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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.

A Master at Work

Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock performed a mix of jazz standards and technological wizardry in Wentz Concert Hall.

Herbie Hancock joined the list of legendary artists to perform in Wentz Concert Hall when he delivered an eclectic mix of jazz standards and technological wizardry on Oct. 29.

The performance was a rare solo show by Hancock, who performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11 and who joined the band of jazz great Miles Davis at age 23.

“There’s a reason I waited until I was 71 years old to do a solo tour,” Hancock told the audience at the start of his show. “I like the interaction of playing with a band, the collaboration.”

The Manhattan Transfer performs two Christmas shows Dec. 4 at North Central College

The Manhattan Transfer will perform two shows of holiday music Dec. 4 at North Central College.

The Manhattan Transfer celebrates the holiday season with “Cool Yule—The Manhattan Transfer Swings Christmas,” a collection of familiar and well-loved holiday classics, Dec. 4 at North Central College.

Two Manhattan Transfer performances are set for 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $50 and $45; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Regis Philbin joins Sesquicentennial Author Series at North Central

Regis Philbin
Author, entertainer Regis Philbin will discuss his new memoir “How I Got This Way” Dec. 1 as part of North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series.

North Central College will host a talk by author, entertainer Regis Philbin Dec. 1 as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

Senior, alumna, faculty present art in juried exhibition

North Central College senior Giuseppe Pellicano, alumna Ali Urasky and faculty Christine Rabenold present artwork at Prak-sis Gallery in Chicago.

North Central College artists Giuseppe Pellicano ’12, alumna Ali Urasky ’11 and Christine Rabenold, assistant professor of art and student art gallery director, are among 17 artists displaying artwork at the Prak-sis Gallery in an exhibition titled “Knockout.” The exhibit runs Nov. 4-18 in the gallery located at 1917 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago.

Children’s book character Ramona Quimby takes the stage Dec. 3 at North Central College

North Central College on Dec. 3 presents “Ramona Quimby,” a musical theatre production based on the children’s book by Beverly Cleary.

North Central College welcomes children and families for two performances of “Ramona Quimby,” a musical theatre production based on the award-winning children’s book by Beverly Cleary.

Naperville Chorus to perform “Messiah” in Wentz Concert Hall

Naperville Chorus and Naperville Festival Orchestra will perform Mozart’s arrangement of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 3 at North Central College.

North Central College welcomes the Naperville Chorus and Naperville Festival Orchestra for a holiday performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s arrangement of George Frideric Handel’s best-known composition “Messiah” on Dec. 3.

DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents “Bold and Beautiful” Nov. 19 at North Central

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra performs second concert of the season featuring rising violinist Elena Urioste.

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra welcomes emerging violinist Elena Urioste in “Bold and Beautiful” Nov. 19 at North Central College.

As the second of five DuPage Symphony Orchestra (DSO) performances this season, “Bold and Beautiful” continues the celebration of great music, stupendous soloists and superb musicians, all under the masterful direction of Maestra Barbara Schubert. Schubert has been honored this year for her 25 years of services to the DSO.

Robert Bean shares his “Storylines” in Schoenherr Gallery art exhibit

Artwork by Robert Bean is featured in the exhibit “Storylines: From Past to Present” through Oct. 30 at North Central College.

Narrative artwork by Robert Bean is featured in the exhibit “Storylines: From Past to Present” Sept. 23 through Oct. 30 at North Central College.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

Chicago Sinfonietta premieres intergalactic concert Nov. 5 at North Central College

Music Director Mei-Ann Chen leads Chicago Sinfonietta’s world premiere of “Under the Night Sky” Nov. 5 at North Central College.

Music Director Mei-Ann Chen leads Chicago Sinfonietta’s world premiere of “Under the Night Sky” Nov. 5 at North Central College.

The performance is a multimedia experience that explores our place in the cosmos. The concert is the second event in Chicago Sinfonietta’s 2011-2012 season, its first season to feature North Central College as its new west suburban home.

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