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The Eureka College Theatre Department will kick off its 2014-2015 season with "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. in Pritchard Theatre. The musical comedy based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz follows the antics of Charlie Brown, Sally, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder and Snoopy. The child-friendly production features scenes such as Charlie Brown almost flying a kite, Lucy suggesting that Schroeder play something on the… Continue Reading »
Eureka College's Melick Library, located at the corner of College Avenue and Darst Street, will hold its annual book sale from 2 to 11 p.m. Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 4 during the college's homecoming activities. Hardcover books will cost $1, and paperbacks will cost 50 cents. A $1-a-bag sale will begin at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 4. There will be a large mix… Continue Reading »
A new biography of piano virtuoso and composer Franz Liszt by Eureka College associate professor of history Erika Quinn explores the process of national identity formation and its interaction with cosmopolitanism. "Franz Liszt: A Story of Central European Subjectivity" was released by Brill publishers in August. The book analyzes Liszt's correspondence and musical criticism and contemporary reviews of his performances, compositions and essays to demonstrate that the lack of a nationalist exclusivity in Liszt's life… Continue Reading »
Jason Vieaux will perform a recital of classical guitar music at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Chapel at Eureka College. Admission is $20 or $10 for students. The program will include "Variations on a Theme of Mozart, Op. 9" by Fernando Sor, "Lute Suite No. 1 in e minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach, several works by Isaac Albeniz, "Jongo" by Paulo Bellinati, "Drei Tentos" by Hans Werner Henze, "In a Sentimental Mood" by… Continue Reading »
Cocoon Tree An exhibit titled "Off Trail" consisting of works made of natural and found objects by Mundelein artist Doug DeWitt will be displayed Aug. 25 through Sept. 26 in Burgess Hall Art Gallery at Eureka College. An artist's reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 in the gallery. The works, DeWitt said, are material mutations in which harmony and regeneration exist primarily through decay. "The work represents landscapes whose physical materials… Continue Reading »