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RG Productions' Fahrenheit 451 Radio Play Edition
Saturday, October 4   |   2 - 4 p.m.   |   Studio A

This special 1 hour, 30 minute radio play adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is presented by Kenosha-based RG Productions, and directed by Ed Godula, exclusively for the UW-Parkside Big Read. It includes a multi-media performance and live sound effects. (All Ages)

This free event is part of the UW-Parkside Library's Big Read. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Berea College Choir
Stephen Bolster, conductor
Sunday, October 5, 2014   |   3:30 p.m.
   |   Bedford Concert Hall
Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities

The UW-Parkside College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to present the Berea College Choir in a special performance in Bedford Concert Hall, Sunday, October 5. Conducted by Dr. Stephen Bolster, the 3:30 p.m.performance  may include a repertoire of both sacred and secular choral literature in several languages chosen from a variety historical periods, including anthems, motets, masses, folk songs, spirituals, popular music, and music theatre selections.

Admission:  Suggested donation of $10 at the door.  All proceeds from this performance will go to the Rita Tallent Picken Scholarship Fund.

Reasons To Be Pretty

A Caustic Comedy by Neil LeBute
Oct 10, 11, 16, 17, 18   |   7:30 pm
Oct 19   |   2 pm
Black Box Theatre

Though sticks and stones can break your bones, Neil LaBute knows that words hurt! In this edgy, contemporary comedy, Greg makes the mistake of calling a female coworker "hot", while describing his girlfriend as "regular". This overheard comparison throws his life into turmoil. Relationships at home and at work crumble, and four friends are forced to question their self-worth amid deceit, insecurity and betrayal. Author of The Shape of Things and Fat Pig, LaBute is a powerful and poignant voice in the theatre confronting America's unhealthy obsession with physical beauty. [Contains adult language]

Still Out to Lunch
Sunday, October 19, 3:30 p.m. concert
Monday, October 20, 4-6 p.m. masterclass
Bedford Concert Hall

"Out to Lunch" is led by trumpeter, composer and educator Russ Johnson. Among his ongoing projects in jazz, improvised and contemporary classical music, he leads two quartets andthe duo New Math with Mick Rossi, and is a member of Lee Konitz's nonet and the Steve Swallow/Ohad Talmor sextet L'Histoire du Clochard. Johnson has four releases as leader or co-leader and appears on nearly thirty other recordings. His sideman credits include Kenny Wheeler, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, Marc Ribot, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Aretha Franklin and Myra Melford. Johnson teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the Maine Jazz Camp.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
Friday, October 31   |   7:00 p.m.   |   Main Stage Theatre

Back by popular demand, the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, brings its unique Big Band sound to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.  Considered one of the greatest bands of all time, the Orchestra will perform many of its signature songs, including Tuxedo Junction, In the Mood, Chattanooga Choo-Choo and, of course, its theme song, Moonlight Serenade - all using the original Miller arrangements. Join us and you'll hear why the Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought-after big band in the world. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience this legendary American orchestra!

Tickets $30 general admission; $25 seniors and staff; $10 students.

The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen
Also Featuring: R. Crumb, Will Eisner, and Al Capp

Aug 1 – Oct 10   |   At The Rita,Fine Arts Gallery

In collaboration with The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning this exhibition highlights the artwork and personal art collection of Denis Kitchen, underground cartoonist and pioneer of Kitchen Sink Press.

Incendiary Illustrations: Tim Hamilton's Fahrenheit 451 

Aug 1 – Oct 10   |    At The Rita, Mathis Gallery

Book Signing by Tim Hamilton: 6-9 pm
In collaboration with The UW-Parkside Library and The Big Read 2014, The Emile Mathis Gallery presents original artwork by Tim Hamilton. Tim's Graphic Novel is the authorized adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

KUSD Takes on Comics

Aug 1 - Oct 10, 2014   |   At The Rita, Mathis Gallery
Kenosha's own Cartoonist John Hambrock creator of "The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee" will organize cartooning workshops at various Kenosha Unified High Schools. Students are then invited to present their comics in The Mathis Gallery during The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning.

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