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Performing arts events this weekend

Performing arts events this weekend

Larry Hook

The Lansing Community College Jazz Band, under the direction of Jonathon Gewirtz, will perform Friday, Dec. 10 starting at 8 p.m. in LCC's Dart Auditorium.

The event is free, but donations may be made to benefit the Performing Arts Scholarship Fund at LCC. Masks are required to be worn by all attendees, regardless of vaccination status.

The LCC Jazz Band is a unique collection of members of the community, high school students, and LCC students.  There is a wide range of ability levels ranging from music majors and professionals to non-music majors and amateurs.

The LCC Jazz Band is dedicated to developing high standards of personal and ensemble musicianship through the rehearsal and performance of diverse styles of jazz music including classic big band standards, swing, Latin, bebop, soul, modal and funk (fusion).

Repertoire for the Dec. 10 concert includes Duke Ellington's "In a Mellow Tone," Horace Silver's "Sister Sadie," Charles Mingus' Goodbye Pork "Pie Hat," Charlie Parker's "Scrapple from the Apple," and Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island."

For more information, call 517-483-1122 or go to www.lcc.edu/showinfo.

Christmas play set for Dec. 10 and 11

The LCC Performing Arts Department will present the holiday play, "Mrs. Coney: A Tale at Christmas," on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10 and 11, starting at 8 p.m. both evenings.

The show will take place in the Gannon Building's Black Box Theatre, located in room 1422 on the building's first floor. Masks are required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status.

The show is free, but donations may be made to benefit the Performing Arts Scholarship Fund at LCC.

In this heartwarming and humorous memory play with traditional hymns and carols, a writer recalls his boyhood and the Oklahoma homestead his family lost to the dust bowl. They spend the hard winter of 1934 in Kentucky with an elderly aunt and uncle.

The boy, Jamie, looks for Christmas in the woods. He finds a wounded rabbit and a mysterious old woman. Jamie responds the to the women's bitterness with kindness, and they exchange the real gifts of Christmas.

For more information, call 517-483-1122 or go to www.lcc.edu/showinfo.

LCC Concert Choir performs Dec. 11

The LCC Concert Choir, led by Dr. Jon Ten Brink, will perform in Dart Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 11 starting at 7 p.m.

The event is free, but donations may be made to benefit the Performing Arts Scholarship Fund at LCC. Masks are required to be worn by all attendees, regardless of vaccination status.

This semester's concert is built on the themes of love, caring and social justice, according to Ten Brink. The concert will feature seven numbers, including "Ngothandl" by Mbuso Ndlova, "My Very" By Susan LaBarr and "Set Me as a Seal" by Michael John Trotta.

For more information, call 517-483-1122 or go to www.lcc.edu/showinfo.

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