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Celebrate the ‘25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ with North Central College

North Central College students direct and perform the musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” March 1-4.

Students will direct and perform the popular musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” March 1-4 at North Central College.

The musical will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 1, 2 and 3 and at 2 p.m. March 4 in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Soulful program highlights Black History Month

Henry Pleas, tenor
North Central College features “Deep River: A Spiritual Journey”—a live musical and narrative program about African slaves before the Civil War—on Feb. 23.

On Feb. 23 during Black History Month, North Central College will feature “Deep River: A Spiritual Journey,” a live musical presentation and original narrative about African slaves who lived along the Great River before the Civil War.

The free program will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in North Central’s Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St., Naperville.

Self-Employment in the Arts Conference Feb. 24-25 helps careers of aspiring artists

Participants will learn how to run their own businesses as artists Feb. 24-25 during North Central College's Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

College and high school students, educators and adults who aspire to be self-employed artists will gain valuable information about running their own businesses as artists Feb. 24-25, 2012 when North Central College hosts the 12th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

Experience Spanish culture during annual Flamenco Festival

Chiara Mangiameli, featured flamenco artist at festival
During February, North Central College hosts its annual Flamenco Festival, featuring rhythmic music, dance, films and photography from Spanish culture.

During the month of February, North Central College will host the fifth annual Flamenco Festival that showcases the emotive, rhythmic music and dance from Spanish culture. Several events are planned—including dance classes, films, a lecture and photography exhibit. All are open to the public and most are free.

The Flamenco Festival presents the following events:

North Central College ensembles ‘Explore the Sound’ Feb. 24

North Central College invites listeners to hear several of the College’s choral and instrumental ensembles in “Explore the Sound IV: Untraveled Worlds.”

North Central College presents “Explore the Sound IV: Untraveled Worlds” in identical Feb. 22 and 24 concerts that invite listeners to hear several of the College’s choral and instrumental ensembles and discover the stunning acoustics of Wentz Concert Hall.

Oesterle Library displays faculty publications, history of library

Oesterle Library displays faculty publications, history of library

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During winter term, North Central’s Oesterle Library will feature publications by 10 faculty members and the history of Oesterle Library. The displays are showcased in the library’s lobby.

Community Publications
•    Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education. “Polish Americans” and “Progressive Era, 1900-1920” in Sports in America: from Colonial Times to the Twenty-first Century: an Encyclopedia, 2011.



North Central to host free panel discussion Jan. 19 on making a living in the arts

Janet Bloch
North Central College invites aspiring artists and entrepreneurs to a free panel discussion Jan. 19 on “Making it in the Arts.”

Please note, the location of the panel discussion has changed to Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave.

North Central College faculty and alumni featured in art exhibit Jan. 13 - March 4

Multimedia artwork showcasing North Central College faculty and alumni talent displayed in exhibit from Jan. 13 through March 4.

Multimedia artwork by North Central College faculty and alumni will be featured in the exhibit “Vantage Point” Jan. 13 through March 4.

The exhibit highlights the works of alumni who were students of Associate Professor of Art Barry Skurkis, whose own artwork also is featured in the display.

DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents “Heroic and Hopeful” at North Central College

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra celebrates all that is America with “Heroic and Hopeful,” Feb. 12 and 13 at North Central College.

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra will perform the multimedia concert “Heroic and Hopeful” Feb. 12 and 13 at North Central College.

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra (DSO) celebrates all that is America with its centerpiece performance of the season, “Heroic and Hopeful.” Audience members will experience the diversity of traditions that have blended together as families and cultures have intertwined over the years. 

Blanchet plays percussion in local musical

George Blanchet, lecturer in music
George Blanchet, North Central College percussionist and lecturer in music, plays percussion in Paramount Theater’s show “A Chorus Line” through Feb. 5.

George Blanchet, percussionist and lecturer in music, is playing percussion in the Paramount Theater production of “A Chorus Line” with performances through Feb. 5. The smash hit features music written by famed composer Marvin Hamlisch and boasts nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Blanchet has been teaching percussion at North Central since 1998 and directs the Percussion Ensemble at North Central.

 

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