The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 2, 1997 · Page 27
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THE SALINA JOURNAL encore! FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1997 D3 Music Jazz band to play for Art a la Carte The Salina South High Jazz Band will perform for this week's Art a la Carte at 12:20 p.m. today in Campbell Plaza, 100 block of South Santa Fe. The performance will include "In the Mood," "Little Brown Jug," "A String of Pearls," "St. Louis Blues" and "New Orleans Portrait." Art a la Carte is a free concert series presented by the Salina Arts and Humanities Commission. Concert-goers can bring a brown-bag lunch or buy lunch from a downtown restaurant. In case of bad weather, the concert will be in the Memorial Hall lobby. Bethany Symphonic Band to perform LINDSBORG — The Bethany Symphonic Band will play at 3 p.m. Sunday in Presser Hall Auditorium. Seniors Eric Urban, Dodge City, and Phil Merz, Lindsborg, also will conduct numbers. The program will include a performance of "Trail of Tears" by Kansas composer James Barnes. Also performing will be the Bethany Brass Quintet. There is no admission charge. Bethany jazz group offers spring concert tlNDSBORG — The Bethany College Jazz Ensemble will perform its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Presser Hall Auditorium. The group will perform works from the '40s through the '90s. New this year is vocalist Valerie Unruh, a Quinter sophomore who will add her vocal stylings to Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies." Admission to the hourlong program is free. Opera Workshop Class gives final performance LINDSBORG — "It's a Grand Night for Singing," a presentation by the Opera Workshop Class, will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Presser, Hall Auditorium on the Bethany College campus. •The evening will offer concert opera selections by the Opera Workshop Chorus, solos, duets afld small ensembles with works by such composers as Verdi, Mozart, Puccini, Menotti, Loesser and Bernstein. The workshop is led by Rebecca Copley, guest artist in residence in voice at Bethany. Adjunct instructor Linda Newfield is the accompanist. Folk-rocker to play at Lindsborg coffeehouse LINDSBORG — Progressive folk-rock performer Steve Unruh, Newton, will appear at 9 p.m. today at the Coffeehouse of Lindsborg. Unruh plays guitar, violin and percussion and sings. He will perform all original material, including songs from his CD, "Believe." Music from two eras planned at coffeehouse -DOWNS — Two acts will be featured at 7:30 p.m. May 10 for the Downs Unplugged Coffeehouse at the Talks of the Town Restaurant. The Edgar Hake Trio featuring the Modernaiers Plus One will perform at 7:30 p.m. Hake, the pianist at the Harvey Hotel, Wichita, will play with the Moder- najers Plus One, a group of professional singers from Beloit, Tipton, Sylvan Grove and Hunter who harmonize on numbers from the '40s and '50s. - .At 8:30 p.m., Shantel Ringler, a high school junior from Sylvan Grove, will perform her original songs and Faith Hill tunes. -'••'The performances are free, but donations will be accepted. Vivaldi's 'Gloria' to be offered in Hillsboro ; HILLSBORO — The Tabor College Oratorio Chorus and Chamber Orchestra will present Vivaldi's "Gloria" during a concert at 7 BRIEFLY for adults. Children under 12 are T MUSIC admitted free. For more information, call the Heritage Center at 913-263-2681 or the Farmer's and Drover's gallery at 913-263-0240. p.m. Sunday at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Featured soloists include students Audra Megert, Hugoton; Jonelle Unruh, Hillsboro; Julia Schroeder, Collinsville, Okla.; Ginny Garrean, Omaha, Neb.; and Debbie Armbruster, Lindsborg. The concert is free. Tabor Symphonic Band to present concert HILLSBORO — The Tabor College Symphonic Band will present its home concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Tabor's Chapel-Auditorium. The concert will feature well- known hymns, marches and the music of George Gershwin. The event is free and open to the public. Great Society Singers offer annual show . CONCORDIA — The Great Society Singers of Cloud County Community College will perform the "Concert at Home" at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Brown Grand Theater. Special guest performers are Great Society alumni from 196667,1976-77 and 1986-87. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for high-school and college students, $1 for students in grades 5 through 8, and free for younger children. clips and a feature-length movie with legendary cowboy stars in the theater. Saturday will begin with a 9:30 a.m. panel discussion with veteran cowboys, ranchers and rodeo riders, including former Marlboro Man Wayne Dunafon, Westmoreland. From noon to 1:30 p.m., amateurs can take the mike to perform songs, poems or stories, then the professional poets and storytellers take over from 2 to 4:30 p.m. After a barbecue dinner, the "Wild West Cowboy Vaudeville Follies" will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday will include a salute to mothers with a Mother's Day brunch followed by an Old West fashion show. Tickets are $15 for Saturday or $28 for Saturday and Sunday. For ticket orders or a weekend guide, call the theater at 1-800-899-1893. stedt Library. Theater Lectures Chapman seniors to present Class Night CHAPMAN — Chapman High School Seniors will show that "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" in the 71st annual Class Night on Thursday and May 10 and 11. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Thursday and May 10 and 2:30 p.m. May 11. The production will center around "Games Children Play" — sports, children's and relationship games. Seniors will play dress up for the boys' number, "Big Girls Don't Cry," and pajamas will be worn for the girls' song, "Matchmaker." Tickets are $3 in advance and $4 at the door. Festivals Old Mill will operate during annual Millfest LINDSBORG — The wheels, belts and pulleys will turn again on Lindsborg's Old Mill during the mill museum's annual Millfest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Professional millers will direct operations as visitors take tours of the 1898 mill in action. The Smoky Valley Roller Mill operated from 1898 to 1955, shipping flour across the world. Also during the celebration, artisans will demonstrate crafts such as quilting, spinning, rug making, weaving, rope making, pottery, bobbin lace, tatting, wheat weaving, wood carving and blacksmithing. Regional musicians will provide entertainment. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 through 12 and free for children under age 6. Admission includes a mill tour for people ages 13 and older. A viewing area outside the mill is available for those under 13. For information, call 913-2273595. Cowboy festival to be staged in Wamego WAMEGO — The Old West will come alive again at the 1997 Flint Hills Cowboy Festival on May 911 at The Columbian Theatre, Museum and Art Center, Wamego. The weekend kicks off from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday with a social hour in the Old Columbian Watering Hole (the McAninch Lobby). Film historian John Birdeno, Little River, will host a discussion on the west, followed by film Programs planned for Chinese art exhibit Three programs are planned next week in conjunction with the "New Art in China, Post-1989" exhibit at the Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe. Center Director Saralyn Reece Hardy will present two talks Tuesday on how artists present the body and its processes in their works. At noon Tuesday, Hardy will lead a walk through the exhibit and discuss "What's New?" in contemporary art. The walk is free. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, she will present a lecture and slide presentation, "What's Taboo?," which deals with the question, "How are artists working with ideas, objects and subjects that are felt to be essentially private and culturally taboo?" Artist Gu Wenda, New York, will present a slide lecture considering his body of work at 7:30 p.m. May 9. Gu graduated from Shanghi School of Arts and Crafts in 1976 and received a master of fine arts from the China National Academy of Fine Arts in 1981, where he taught until leaving China in 1987. Gu is working on a 10-year United Nations project that will result in 25 "national monuments" made of human hair. He describes his work as being "linked to a fascination with taboos." The cost of both evening programs is $3. Call the art center, 827-1431, to register. Author to speak on Kansas ghosts LINDSBORG — The author of a book on Kansas ghosts will tell legends and stories at 7 p.m. Monday in Lindquist Hall of the Bethany College library. Lisa Hefner Heitz, Topeka, has written "Haunted Kansas: Ghost Legends and Other Odd Tales," which will be published in October by the University Press of Kansas, Lawrence. "The Salina Central High School Stage Ghost," "The Albino Woman" from Topeka and "The Hamburger Man" and "The Ghost ' of Ida Day," both from Hutchinson, may be some of the featured legends in her program. Hefner Heitz is a freelance writer and journalist who began researching Kansas legends while working on her masters thesis about "The Albino Woman." The book includes stories on 60 legends, and Hefner Heitz is gathering more stories for a sequel. The free program is sponsored by the Bethany College Waller- 'Molly Sweeney' set at McPherson College McPHERSON — "Molly Sweeney," a play by contemporary Irish playwright Brian Friel, will be performed this weekend by the McPherson College Theater Department. Performances will be at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the college's Brown Auditorium. The play, which premiered on Broadway in 1995, is a true story about a blind woman who regains her sight through surgery. Reservations are required. A dinner theater will be offered at each performance. For reservations, call the college box office at 316-241-0742, ext. 1211. Will Rogers show planned in Abilene ABILENE — "Will Rogers, Live!," a performance by Cy Eberhart, will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Eisenhower Library auditorium. Eberhart's one-man show includes the humor of one of America's greatest satirists, but also answers the questions of what's happening to our society and what can we do about it. Eberhart, a native of LaCrosse, has been a minister and hospital chaplain. He lives in Salem, Ore., and has performed his Rogers show throughout the nation. Tickets for the one-hour event are $8 for adults and $5 for children age 17 and under. For information, call the Eisenhower Center at 913-263-4751. Miscellaneous Animals to be blessed Sunday in Sunset Park To mark the beginning of Be Kind to Animals Week, the Saline County Humane Association will sponsor a Blessing of the Animals at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sunset Park Gazebo. Animal treats will be available. During the week, activities will include school talks by veterinarians; visits to veterinary clinics; distribution of videotapes to schools; and presentations about the selection and care of pets and city, county and state care requirements. Western art exhibit benefits Chisholm Trail ABILENE — The Dickinson County Historical Society and the Farmer's and Drover's Art Gallery are the hosts of a western art exhibit Saturday and Sunday at the Abilene Civic Center, 201 N.W. Second. The exhibit of paintings, pottery and sculpture will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Among the artwork will be paintings by Bill Shank, whose paintings are in collections of John Wayne and former presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush. A limited edition print of the 1867 Drover's Cottage as painted by artist Mike Boss will be available. The print sells for $50 and artist's proofs for $75. The prints are being sold as a fund-raiser for the 130th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. A pre-show grand opening for Dickinson County Historical Society and Arts Council of Dickinson County members will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Admission to the exhibit is $1 Bus trips offered to Wichita, Arkansas The Salina Parks and Recreation Department is offering two bus trips in May. The first outing is a day trip to a matinee performance of "The Music Man" on Thursday at the Crown-Uptown Dinner Theatre in Wichita. The cost is $30 a person and includes round-trip motor- coach transportation, a buffet luncheon and the performance. The bus will leave the east parking lot of the Bicentennial Center at 9:30 a.m. and return late in the afternoon. The Frontier Heritage Tour offers a three-day scenic tour May 911 to Fort Smith and Van Buren, Ark. The trip includes a visit to the Fort Smith National Historic Site, a musical comedy by Miss - Laura's Players, a train ride on the Ozark Scenic Railway and a cruise on the Frontier Belle Riverboat. The fees range from $177 to $273 a person, depending upon room occupancy from one to four. The fee includes transportation, two nights lodging at the Fort Smith Hampton Inn, all tours, admissions and shows, and five meals. The registration deadline for both trips is today. Registration can be made at the Parks and Recreation office, room 100, City- County Building. Fees must be paid at the time of registration. Readers can subscribe to Salina magazine Salina, Discover the Crossroads, a magazine published by the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, is now available by subscription. Discover the Crossroads is published four times a year. It features articles by local writers intended to promote people, places, events and points of interest in the Salina area. Until now, the magazine was available at Kansas Visitor Information Centers, local motels and selected outlets in and around Salina. To subscribe, call 825-6789 or send a check for $9.97 to Salina, Discover the Crossroads, in care of Nelson/Weis Inc., P.O. Box 1183, Salina 67402-1183. From Staff Reports Old Blue Eyes wins honor from Congress By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Congress is bestowing its highest civilian award on Frank Sinatra and the 81-year-old performer says he is touched by the honor. Sinatra, whose entertainment career spans six decades, will receive the Congressional Gold Medal. "I am truly quite moved and deeply honored by this marvelous recognition and happily share the Congressional Gold Medal with the talented people with whom I've worked," he said. "Today, as a proud American, Congress may have brought a tear to my eyes, but that lofty institution has also made me very, very happy." Sinatra, who was at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home at the time of the House vote Tuesday, said he never imagined receiving honors from Congress when he began work as a waiter in his native New Jersey. Sinatra, who suffered an apparent heart attack in January, launched his solo singing career in 1942. He also has produced, directed or appeared in more than 50 movies and has won many major awards. Bethany College Dr. David J. Higbee, director in Concert Tuesday, May 6, 1997 Presser Auditorium Bethany College Campus 7:30 - Free Featuring the music of: Count Basle Tommy Dorsoy Stan Kenton and other* Plan to Attend: Wild Bill Hickok High School Rodeo Saturday May 3 & Sunday May 4 | Central Kan»a* Free Fair Ground* Eisenhower Park, Abilene Performance Time: 1:30pm Slack Time: 9:30am Cutting date: May 3 9 8:00 am Bill Jamas Arena Announcer: Kyle Elwood Stock Contractor: J.C Rodeo Company Concessions Saturday & Sunday at arena Breakfast starting at 7:00 am Voted Kansas High School Rodeo of the Yearl 994 & 1996 Sponsored by The Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Committee. Salina Store Only Puces good through May Ibl 1997 We Do The G«4 Rewewia ike 70'd? Bctt ftttuu, t)i»w. duiitum Fe, Wwefe Tke Gout Timed At Swiie? G«4 Fw4, & Tke Bwt Fwufci* D"u«k» IK T«wt! SONIC DRIVE-IN 310 SOUTH SANTA FE f utmcj nV»Yfin Jtiit UA r% 3*1 & HH 4*Jt Ft* Oi* Enjoy Eagle Country 99KG Live Remote Saturday May 3rd ; 12pm-4pm. Bring the family -- enjoy the Sonic Characters rs who win be handing out goodies for (he children. We will also have a juke box with 70'i music. Come join the run, we're looking forward to seeing you! Based on the best-selling book series from Scholastic and the hit TV show on PBS. Sunday, May 4th Central Mall, Salina^ 3 Shows 1:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M. Sponsored by: > @ Southwestern B«U -. W,- R r^,. i • suw»«Mi >*RSv. — ""Saliiia Journal sssfigys.91 iv*a,,.

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