the north face mcmurdo ‘Enlightened Pianos’ set for Sunday in Wood River
Sunday at the Wood River High School Performing Arts Center, 13800 Wood River Road.
“Enlightened Piano” concerts are “inspiring, encouraging and uplifting.” Three professional pianists Louis Colaiannia from Denver, Donovan Johnson from Omaha and Cathy Oakes from Nashville will perform original works in a round robin style concert format.
Colaiannia is a native of Denver and has pursued music his entire life, with the simple goal of sharing his gift with the world. He has been described as an “incredible composer and performer with a touch of Tesh, Brickman and Yanni all rolled into one.”
From Johnson’s roots in rural Midwestern America to the streets of London, his original piano music combines a mixture of contemporary, classical and country styles.
Oaks began piano lessons at the age of 6, but quickly got bored. Her parents sold the piano when her mother found her lying on the piano stool trying to play with her toes! In spite of the early setback, she found her love for music through marching band and high school choir and began to seriously study piano. After two years of trying to decide whether to major in piano or voice at West Virginia Wesleyan College, she finally chose piano.
There is no admission charge, thanks to support of the Celebrate Wood River Concert Series from the Donna Lee Moyer Performing Arts Gift, Wood River Foundation, the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Sunday at the Burlington Station, Sixth and Plum streets. Borglum lived and ranched four miles west of Cairo in the 1880s and 1890s. He was the brother of Gutzon Borglum, who sculpted Mount Rushmore. Solon also was a sculptor, doing much of his work in the Cairo area.
The program is free for society members; admission is $5 for non members. For more information, call Annette Davis at (308) 226 2465. Sunday. Bring a date if you have one! Popcorn, cookies and lemonade will be provided.
Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has miraculously remained a youthful 29 years of age for nearly eight decades, never allowing herself to get close to anyone lest they discover her secret. However, a chance encounter with a charismatic philanthropist named Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reawakens Adaline’s long suppressed passion for life and romance. When a weekend with Ellis’ parents threatens to expose the truth, Adaline makes a decision that changes her life forever. Rated PG 13.
For more information, call Kathleen Nonneman at (308) 385 5333.
Dance showcase set for Saturday
Smitty’s Performing Arts Center will host an Extreme Team Showcase Saturday at Northwest High School. in the Northwest auditorium. Tickets will also be available at the door.
For more information, call (308) 384 2787. to midnight Saturday at Bable’s Barn.
Freewill donations will go towards helping the department raise funds to help purchase a new ambulance; no tax money will be used. Monday at the Grand Island Senior High School Auditorium, 2124 N. Lafayette Ave.
The concert is sponsored by the Grand Island Concert Association. Admission is by membership in the association.
From revered classical pieces to Gershwin, Donnelly and Wolak entertain audiences with virtuosity, familiar melodies and a profound passion for music and performing.
The program will range from “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Rimsky Korsakov, Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” to Oscar Peterson’s “Hymn to Freedom.”
Memberships are still available to attend this concert, as well as concerts for the remainder of the season. The schedule includes the Piano Men on Tuesday, April 19, and Salut Salon, an acrobatic quartet on Tuesday, May 3.