Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Clay Jenkinson Brings Jefferson Portrayal to OKC

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Clay Jenkinson Brings Jefferson Portrayal to OKC

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A cure for spring fever is being offered by Cimarron Circuit Opera Co. and the University of Oklahoma School of Music.

"The Elixir of Love," Donizetti's classic comedy opera, will be presented by CCOC and the OU School of Music tonight, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Holmberg Hall on the OU campus. Professor Bard Suverkrop of the University of Southern California, and formerly of the Dusseldorf/Berlin Operas, is directing.

Performances are at 8 p.m. nightly and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5 for students, $7 for OU faculty and staff and senior citizens and $9 for the general public. Information is available from the OU Fine Arts Center.

Then, on Palm Sunday, April 9, CCOC will present its 25th Festival of Spirituals at 7:30 p.m. in Norman's First Presbyterian Church. The traditional concert will feature the CCOC singers and alumni, OU faculty and the OU Heritage Ensemble.

Designed for all ages and denominations, this spectacular concert is made possible with assistance from the State Arts Council of Oklahoma. The Festival of Spirituals was conceived 25 years ago by Thomas and the late Carol Brice Carey, as a memorial to composer Hall Johnson and as a tribute to the spiritual as a unique American art form. . . Oklahoma City Beautiful is gearing up now that spring is here.

Canisters are available for the eighth annual Most Pounds of Pennies contest for wildflowers, which will begin in April. Newly created canisters are being placed in public locations throughout the city and also are available at the Oklahoma City Beautiful offices for those who wish to help collect funds for wildflower seeds.

Deadline to enter the contest is 11 a.m. sharp Saturday, April 29. Boatmen's First National Bank of Oklahoma, an ongoing sponsor of the program, will continue to accept pennies for wildflowers at all of its branches through July. Other continuing support has come from Oklahoma Publishing Co., Prudential Securities and Sooner Printing. Other sponsors are Northwest Bank, MidFirst Bank and Sav a Stop.

Friday is the deadline to sign up for group participation in OKC Beautiful's annual Glad Bag-A-Thon. More than 216 tons of litter have been removed from Oklahoma City since the program began in 1988.

The neighborhood cleanup is scheduled Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23. Downtown Oklahoma City and Bricktown will be cleaned up starting at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, and Lake Hefner is the site on Saturday, May 6, at 9 a.m.

The event is open to individuals, clubs, families and businesses, and each volunteer will receive Glad bags, painter's cap, T-shirt and refreshments. . . The eight-state regional Concerto Competition, sponsored by the Oklahoma City Orchestra League Inc., is scheduled Saturday 9 a. …

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