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Brian Lynch touts fine arts season on radio

Brian Lynch touts fine arts season on radio

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Tune in to WERV-FM 95.9 "The River" before 9 a.m. today, Monday, Aug. 30, to hear Fine Arts Director Brian Lynch talk about the upcoming Sesquicentennial Fine Arts Season. Brian will be on the Scott Mackay in the Morning program as it broadcasts live from Tassos restaurant in downtown Naperville. Brian will talk about some of the artists performing this season, which features the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Leann Rimes, Blues Traveler, Frankie Valli and much more.


Authors in Smart Chicks Kick It Tour to appear in Wentz Concert Hall

Six prolific writers have organized their own first-time-ever tour, independent of their various publishers and will speak at North Central.

North Central College welcomes six of the most talked-about authors of paranormal romance in the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour on the College's Naperville campus at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22. The event is co-hosted with Anderson's Bookshop.

The tour will feature Alyson Noël of the "Immortals" series, Kelley Armstrong of "Tales of the Otherworld" series, Melissa Marr of "Wicked Lovely" series, Jackson Pearce of "Sisters Red," Jennifer Lynn Barnes of "Raised by Wolves" and Carrie Ryan of "Dead Tossed Waves."

A Day to Remember

 

October 18, 2008, was a day of historical significance for North Central College, as faculty, trustees, donors, alumni, student performers and community guests witnessed the official dedication of the Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center. The formal procession was accompanied by “Joyful Noise,” original music for the occasion composed by Stephen Sturk ’72.

New exhibit opens Aug. 27 in Schoenherr Art Gallery

New exhibit opens Aug. 27 in Schoenherr Art Gallery

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An e-media artist, Heather Freeman will showcase her multimedia exhibit “Personal Demons,” Aug. 27-Sept. 26, in North Central’s Schoenherr Art Gallery. Her images combine human and animal forms using print, drawing, painting, photography and other media. They explore the language and symbolic forms of science and their intersection with mythic, religious and popular iconography. Freeman is an assistant professor of digital media at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte, where she teaches digital print, animation, video, installation and drawing.


"Charlotte's Web" comes to life with two matinees Oct. 24

North Central College will feature "Charlotte's Web," a treasured children's play based on the book by E.B. White, with two matinee performances.

North Central College will feature "Charlotte's Web," a treasured children's play based on the book by E.B. White, with two matinee performances at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24.

"The Producers" opens Aug. 6, starring students, local actors

"The Producers" opens Aug. 6, starring students, local actors

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Mel Brooks’ comedic masterpiece “The Producers" takes the Pfeiffer Hall stage this weekend, featuring some 80 community and student actors with direction by Fine Arts Director Brian Lynch. The story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be a success. The 1968 film of the same name earned Brooks an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.


October concert with Ethan Bortnick is postponed

Pianist Ethan Bortnick, the child prodigy who's taking the entertainment world by storm, will perform during the 2010-2011 season at North Central College.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED until Friday, Jan. 14, 2011.

Pianist Ethan Bortnick, the child prodigy who's taking the entertainment world by storm, will perform during the 2010-2011 season at North Central College.

Age 9 and gifted with talent well beyond his years, Ethan seamlessly brings to life some of music's most well-known classics from every era and genre, entertaining crowds with a repertoire that spans from Bach and Mozart to disco, jazz, pop and rock songs.

Sol y Canto performs spirited Latin music Oct. 1

The award-winning ensemble Sol y Canto will perform its trademark Latin-flavored songs filled with poetry and energy Oct. 1 at North Central College.

The award-winning ensemble Sol y Canto will perform its trademark Latin-flavored songs filled with poetry and energy Oct. 1 at North Central College.

Artist Chun Arthur Wang featured in Oesterle Library Gallery exhibit

North Central College will host the exhibit, “The Other Side of the Earth,” by artist Chun Arthur Wang Sept. 5 through Oct. 14.

North Central College will host the exhibit, “The Other Side of the Earth,” by artist Chun Arthur Wang Sept. 5 through Oct. 14 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St.

Wang is associate professor of fine arts at Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, where he teaches drawing and watercolor. He has exhibited work in China, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the the United States. His works are held in private and public collections, including the China National Museum of Fine Arts in Beijing, University of Colorado and the Ohio Statehouse.

"H.M.S. Pinafore" sets sail this weekend in Madden Theatre

"H.M.S. Pinafore" sets sail this weekend in Madden Theatre

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North Central’s second Summer Music Theatre production, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore,” opens Thursday, July 29, for four weekend performances. Director Matt Boresi ’97, lecturer of theatre, brings a new twist to this classic hit, incorporating original dialog that had been dropped. The story of “H.M.S.” takes place aboard a British naval vessel in the 1840s and is a love story between members of different social classes.


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