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Jazz icon Herbie Hancock to perform Oct. 29 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall

Modern music marvel Herbie Hancock transcends music genres and limitations when he performs Oct. 29 at North Central College.

Herbie Hancock, the iconic jazz pianist and multiple Grammy Award-winner, will perform his eclectic take on modern music Oct. 29 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall as part of the first solo tour of his legendary career.

Hancock is a powerful influence in acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B music. His career spans five decades, his recordings have earned 12 Grammy Awards and he continues to amaze audiences with his energetic live performances.

Latin choir Schola Cantorum de Venezuela to perform Oct. 26 at North Central College

Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, the premier touring chorus of Latin America, comes to Wentz Concert Hall Oct. 26.

Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, the premier touring chorus of Latin America, will perform Oct. 26 in North Central College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall.

Schola Cantorum de Venezuela is one of the most important choral societies to emerge as part of the growing choral movement in Latin America. The choir performs a broad range of works, and its repertoire includes works by Spanish, Italian, French and English Renaissance, contemporary Venezuelan and universal composers.

North Central College honors Peace Corps administrator with Outstanding Alumni Award

North Central College is honoring Esther Benjamin, associate director for global operations for the Peace Corps, with a 2011 Outstanding Alumni Award.

This is the second of five weekly installments profiling individuals who will receive Alumni Awards & Recognition on Nov. 11 during North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming Celebration.

Oct. 10, 2011—North Central College is honoring Esther Benjamin of Mitchellville, Md., with a 2011 Outstanding Alumni Award.

North Central College biology alumna making career in avian research

Dana Ripper, a 1998 biology alumna of North Central College, is making a career of avian research, conservation and education.

Dana Ripper, a 1998 biology alumna of North Central College, is making a career of avian research, conservation and education.

The Naperville Sun recently featured Ripper and her work with the Missouri River Bird Observatory, an organization she co-founded.

North Central College alumnus appointed assistant chief of staff to Aurora mayor

Rick Guzman, a 1999 alumnus of North Central College, has been named assistant chief of staff to Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner.

Rick Guzman, a 1999 alumnus of North Central College, has been named assistant chief of staff to Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner.

Guzman’s prior experience includes extensively working to serve low-income Aurora residents through such agencies as the Emmanuel House Community Development Corp., which he founded.

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 welcomes Sesquicentennial author Philippa Gregory Oct. 23

North Central College will host a talk by Philippa Gregory Oct. 23 as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

North Central College will host a talk by Philippa Gregory Oct. 23 as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

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.

Jazz trumpeter Doug Scharf performs Nov. 4 at North Central College

Acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Doug Scharf performs Nov. 4 in the Madden Theatre.

Trumpeter and acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Doug Scharf performs Nov. 4 in the College’s intimate Madden Theatre.

“An Evening with Jazz Trumpeter Doug Scharf” begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $12/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College honors Col. Stephen Taylor with Outstanding Alumni Award

North Central College is honoring Col. Stephen Taylor of Lexington Park, Md., with a 2011 Outstanding Alumni Award.

This is the first of five weekly installments profiling individuals who will receive Alumni Awards & Recognition on Nov. 11 during North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming Celebration.

Oct. 4, 2011—North Central College is honoring Col. Stephen Taylor of Lexington Park, Md., with a 2011 Outstanding Alumni Award.

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