November 2007

Opera Tenor Returns Home for Christmas Concert at USAO Dec. 19

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November-30-2007
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Former Ninnekah resident Steven Sanders, now an operatic singer in New York City, heads home with a festive concert Dec. 19 in the USAO Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. The metropolitan tenor will sing a selection of Christmas songs and more during the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are on sale in the USAO Business Office or by phone at (405) 574-1213.

 


CHICKASHA – Every star has a starting point. For New York City opera tenor Steven Sanders, that place is Chickasha. The up-and-coming singer may earn a new appreciation for “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” when he sings it live Dec. 19 at the University of Science and Arts during a festive Christmas concert open to the public.

Local Church Raises $800 for Books for Tots

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November-30-2007


USAO Drama Department Honors Professor with Party Dec. 1

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November-27-2007
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Stuart Meltzer, faculty emeritus in languages and literature, is being honored Dec. 1 at a special event combining poetry and drama. “Mr. Flood’s Party,” a USAO drama department production, features poetry reading, discussion and introspection into the life and memories of Meltzer, a USAO faculty member and Chickasha resident since 1968. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Hall Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public.


CHICKASHA – How does one honor an English professor of 40 years? With poetry, of course. Stuart Meltzer, faculty emeritus in languages and literature, is receiving a unique tribute in the form of “Mr. Flood’s Party,” a combination of live poetry reading, drama and discussion Dec. 1 at the University of Science and Arts.

USAO Releases New Scholarships for High ACT Students

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November-27-2007


CHICKASHA – Top high school seniors are the targets of a new partnership that will generate $400,000 in new scholarship funds at the University of Science and Arts over four years, beginning next fall.  The USAO Foundation announced its new Foundation Scholars Awards program on Monday, the most aggressive and expansive scholarship program ever at USAO.

USAO ShowBand Features Guest Guitarist Nov. 30

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November-20-2007
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USAO’s ShowBand rocks the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. with its annual fall concert. Special guest steel guitarist Charlie Archer, musician for Loretta Lynn, joins the band for an evening of live, energetic music. The concert is free and open to the public.

 


CHICKASHA – Pop, blues, big band and lounge music converge when the USAO ShowBand whips up a lively mix of songs for its annual fall concert Nov. 30. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble Performs Nov. 27 in USAO Chapel

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November-20-2007
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The Vocal Jazz Ensemble, USAO’s newest music group, brings its first fall concert to the Alumni Chapel Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The concert features a mix of popular songs and Christmas tunes set to jazz arrangements. The concert is free and open to the public.


CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts knows about music … and all that jazz. Its newest music group, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, brings a combination of festive and popular tunes Nov. 27 in the USAO Alumni Chapel, all performed with jazz style. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

USAO Art Professor Displays Works in Oklahoma Centennial Exhibit

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November-15-2007
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Steve Brown, USAO professor of art, has been selected to display original artwork in the upcoming Oklahoma Centennial Art Collection Exhibition at the Oklahoma State Capitol. This work, entitled “Skyview: Tumacacori V. 3,” was unveiled with two other pieces Nov. 17 during a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Governor Brad Henry at noon on the First Floor Rotunda at the Capitol.


CHICKASHA – When the Oklahoma State Arts Council came knocking, Steve Brown was quick to answer with a resounding “yes.” The USAO professor of art recently was asked to display three original works in the new Oklahoma Centennial Art Collection Exhibition at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

Seven-State Exhibit on Display at USAO Through Dec. 7

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November-12-2007
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The Seven-State Biennial Exhibition, now on display in the USAO Art Gallery through Dec. 7, features original artwork from regional artists across Oklahoma and six contiguous states. Paintings, mixed media, sculptures and more hang in the exhibit, which is free and open to the public. This oil painting by Steve Breerwood, assistant professor of art, won third place in the exhibition.

 


CHICKASHA – The USAO Art Gallery has announced the winners in its 2007 Seven-State Biennial Exhibition, an exhibit drawing artwork from Oklahoma and six surrounding states. The art exhibit remains on display at the University of Science and Arts Gallery through Dec. 7.

Concert Choir Presents Festive Concert Nov. 13 at USAO

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November-09-2007
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The USAO Concert Choir will present Camille Saint-Saens’ “Christmas Oratorio” Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Chapel. The festive oratorio is a multi-movement choral Latin work which features mixed choir as well as solos, duets, trios and quartets. The concert is free and open to the public.

 


CHICKASHA – Why wait until December to celebrate Christmas? The USAO Concert Choir is getting a jump on the holiday season with a special performance Nov. 13 at the University of Science and Arts. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the USAO Alumni Chapel.

The concert is free and open to the public.

USAO Presents Concert Band, Key Players Concert Nov. 12

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November-08-2007
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The USAO Concert Band presents a free concert Nov. 12 in USAO’s Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. Joined by the USAO Key Players, the Concert Band hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. with its annual fall concert. The free and public concert features military marches and music by Bach and The Beatles.


CHICKASHA – Local residents in need of musical entertainment need look no further than the University of Science and Arts. On Nov. 12, the USAO Concert Band and Key Players will rock the house during an evening filled with live, energetic music.

The free concert, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium, features marches, classical music, Beatles songs and more.