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College presents 22nd annual Gospel Extravaganza Jan. 23

A collection of choirs will perform rousing spiritual pieces Jan. 23 when North Central College presents its 22nd annual Gospel Extravaganza.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

A collection of choirs will perform rousing spiritual pieces Jan. 23 when North Central College presents its 22nd annual Gospel Extravaganza.

The Gospel Extravaganza is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults, $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit httphttp://www.northcentralcollege.edu/show.

Kid-friendly “Junie B. Jones” staged Feb. 6

Kids and adults alike will enjoy the stage presentation “Junie B. Jones” Feb. 6 at North Central College.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Kids and adults alike will enjoy the stage presentation “Junie B. Jones” Feb. 6 at North Central College.

Harlem Gospel Choir to perform Feb. 5 at North Central College

The world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir will present an inspirational performance North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu The world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir will present an inspirational performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The Harlem Gospel Choir, founded in 1986 by Allen Bailey, is a gathering of the finest singers and musicians from various black churches in Harlem. The choir travels the globe, sharing its joy of faith through its music and, whenever possible, raising funds for children’s charities.

Paintings of Midwest landscapes featured in exhibit

Paintings of Midwest landscapes featured in exhibit

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The exhibit “A Thousand Acres” opens Jan. 10 and features paintings and watercolors by artist Carole Hennessy, who’s been creating Midwest landscapes on canvas for more than 30 years. Her exhibit runs through Feb. 18 in the Gallery of Oesterle Library, with an artist’s reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10.


The Union hosts musicians, poets, speakers this winter

An award-winning poet, renowned civil rights leader, touring musicians and more headline at The Union in downtown Naperville this winter.

An award-winning poet, renowned civil rights leader, touring musicians and more headline at The Union in downtown Naperville this winter. Sponsored by North Central College's Christian Life Council, The Union is a venue gathering place that draws regular Friday night college-age crowds for spiritually significant expressions of music, film and art.

Vocalist Janice Borla kicks off 2010 Jazz Faculty Concert Series Jan. 13

The third Jazz Faculty Concert Series will feature jazz vocalist Janice Borla with pianist Frank Caruso, bassist Larry Kohut and drummer Jack Mouse.

North Central College will feature jazz vocalist Janice Borla in the third performance of the Jazz Faculty Concert Series on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Joining her will be guitarist John McLean, pianist Frank Caruso, bassist Larry Kohut and drummer Jack Mouse.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall 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 http://northcentralcollege.edu/show.

Cast of 25 prowls Pfeiffer Hall stage in “Cats”

Cast of 25 prowls Pfeiffer Hall stage in “Cats”

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Cats, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that won seven Tony Awards and enjoyed nearly 7,500 performances during its Broadway run, will be performed this weekend by students in North Central’s theatre department. Actors will dance, sing and prowl across the Pfeiffer Hall stage for five performances, Nov. 5-8. Cats is directed and choreographed by Fine Arts Director Brian Lynch, who performed in the show’s third national tour during the 1980s. Professor of Music Jeordano Martinez gives musical direction. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov.


Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center wins award

Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center wins award

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North Central College and Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center received a 2009 Design Award from the Precast/ Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), headquartered in Chicago. The award is an Honorable Mention for Best Public/Institutional Building.


Photography exhibit features Chicago’s urban landscape

Photography exhibit features Chicago’s urban landscape

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The College hosts an exhibit by photographer Michael Wolf in the Schoenherr Art Gallery at the Fine Arts Center through Oct. 2. His photographs of Chicago’s central downtown area focus on issues of voyeurism and the contemporary urban landscape in flux. The exhibit is free and open to the public and is made possible through a partnership between U.S. Equities and Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Photography.


Commencement 2009

“To ‘Be a Builder’ also means this: don’t ever be satisfied. Look at the world and see how you can improve it — in other words, ‘Be A Critic.’”
-Blair Kamin, Commencement Speaker

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