Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

UE Faculty Members to Take Part in Tuesday Concert Arts Beat

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

UE Faculty Members to Take Part in Tuesday Concert Arts Beat

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Faculty members will step away from the podium and center stage to perform overtures, arias and other operatic selections from classic and contemporary operas in a free, public concert on Tuesday at the University of Evansville.

The music department's First Tuesday Concert Series will present "Inspired by Opera" at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. More than a dozen faculty members will be featured in selections from W.A. Mozart's "The Magic Flute," Georges Bizet's "Carmen," Philip Glass' "Endgame" and Richard Wagner's "Siegfried."

First Tuesday Concerts, presented the first Tuesday of each month, showcase the talent of the UE music faculty in repertoire that includes seldom-heard masterpieces and familiar standards.

For more information, call 812-488-2754.

POET'S FORUM

Evansville poet Rusty Smiddy plans to leave for the Pacific Northwest soon but, before she goes, Smiddy will host a poetry reading featuring more than a dozen area poets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Barnes &; Noble Booksellers, 624 S. Green River Road.

Other area poets reading at the event will include Alison Baumann, Barbara Bennett, Missy Brownson, George Fillingham, Jennifer Gibson, Peggy Pirro, Tom Raithel, Linda Reising, Theresa Roy, Rusty Smiddy, Susan Stark, Jessica Thompson and Mark Williams.

NOVEL WEDDING

Sarah Elle Emm, an Evansville native, University of Evansville graduate and Indianapolis blogger, is now a novelist.

"Marrying Missy," Emm's debut novel, follows a beleaguered wedding planner trying to sort out her own life while dealing with the bride from Hell, an Atlanta heiress who criticizes her every move.

Emm, who blogs at www.SarahElleEmm.blogspot.com, will return to Evansville to meet readers and sign books from 2 to 3:20 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 624 S. Green River Road. Her book, released by Bird Brain Publishing of Evansville, is available in paperback, on Kindle and NOOK and online from www.barnesandnoble.com and www.Amazon.com.

MIXED RECEPTIONS

Saturday gallery events will mark a beginning and an end for two exhibitions in New Harmony, Ind.

In concurrent receptions from 4 to 7 p.m., the Women's Institute and Gallery will open Mary Ann Michna's "The Good Housewife" mixed media show and the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art will close Andrew Kosten's "Indiana Days/Kentucky Nights" print show.

Michna is an artist who lived, studied and worked in New York and Indianapolis and exhibited work in New Harmony for a decade before moving to New Harmony. Her work has been seen in regional and national exhibitions.

This show, which features images from the daily lives of mid- 20th century women, will remain up through May 6 in the Women's Institute and Gallery, 916 E. Granary St. …

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