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The Maine Gay Men’s Chorus will present Christmas can be a DRAG! an evening holiday music to benefit the AIDS Coalition of Lewiston-Auburn, at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Bates College Chapel. Conducted by Edward Reichert and accompanied by David Sherman, the Maine Gay Men’s Chorus will perform traditional favorites, including “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “White Christmas” as well as non-traditional, whimsical songs such as “I’m Wishing You a Drag Queen Christmas” and “Coming Out on Christmas.”
The Bates College Concert Band, directed by Mark Manduca, will perform at Bates College at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The program features music by Malcolm Arnold, J.S. Bach, Gustav Holst, W. Francis MacBeth, Jamie Texidor, Ralph Vaughn-Williams and John Wasson. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
In celebration of Latino Heritage Month, the Cuban roots fusion ensemble MEZCLA will perform at 8 p.m Nov. 18., in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building, 130 Central Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
The Androscoggin Valley Community Orchestra (AVCO) and the Lewiston-Auburn Youth Orchestra (LAYO) will present a family concert with guest artists Michael Miclon and Sophie Prose at 2 p.m., Nov. 22, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Admission will be $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Smart Start at 207-783-4422 during daytime hours.
Eric Hopkins, a native of Bangor who paints bird’s-eye views of the Maine coast, will deliver a multimedia presentation titled Global Expressions at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Room 105 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.
The Bates Jazz Band, under the direction of Mark Manduca, will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, in the Olin Arts Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Robert J. Branham, professor of rhetoric and director of debate at Bates College, has received the latest American Forensic Association (AFA) Daniel Rohrer Award for “Stanton’s Elm: An Illustrated History of Debating at Bates College,” published in 1996.
Members of the Bates College community, including student athletes, faculty and alumni, will debate the resolution: “This house supports continued NESCAC participation in NCAA postseason play” at at 8 p.m. Monday in the Benjamin Mays Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
A $1.2 million Kresge Foundation challenge grant to Bates College will support the ongoing construction of the college’s new academic building, scheduled for completion in the summer of 1999.
Scrod Pudding, a group of local musicians who play traditional New England, French-Canadian and Appalachian music, will perform a contradance with caller Bill Olsonfrom 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Nov. 7, in Chase Hal, 56 Campus Ave. Admission is $5 at the door and proceeds will benefit the AIDS Coalition of Lewiston-Auburn.