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Singer-songwriter to present
tricks of trade to Lincolnites
By Jason Hardy
Magicians don’t tell their secrets; but luckily for Lincolnites, some musi
This weekend, the Lincoln Association For
fljr \ Traditional Arts will carry on its tradition of
\ bringing quality folk musicians to Lincoln by
y» presenting a concert and songwriters workshop
// // by Joel Mabus.
^0 The Illinois born singer-songwriter will per
form at the Wagon Train Project Loft, 504 S. Seventh
St., Friday and will conduct a songwriters workshop there
Bill Behmer, concert coordinator for LAFTA, said Mabus’
concert will be top-notch.
“He’s about as good a quality performer as you’re ever going
to see,” Behmer said.
He said Mabus employs a lot of different musical styles when he
performs, showing his blues, jazz, Celtic, old-time gospel and blue
Behmer said Mabus also plays a number of stringed instruments and
is an excellent picker.
tie s just an all-around great entertainer, Behmer said. He s a great
songwriter and has a real sense of humor.”
Behmer said Mabus’ concert and workshop is the third of its kind in as
many years. He said LAFTA plans to continue the tradition every year.
Pama Heikes, a member of the Lincoln Songwriters Group, said the
workshop will focus on the creative process of song writing and will include
tips on how to get out of a musical rut and how to freshen a viewpoint.
She said Mabus has a lot to offer musicians at every level.
“I know that he is a very good songwriter and he is very creative,” Heikes
said. “We’re hoping he’ll be able to share some of his techniques.”
She said the workshop will help musicians sharpen their skills lyrically
and musically. A musical instrument is optional, she said.
Behmer said Mabus is excited about doing the workshop, and that it will
be a great opportunity for people interested in music.
“It’s really a great deal for the folks that get to go to the workshop,”
He said the atmosphere of the concert will be very laid-back and there
will be refreshments available.
Behmer said anybody who enjoys a good concert will like Mabus’ per
formance, and he was proud to be able to present such a talent to Lincoln.
“I feel good for two reasons,” Behmer said. “One, I get to see him with
out driving somewhere else, and I do like sharing it with my friends.”
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and costs $8 for adults and $1
for children. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and costs
$ 10. For more details about the workshop call (402) 438-8331.
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Still singing after 25 years
Scarlet and Cream to hold spring concert
By Sarah Baker
For the past 25 years, they’ve been
singing with all the pride of Nebraska.
This weekend, the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln Scarlet and Cream
Singers take the stage for their annual
Shelly Zaborowski, director of
student programs for the Nebraska
Alumni Association, said this perfor
mance, which celebrates Scarlet and
Cream’s 25th Anniversary, has some
special things in store.
“This concert showcases all of the
material the singers have been work
ing on, but this year the concert is also
going to include a reunion for the
Scarlet and Cream Alumni,”
She said the performance itself is
going to be a unique one.
“The show reuses pieces of mater
ial Scarlet and Cream has performed
over the past 25 years,” she said.
“They are also going to be wearing a
remake of the Scarlet and Cream cos
tume from the ’70s. It should be real
Bridget Gallagher, a member of
Scarlet and Cream, said alumni dating
from 1972 will be at the show.
“It’s going to be really high ener
gy,” Gallagher said. “We contacted
the alumni at the beginning of the
year, and we are going to be perform
ing medleys of their favorite songs
from the past. Some of die old songs
are really fun.”
Gallagher said this performance is
going to be one of Scarlet and Cream’s
“The atmosphere is going to be
really fun; all the costume changes are
going to be great fun,” she said.
Zaborowski said this is the kind of
show that appeals to anyone.
“A lot of students are going to be
surprised at how much fun they will
have at this performance,” she said.
“They perform a wide variety of
music and it’s neat to see what kind of
things we have to offer, both to stu
dents and alumni.”
The Scarlet and Cream singers
have two concerts this weekend;
Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3
p.m., both at Kimball Recital Hall.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for
alumni and $6 for students and senior
For more information, call the
Lied Center box office at (402) 472
Acting group featured
in New Voice series
From Staff Reports
Tonight and Friday night The
Acting Company, a touring troupe
of professional actors, will put on
two different performances at
Kimball Recital Hall.
The first performance is
William Shakespeare’s tragic
“Romeo and Juliet” The second is
“Love’s Fire,” a new production of
one-act plays inspired by
Shakespeare’s sonnets and written
by some of America’s most critical
ly acclaimed playwrights.
These playwrights include Eric
Bogosian, William Finn, John
Guare, Marsha Norman, Ntozake
Shange and Michael Weller in col
laboration with Ann Cattaneo, dra
maturg of the Lincoln Center
The two performances are part
of the Lied Center’s New Voice
series, which is designed to provide
meaningful performance experi
ences for audiences 12 to 21 years
Both shows start at 8 p.m.
“Romeo and Juliet” will show
tonight and “Love’s Fire” will be
performed Friday. Tickets for
tonight’s performance are $26.
Tickets for Friday’s show are $22.
For more information about die
event call the Lied Center Box
Office at (402) 472-4747.
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