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May 9, 1996 11:28 am

Bates Dance Festival announces community, youth programs

The Bates Dance Festival, one of the nation’s foremost dance training and presenting programs, invites local residents to participate in two programs this summer.


May 8, 1996 11:26 am

Bates Dance Theater presents 'Baile Popular'

The Bates Dance Theater Short Term will present “Baile Popular,” an exhibition of Spanish and Latin-American dances at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, in Alumni Gym. Carmen and Carl Nelson will be the featured guest artists in this display of the mambo, the salsa, the merengue and more.


May 6, 1996 11:24 am

Environmentalist to discuss role of higher education in sustainability

Scientist Anthony D. Cortese will discuss environmental sustainability in a lecture at Bates College on May 16 in the Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend free of charge.


May 2, 1996 11:22 am

Edward Little High School musicians to perform

Two groups of Edward Little High School student musicians will perform a concert at Bates at 7:30 p.m., May 13, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.


May 1, 1996 11:20 am

Mike Seeger to perform bluegrass banjo

Mike Seeger, guardian of the traditions of old-time country music and acclaimed bluegrass banjo player, will appear in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.


April 22, 1996 11:32 am

Muskie memorial service set for Sunday

The service will be conducted by the Most Rev. Joseph Gerry, Roman Catholic bishop of Maine. The eulogists will be Gov. Angus King, Bates President Donald W. Harward, former U.S. Rep. and U.S. District Judge Frank M. Coffin, businessman and longtime Muskie supporter Shepard Lee, former U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell, Sen. William S. Cohen and Muskie’s son Stephen.


April 22, 1996 11:30 am

Maine Bird Conference to be held at Bates

Amateur and professional ornithologists from around the state will gather Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, at Bates for the annual Maine Bird Conference sponsored by the college and the Stanton Bird Club.


April 22, 1996 11:29 am

"Etta Jenks" to be staged at Bates

Meyer won the Joseph Kesselring Award for “Etta Jenks” and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Her other plays include “Kingfish,” produced at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) in the 1988-89 season and by the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1989-90; and “Geography of Luck,” produced by the South Coast Rep and LATC in 1989. Formerly a playwright-in- residence at LATC, Meyer lives in New York City.


April 22, 1996 11:26 am

AVCO/LAYO concert to feature Matthews' work

The performance, to be conducted by Greg Boardman, is open to the public. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling 207-783-4422 during daytime hours. Matthews’ Double Concerto for solo violin, solo viola and small orchestra, a three-movement work, reflects the heritage of New England and Franco- American fiddling. The piece includes themes based on such well-known fiddle tunes as “Marie’s Wedding” and “Isabeau s’y promene.” Soloists will be violinist Steve Kecskemethy and violist Julia Adams, members of the Portland String Quartet and string instructors at Bates.


April 16, 1996 11:25 am

Noonday Concerts continue in May

The Bates College Noonday Concert Series continues with four concerts scheduled for the month of May. The free concerts, open to the public, will be held from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the College’s Olin Arts Concert Hall located on Russell Street in Lewiston.