Published: Sunday, April 29, 2007
Event with Kurtis Blow is moved to Atlanta
Event with Kurtis Blow
is moved to Atlanta
YOUNGSTOWN The Community Block Busta block party scheduled for June 27 has been moved to Atlanta, said Patricia Owens of the Stopping the Violence Committee.
The overwhelming response to the event, which will feature rap star Kurtis Blow, forced the committee to change the location, said Owens.
Entertainers who would like to participate in the Atlanta event, which will be held Aug. 5, can call committee member Jerry Cawthon at (877) 701-2044.
The committee will hold its annual Youngstown block party in August, with the date to be announced.
to stage 'Dining Room'
YOUNGSTOWN Victorian Players will present "The Dining Room" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and May 11 and 12; and at 2 p.m. May 6 and 13.
The play takes place in the dining room, the now neglected space that was once the vital center of family life. There is a blending and overlapping of scenes with different families being showcased as they assemble daily for breakfast, dinner and for any and all special occasions.
The action comprises a mosaic of interrelated scenes some funny, some touching, some rueful: a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a daughter decides whether to go to dancing lessons, or out with an aunt; a grandfather hears the pleas of his young grandson for money to go to college.
Tickets are $10 ($8 for seniors and students).
For reservations, call (330) 746-5455. Victorian Players Theater is located at 702 Mahoning Ave., across from Flynn's Tire, near downtown.
to benefit orphanage
BOARDMAN Dr. Caroline Oltmanns, associate professor of piano at Dana School of Music, will perform a benefit concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, at 4:30 p.m. May 6. An offering will be taken to support a mission trip to an orphanage in Dmitrov, Russia, in August, sponsored by Protestant Campus Ministry at YSU. The team, which will live and work in the orphanage, will bring clothing and supplies and take part in a work project.
Chinese poet to give
reading at Westminster
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. Huang Xiang, contemporary Chinese poet, will read his poetry at Westminster College as part of the Heinz Lecture Series at 7 p.m. May 7 in Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.
Born in Hunan Province, Huang Xiang was first arrested in 1959 for leaving one province without official permission and seeking employment in another. For this he was sentenced to four years in a reform camp similar to a Russian gulag. In 1965, he was arrested for engaging in counter-revolutionary activities writing, reading and discussing human rights and was sentenced to three more years of hard labor and forbidden to read or write.
By the time he was 25, he had served more than seven years in prison and served a total of 12. His writings were banned in China for 40 years.
Xiang uses PowerPoint during his readings, so listeners can read along in English.
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