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Pianist Phil Fortenberry performs cabaret show Jan. 22 at North Central College

Piano soloist and improv artist Philip Fortenberry showcases a wide range of musical genres Jan. 22 at North Central College.

Pianist Philip Fortenberry will perform a cabaret-style show, titled “Give My Regards,” Jan. 22 at North Central College.

As a versatile piano soloist and improvisational artist, Fortenberry encompasses a wide range of musical genres, bringing a distinctive style of playing to his music. His entertaining interpretations of classical and popular favorites, along with new music created specifically for the audience in attendance, have garnered him critical acclaim as a must-see, must-hear and must-experience showman.

Wis gives keynote address, leads session at conference of music educators

Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts
Ramona Wis, North Central College’s Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor of music, was keynote speaker and session presenter at conference.

Ramona M. Wis, North Central College’s Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor and chair of music, was keynote speaker and a session presenter at the British Columbia Music Educators Association conference, titled “Forte 2011: Growing Strong in Music Education,” in Richmond, British Columbia, Oct. 20-22.

Tribune critic praises new show starring North Central theatre alum Peter Sipla

North Central College theatre alumnus Peter Sipla ’07 is starring in a production of “Maple and Vine” through Dec. 4 at Next Theatre in Evanston.

North Central College theatre alumnus Peter Sipla ’07 is starring in a production of “Maple and Vine” through Dec. 4 at Next Theatre in Evanston.

North Central College alumna’s work at Naper Settlement featured

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Lauren Visher, a 2007 alumna of North Central College, is featured in The Naperville Sun for her work with Naper Settlement.

Oct. 10, 2011—Lauren Visher, a 2007 alumna of North Central College, is featured in The Naperville Sun for her work with Naper Settlement.

Visher spoke about her work as part of The Sun’s “Five Questions” feature. She said as a young girl, she enjoyed volunteering at the Settlement and giving tours. She graduated from Naperville Central High School and majored in musical theatre at North Central.

She enjoys her work as special events coordinator at Naperville’s “living history museum.”

North Central College students stage contemporary comedy “Distracted” Oct. 20-23

North Central College presents “Distracted,” a comedy about parents, children, doctors and their search for a diagnosis of their child’s illness.

North Central College presents “Distracted,” a thought-provoking comedy about parents and the tough choices they face.

Four performances of “Distracted” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 21 and 22 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College students perform Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls”

North Central College students will perform Frank Loesser’s Tony Award-winning classic “Guys and Dolls” Nov. 3-6, 9 and 12.

North Central College students will stage six performances of Frank Loesser’s Tony Award-winning favorite “Guys and Dolls” in early November.

Oct. 21 music faculty performance to include piece written by local resident

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An Oct. 21 performance by members of North Central College’s music faculty will include a piece written by a local resident.

Oct. 11, 2011—An Oct. 21 performance by members of North Central College’s music faculty will include a piece written by a local resident.

The free performance begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in North Central College’s Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St. No tickets are required.

Will Allan '09

Will Allan was named among the seven Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater by Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones. “What do they have in common? Talent. Artistry. And a desire to entertain Chicago and beyond. You’ll be seeing them around,” Jones writes. He summarizes Allan’s career this way: Allan first attracted attention when he appeared in “The History Boys” at TimeLine Theatre, a production that launched several Chicago careers.

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