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North Central College exhibits black and white photography by alumnus

"Waterfall" by photographer Jon Balke ’69
North Central College presents “In the Absence of Color,” an exhibit of silver-based black and white photography by alumnus Jon Balke Nov. 20-Jan. 5.

Silver-based black and white photographs by artist and North Central College alumnus Jon W. Balke will be on display Nov. 20 through Jan. 5 in an exhibit titled “In the Absence of Color.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. An artist reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, where guests can meet Balke and discuss his work. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Celtic Woman performs holiday favorites Dec. 17 at North Central College

Irish musical sensation Celtic Woman will perform its famed holiday collection Dec. 17 at North Central College.

Celtic Woman performs its critically acclaimed holiday show “A Christmas Celebration—The Symphony Tour” Dec. 17 at North Central College.

The Celtic Woman performance begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $80, $70 and $65; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Organic Theater Company stages “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” at North Central College

Chicago’s Organic Theater Company brings holiday show “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” to Naperville for five performances at North Central College

Chicago’s Organic Theater Company brings its fan-favorite holiday show “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” to Naperville in December for five performances at North Central College.

“Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” is a funny and moving work that brings the ghost of Jacob Marley out of the shadows and into the spotlight to tell his version of the Dickens classic. Written by award-winning playwright, actor and director Tom Mula, this fanciful tour of Marley’s afterlife and his assignment to redeem Scrooge and himself is a delightful holiday show.

Artwork by local teachers on exhibit in Meiley-Swallow Hall

Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.
North Central College exhibits artwork by 20 art teachers in Naperville Community Unit School District 203 in campus gallery Nov. 4-Jan. 5.

Nov. 4, 2011—Works by 20 art teachers in Naperville Community Unit School District 203 are featured in an exhibit at North Central College.

The “District 203 Faculty Art Show” opens Nov. 4 and runs through Jan. 5 in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Artists will greet visitors during an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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.

Pianist Jim Brickman performs romantic classics Jan. 28 at North Central College

Contemporary pianist Jim Brickman brings an early Valentine’s Day with “An Evening of Romance” Jan. 28 at North Central College.

Contemporary pianist Jim Brickman delivers an early celebration of Valentine’s Day with “An Evening of Romance” Jan. 28 at North Central College.

Brickman has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations. Since the release of his debut album “No Words” in 1994, Brickman’s signature flair has distinguished him among best-selling solo piano artists.

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.

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