholar.

Professor to perform recital on flute

Kansas University professor of flute John Boulton will perform a free recital Wednesday at Swarthout Recital Hall.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Boulton will be assisted by colleagues Elaine Brewer, harp; Joyce Castle, mezzo-soprano; Alice Downs, piano; Elaine Koenig, violin; Robert Koenig, harpsichord and piano; Edward Laut, cello; and Larry Maxey, clarinet.

Highlights of the program include: Promenades for flute, violin and harpsichord, by Bohuslav Martinu; Trio in E Minor, op. 45, for piano, flute and cello, by Louise Farrenc; Duo, for flute and clarinet, by David Liptak; "The Hibiee-Jibiees" by Marco Granados; and "I Remember," music by Michael Cohen, text by Enid Futterman.

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