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Area Arts Events: 03-07-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 March 2013 10:35
Electric guitar quartet to perform eclectic show
The electric guitar quartet Dither will perform Monday at 8 p.m.  at the Cla-Zel Theatre, 127 N. Main St., Bowling Green, and Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center at Bowling Green State University.
The performances are part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at BGSU.
Dither is dedicated to an eclectic mix of experimental repertoire that spans composed music, improvisation and electronic manipulation. Formed in 2007, the quartet has performed in the United States and abroad, presenting new commissions, original compositions, improvisations, multimedia works and large guitar ensemble pieces. Dither produces sounds ranging from clean pop textures to heavily processed noise, from tight rhythmic unity to cacophonous sound mass.
The quartet’s members are Taylor Levine, Joshua Lopes, James Moore and David Linaburg.

Owens film series rocks out
Owens Community College continues its series on music on film March 12 at 6:30 p.m. with a showing of the documentary “Plugging In” in the college’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts, off Oregon Road, Perrysburg Township.
Matt Donahue’s MAD 45 will provide live rock music for the event.

Original ‘State Fair’ to be screened at Way
PERRYSBURG — “State Fair” featuring  American humorist Will Rogers will be screened March 13 at 10 a.m. In Way Public Library as part of the Reel Talk classic film series.
Joining Rogers in the cast are Janet Gaynor and Lew Ayres in a film about a rural Depression-era family attending the Iowa State Fair. The film, the first of three versions of the movie, was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar in 1933.
Dr. Jan Wahl will be the guest speaker.

Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa to discuss his work at art museum
TOLEDO — Acclaimed Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa will talk about his work at 6 p.m. March 14, in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. The free presentation is part of the Masters Series sponsored by the TMA Ambassadors.
“Jaume Plensa is one of the most significant sculptors working today,” according to Amy Gilman, associate director and curator of contemporary art at the Museum.  “When we chose the location for his piece to be installed at the museum we hoped it would be welcomed by our community.” 
“Spiegel,” the newest addition to the Georgia and David K. Welles Sculpture Garden, consists of two crouching giants, each measuring just over 12 feet high and lit from within. The two figures are shaped by a steel latticework consisting of individual letters welded together—making no legible sense—from eight different alphabets.
Those attending the Masters Series program can enjoy music and refreshments in the Main Museum Café prior to the presentation. The Museum Store will be open as well. Tickets for the pre-lecture food and one drink  — $15 members and $20 nonmembers — can be purchased at the main information desk or by calling (419) 255-7000 ext. 7448.

Children’s choir to sing
TOLEDO — The Bel Canto Choir of The Children’s Choir of Northwest Ohio will be perform Sunday at 3 p.m.  in  in the Great Gallery Concert Series at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Symphony to perform Bruckner in cathedral
TOLEDO — The Toledo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stephan Sanderling will perform Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 2 Sunday at 4 p.m. at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral , 2535 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo.
Tickets are $35. Call (419) 244-9575.

BG piano studio students participate in festival
Students from the Studio Connection in Bowling Green recently participated the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs’ District IV-A Festival at Heidelberg University.
Participating in piano solo were: Rhys Black, Lydia Brunner, Leanne Hershberger, Nathan Hershberger, Eric Johnston, John Johnston, Mary Kettinger, Jeremy Mahoney, Lili Manea, Esther Nixon, Hudson Pendleton, Solanna Riddle, Gemma Smith, Paige Suelzer, Isabel VanderEnde, Hannah Wagner, and Yelia Xu.
Participating in piano concerto, accompanied by teacher Susan West, were:  Nathan Hershberger, Mary Kettinger, Jeremy Mahoney, and Lili Manea.  All earned unanimous superior ratings.
Earning their first 15-point gold cup trophies were John Johnston, Mary Kettinger and Jeremy Mahoney.
Teachers at The Studio Connection in Bowling Green are Kelsey Gilsdorf, Susannah Lock and Susan West.

Jazz pianist Shipp in Toledo
TOLEDO — Pianist Matthew Shipp , one of the leading lights of the jazz avant garde, will perform Friday at 9 p.m. at the Robinwood Concert House, 2564 Robinwood Ave.,
Joining Shipp will be Whit Dickey, drums, and Michael Bisio, bass, both fixtures on the New York scene.
Since arriving on the New York scene in 1984 he has worked with notables including DJ Spooky and Roscoe Mitchell and released a number of his own  recordings on Hatologyand Thirsty Ear’s Blue Series, which Shipp directed and curated.
Tickets are $10.

Toledo Rep staging both ‘Laramie Project’ & sequel
TOLEDO — The Toledo Rep will present the docu-dramas “The Laramie Project” and “The Laramie Project, Ten Years Later” at 16 10th St. this weekend.
“The Laramie Project” will be staged Thursday at 8 and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. “The Laramie Project, Ten Years Later” will be staged Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15, or $25 for both. Call (419) 243-9277 or visit  www.toledorep.org.

Time Columns bringing fused rock to record shop
TOLEDO — B-Bop Records, 137 N Michigan St, will host the Baltimore band Time Columns March 14  in a 7 to 11 p.m. show.
Joining Time Columns will be Toledo acts  Marky Strange and The Grubs .
Using highly expressive and technical instrumentation combined with live looping, Time Columns fuses progressive music, postrock and experimental.

‘Drowsy Chaperone’ being cast
TOLEDO — The Toledo Rep will hold auditions for “The Drowsy Chaperone” Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and  will be held at 1:00 on Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10 at the Toledo School for the Arts.
The musical, directed by Deb Calabrese, will be staged June 7 through 23. 

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