Tuesday, July 24, 2007 * Volume 24, Number 16

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art EVENTS  

Selections from the Potlatch Collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations will be on display through August 26, 2007
“Across Space and Time: Portrait Feature,” selections from the permanent collection, will be on display through December 22.
“Black, White and Red – All Over,” illustrations from the permanent collection, will be on display through October 21.
“Unsoiled,” a display of narrative ceramics, will be on display through November 11. This exhibition presents 11 ceramic artists from the U.S., Canada and England who combine narrative imagery with traditional ceramic forms.
"Archetypes and Armatures: Sculpture and Drawings," by John Orth will be on display through November 18.
For Tweed Museum information go to www.d.umn.edu/tma, contact tma@d.umn.edu, or call 726-8222.

music and theatre EVENTS

The opera Carmen by Geaorges Bizet will be performed from July 26-28 at 7:30 p.m., and July 29 2:00 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Caenter. It is directed by Earl Logan; conducted by Pierre Calmelet from the Paris Conservatoire National de région Boulogne-Billancourt, and the opera is sponsored by Charles and Carolyn Russell.

The opera Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti will be performed from August 2 - 4 at 7:30 p.m., and August 5 at 2 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. The opera is held in collaboration with Accademia Musicale Siciliana and is conducted by Gaetano Colajanni from Palermo, Italy. It is sponsored by Robert and Ruth Ann Eaton.

An Opera Aria Gala will be held on August 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall. Members of the Sieur Du Luth Summer Arts Festival Opera Program will perform arias from a variety of operas in this grand finale.

Jazz Concerts produced by Ryan Frane will be performed on Mondays, August 6 in the Weber Music Hall. Greg Moore and friends will perform Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Brazilian bossa nova music, including tunes like “The Girl from Ipanema” on August 6. Jazz is sponsored by FOX 21 News at 9.

A series of Chamber Music Concerts produced by Ted Schoen will be held on August 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Music Hall.
On August 13, Music for Winds will be performed, including the “Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon” by Poulenc. The Chamber Music Concerts are sponsored by UBS Financial Services Inc.

On July 25, August 1, 8, and 15, at the Concerts by the Lake, dance lessons start at 6:30 p.m. before the music at 7:30 p.m. Hear swing music by the Jim Melde Big Band on the Glensheen lawn. In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will be canceled. The series is sponsored by WestmorelandFlint. For more information see www.umdartsfest.com.

The UMD Bulldog Marching Band is back after 18 years. The Marching Band is a time-honored tradition at many universities. It goes hand in hand with great football, and UMD is bringing the marching band back to support the Bulldogs.
The Department of Music is looking for musicians. The Marching Band will be a corps-style band that will learn multiple shows throughout the season.
For further information, visit http://www.d.umn.edu/music/umdbands/mbsignup.htm

The Lake Superior Suzuki Talent Education Program (LS-STEP) has fall openings available in the areas of harp, viola, and cello.
The Community Music Lessons program offers private lessons for students in the area of piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, and strings.
For information, contact Kathy at 726-7011 klaplant@d.umn.edu or visit http://www.d.umn.edu/faa/suzuki_page.htm

athletic EVENTS
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EVENTS, lectures, workshops

Ask a scientist about shipwrecks and underwater archeology on Tuesday, August 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Blue Water Café, in Grand Marais and Wednesday, August 8, 7 to 8 p.m. at Amazing Grace Bakery and Café, Canal Park.
Thousands of ships have foundered or sunk in the Great Lakes. Join Jeff Gray, director of the nation’s only freshwater National Marine Sanctuary, for a discussion about why navigating the Great Lakes can be treacherous and what archeologists are discovering.
Visit www.seagrant.umn.edu/news/aas/ for more information.

special EVENTS

UMD is scheduled at the fair for Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25. UMD faculty, staff and students, who can provide a crowd-oriented presentation or perform music or other entertainment, are invited to participate. Departments and programs are invited to staff a table.
Go to http://www.d.umn.edu/unirel/homepage/07/statefair07.html or contact Cheryl Reitan at 218-726-8996 for more information.

glensheen EVENTS
Glensheen’s hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through October 21. For more information or need summer hours e-mail glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.
For more information e-mail glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

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