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Singer has dose tie to symposium
BY CRYSTAL K.W1EBE
Folk music has always been a part of
singer-songwriter Peggy Seeger’s life. For a
small part of it, so was Benjamin A. Botkin.
So when Seeger performs at 7:30 p.m.
tonighLat^he Nebraska Union as part of the
Benjamin A. Botkin symposium, sponsored
by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
and the Lincoln Association for Traditional
Arts, it will be a musical reunion of sorts.
Botkin, a folklorist who received his doc
torate from UNL in 1931, worked with
Seeger’s mother to transcribe folk music.
“He was part of my life as a child,” Seeger
Although she did not know Botkin well,
Seeger said he “kept turning up” in her child
hood, and she liked him because he was
"When you’re a kid, short people rather
fascinate you because you can look them in
the eye,” she said.
Seeger spent her childhood in
Washington, D.C. and New York City, where
she was born. Her parents brought her up
singing traditional folk music, and she even
tually started writing her own.
Feminist folk tunes are what Seeger is best
known for. Seeger said she became “interest
ed in feminism as a theory and a practice.”
She wrote her first feminist-themed song
in 1970 for a political review.
Seeger called the song, “Gonna Be an
Engineer,” a “kind of feminist manifesto” that
people liked despite its length.
When groups began asking Seeger to per
form the song, she soon realized it was the
only one of its type in her repertoire, so she
Tonight’s concert will include a mixture of
feminist, political and ecological folk songs,
Seeger said. Humor and three instruments
also will be part of the show.
'There will be laughs and
choruses for people to
sing...It’s modest, it's not pop
“There will be laughs and choruses for
people to sing.... It's modest; it's not pop
music/’ she said.
Seeger said college students should not
shy away from her modest music because as
they get older “they will have to confront dif
ferent kinds of music.”
“You can always walk out if you don't like
it,” she said. “I’ll wave.”
Tickets are available for $10 at the dpor or
at 209 Love Library.
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Irish touch to Lied
CHIEFTAINS from pages
tured in films like "Far and
Away,” “Circle of Friends” and
Founder Paddy Moloney as
well as bandmates Sean Keane,
Martin Fay, Kevin Conneff,
Derek Bell and Matt Molloy
have been together for the past
“That's pretty solid,” Bethea
“Most of them are original
Bethea said the Chieftains
had sustained an interest to a
mixed audience over a large
“The nice thing about the
Chieftains is they keep perform
ances fresh and try to play var
ied music,” Bethea said.
“That's why they appeal to a
broad range of audience.”
Guitarist Gabriel Donohue
and fiddler Yvonne McMahon,
as well as step-dance duo
Donny Golden and Deirdre
Goulding, will be featured in the
show along with the Chieftains.
Paul McCue, president of
the Lincoln Chamber of
Commerce and the Lincoln
Partnership for Economic
Development will give the pre
performance talk at 7 p.m.,
which is part of the Lied
Center’s ongoing educational
Bethea said he believed the
tickets, which are $36, $32, and
$28 and half-price for students,
were sold out, but he advised
those interested to contact the
■"Real Art for Real People'
draws inspiration from Ancient
Greece and Van Gogh.
BY SEAM MCCARTHY
Look into Ann Waymire’s
latest work, and you will see not
one but three realities. At least,
that’s what Waymire hope’s you
Her collection, titled “Real
Art for Real People:
Reoccurring Themes in the Life
of a Young American,” consists
of eight acrylic paintings. The
exhibit is at Gallery 9,124 S. 9™
The paintings reflect how
images overlap in a person’s
mind, Waymire said. The initial
gut reaction, the context you
can put the experience into
later and the wisdom that you
gather in the future are all part
of her exhibit, Waymire said.
Her exhibit is broken up into
three series of paintings.
“The exhibit is kind of
said. "It deals with the defini
tion of ‘real’ and how that defi
nition of‘real’ changes.”
Waymire spent two months
working on “Real Art for Real
People.” She has worked with
Gallery 9 since last June.
Waymire has worked at the
Museum of Nebraska Art, and
in 1999, she was an intern at the
National Museum of Women in
the Arts in Washington, D.C.
She graduated from University
of Nebraska at Kearney last
May with a bachelor’s degree in
comprehensive studio art.
To prepare for her exhibit,
Waymire read several ancient
Greek plays. By reading about
the impact art had on ancient
civilizations, Waymire was dis
tressed about the diminished
impact art has on the commu
"The exhibit is kind of
deals with the
definition of ‘real’ and
how that definition of
“With the Greeks, women
would miscarriage because
theater was so powerful,"
Waymire said. “If art was that
powerful then something is
obviously gone in art today.’
The focal piece of her
exhibit, three paintings featur
ing a dance motif, displays
deep red and blue tones. She
drew inspiration from Van
Gogh’s use of color when she
painted. Look carefully into
one particular piece, and you
will see images of a childhood
fear ofWaymire’s: clowns.
“This is probably the most
personal show I ever painted,"
One problem with painting
a theme in a series is that it may
be broken up: a patron may like
one painting and only pur
chase that piece. While this ini
tially bothered Waymire, she is
no longer bothered by selling
her pieces separately. Instead,
Waymire said she tried to make
each piece of her work stand on
“It used to be hard to sell
them,” Waymire said, “but now
I look back at my old work and
say, ’Jesus, thank goodness this
Waymire’s exhibit opens
tonight. There will be a recep
tion with food and drink pro
vided from 7 to 9 p.m.
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dance floor, people will dance by
their tables to live jazz.
“It’s wonderful that people
from Lincoln are coming up
here,” Stansberry said.
“I used to live in Lincoln, and
I miss the people.”
David Stopp, supervisor at
the Q in Lincoln, 226 S. Ninth St,
said he thought people opted to
go to Omaha primarily as a
change of pace. The act of just
leaving the city for awhile is a big
plus, he said.
“It’s a little different than
Lincoln,” Stopp said.
The Max, 1417 Jackson St, is
a popular dance club in Omaha
that occasionally has drag
They come down to
perform, and they will
bring their following
* supervisor, the Q
Stopp said people from
Omaha would sometimes drive
down to see shows at the Q.
Some of the most popular drag
show performers come from
Omaha, Stopp said.
“They come down to per
form, and they will bring their
following with diem," Stopp said.
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