Nancy Eberhardt, Anthropology & Sociology, has published two articles. “Piaget and Durkheim: Competing Paradigms in the Anthropology of Morality,” appears in the September issue of Journal of Anthropological Theory, and “Everyday Morality: Constructing a Buddhist Ethos in Rural Thailand,” appears in the September issue of Journal of Religious Ethics. She will be returning to Thailand in December to participate in a conference sponsored by the Theravada Civilizations Project, a multi-year project funded by the Luce Foundation.
A monthly concert series is presented by the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association in the “Barn” at Carl Sandburg’s Birthplace, in an intimate smoke, and alcohol, free environment, showcasing acoustic music in the traditional and folk style. 313 E 3rd Street, Galesburg IL, (309) 342-2361. The concerts are free and open to the public, however a $3.00 donation is greatly appreciated. All shows start at 7 p.m.
The featured performers on Saturday, August 30 are the Roundstone Buskers: Tom Jones, Bruce Burton and Shannan Sullivan. Originally formed in 2001, and named after Roundstone, Ireland, the hometown of the great bodhran maker Malachy Kearns, the “Buskers” consisted of Shannan Sullivan (fiddle), Tom Jones bodhran/percussion/whistles) & Tom Grafton (guitar/hammer dulcimer). The original trio played through 2003, released a successful self-titled CD and eventually disbanded yet remained good friends.
Later that year, Shannan and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Bruce Burton started a duo simply named SullivanBurton. They played through 2007 and released the CD, “Monkey Bars” which won praise from Dirty Linen magazine. In 2007, Tom Jones joined Bruce and Shannan and the three restarted the Roundstone Buskers.
“The Buskers” have not looked back since regaining their name becoming somewhat of an acoustic power trio claiming traditional and contemporary celtic as part of their sound. They have been called “cheeky”, “punxy” and “on point” and they are fine with that.
Prairie Players Civic Theatre will hold auditions for A Christmas Story: The Musical on Thursday, September 4, from 6 – 8 pm and Saturday, September 6, from 2 – 5 pm at the Prairie Players building, located at 160 South Seminary Street, Galesburg, Illinois. Minimum cast requirements are eight men, seven women, and seven boys and four girls, 3rd grade and older. Children auditioning must be accompanied by a parent.
Based on the holiday film, the musical version of A Christmas Story has all the classic scenes from the movie: Flick getting his tongue stuck to a flag pole, Randy getting dressed in his snowsuit, the leg lamp award, the bunny suit, the Chinese restaurant, and more. A Christmas Story: The Musical had its Broadway debut on November 5, 2012 and received Tony Award nominations for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score of a musical.
Director Judy Diemer and Vocal Director River Stanford have divided auditions into three parts: music, reading, and stage movement. Those auditioning are asked to prepare a short song (an accompanist will be provided), wear comfortable clothing for stage movement, and do readings from the script. Scripts will not be available prior to auditions.
Performances will be at the Galesburg Orpheum Theatre on Friday and Saturday, November 21 and 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 23, at 3 p.m., following the Christmas Parade.
If you are unable to make the scheduled auditions, call Prairie Players at (309) 343-7728 or
e-mail PPCT160@centurylink.net prior to September 4 to make other arrangements.
The Knox Prairie Community Kitchen (KPCK) will host one more dinner this week before our students return to campus for the start of the school year. If you would like to get involved, please consider volunteering on Thursday, August 28. We had a great Knox turnout earlier this month. Thanks to all those who helped!
Find out more about the kitchen: http://www.knoxprairiekitchen.org/
Sign up to volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4fa9af2ea64-kpck68
On Saturday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m., The Orpheum Theatre kicks off the 2014-2015 Red Carpet Series Season with a night filled with comedy and laughter from author and comedian, Rex Havens in “Everything I Needed to Know I Learned from My Wife!”
“Everything I Needed To Know I Learned From My Wife” is a riotous comedy by a man undeniably and admittedly in love with his wife, yet still able to mine a solid marriage for the humor which results when males and females collide.
For advance tickets, call 309.342.2299, or stop by the box office at 57 S. Kellogg Street.
Main Floor: $20/Students: $15
Balcony: $20/Students: $15
Upper Balcony: $15/Students: $10
Galesburg’s new early childhood center, Learning Connections, is opening soon in the former Cooke School building, 849 South Henderson Street. Volunteers are needed to help with cataloging the library, inventory lists, cleaning and sorting toys and the like, and potentially moving furniture. On Friday, August 22 there will be a workday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For further information, contact Tammy Folger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Hellenga was featured on The Author’s Corner on Public Radio with an 80-second reading from The Confessions of Frances Godwin. Listen at http://bit.ly/1uoBYzm
The Knox Prairie Community Kitchen will resume its free meal service this Thursday, August 14, and there are still plenty of volunteer opportunities that need to be filled. The need for volunteers is always greatest during the summer months when many of our students are away. Please see the email link below to sign up if you are interested in helping out.
To sign up, go to: Sign Up to Volunteer
Knox will be the setting for an upcoming independent film, The Immediate Unknown (more information here: http://theimmediateunknownfilm.tumblr.com/), later this month.
The crew is still looking for extras to appear in a few of the movie’s scenes, particularly between August 12 and 16.
Contact email@example.com with the subject “Galesburg Casting” and include your name, number, email, photo/headshot, and availability from August 12-20. It is not required to be available on all days.
Check them out on Kickstarter!: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tiu/the-immediate-
***Anyone with a criminal record is not eligible.
Listen to music and have some pizza for a good cause on Saturday, August 9.
Support the upcoming Prairie Players Civic Theatre 2014-15 performance season at “Making Music for Dough” on Saturday, August 9, from 6-10:30 p.m. at Budde’s Pizza and Spirits, 425 East Main Street, Galesburg.
The evening’s entertainment includes:
· The Don’t Be’s Irish Band from 6-7:30 p.m.
· Oompapalooza Polka Band from 7:30-9 p.m.
· Guys and Dolls Reunion Band from 9-10:30 p.m.
Admission to the event is free. During the evening, buy any large pizza (eat in or carry out) to benefit Prairie Players. Prairie Players Civic Theatre has been part of the Galesburg community for almost 100 years, creating quality productions and enriching the community with opportunities to both educate and entertain.