Monday, May 6, 2013
Bucks County Community College’s Department of the Arts is hosting a free concert series, which continues this week with three performances.
The Bucks County Community College Department of the Arts is in the midst of a free concert series that culminates Thursday with a performance from a big-band style jazz orchestra. In addition to Thursday's finale, there will be free performances Monday and Wednesday. The Classical Ensembles perform Monday. Classical Ensembles consist of the Low Brass Ensemble under the direction of Brendan Hartz, and the Woodwind Ensemble and Saxophone Quartet, under the direction of Len Pierro. The 50-voice Concert Choir performs Wednesday under the direction of Rochelle Reed and faculty member Edward Ferdinand. The group will perform Mozart’s “Mass in C, K.259,” Eric Whitacre’s “Cloudburst” and a variety of American and English music. The concert …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Music Area of Bucks County Community College’s Department of the Arts is presenting a six free concerts, which start tonight.
The Music Area of Bucks County Community College’s Department of the Arts is presenting a six free concerts, culminating in a performance by a big-band style Jazz Orchestra. The concerts, which start this week, are part of the school's Arts at Bucks celebrations. All concerts will be held in Presser Music Room in the Music & Multimedia Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the Newtown campus. The festivities kick off tonight, when the Chamber Jazz Ensemble presents a free concert. The concert will feature students performing selections from a repertoire specifically composed for small-group jazz ensembles. The Madrigal Singers take the stage on Wednesday. Under the direction of faculty member Rochelle Reed, this vocal ensemble will entertain …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Arts at Bucks festival at Bucks County Community College opens Wednesday and will feature various demonstrations and performances through May 14.
Bucks County Community College’s Arts at Bucks Celebration gets underway this week and will feature free concerts, demonstrations, exhibitions and more in a series of events that are open to the public. Many of the events are free. The month-long celebration begins Wednesday and goes through May 14. "The annual Arts at Bucks festival showcases the talent and academic excellence available at the public, two-year school," according to a BCCC press release. Bucks is one of the few community colleges in the nation that is an accredited institutional member of both the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the press release said. Here's a look at some of the festival highlights: For …
The Bristol Riverside Theatre is holding a black tie optional event Saturday to recognize Bucks County Commissioner Robert Loughery.
Come for fundraising, stay for the arts. That could be the mantra for Saturday night's black tie optional gala to support the Bristol Riverside Theatre. The 26-year-old performance arts venue situated in Bristol Borough is staging an event to recognize Bucks County Commissioner Robert Loughery, who, according to Stephanie King, the theatre's individual and corporate giving manager, was instrumental in helping BRT secure an $85,00, interest-free five-year loan from Bucks County. "He has always been a big supporter of the arts," King said, adding that the theatre has recently added a new scene shop, and a new rehearsal space. "We have a lot of buildings all over Bristol." On Saturday, the theatre's surrogate building for the event, National …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Give poetry a chance. Celebrate spring by discovering poems you can understand
Are you like millions of Americans who are turned off by poetry? “I don’t understand poems,” you might say. Or, “I like reading novels, but I just don’t ‘get’ poetry.” The month of April—the time of blooming daffodils and songbirds settling down for their next broods—is National Poetry Month, as declared in 2006 by the Academy of National Poets. Here’s a challenge for you. Rummage through your shelves and select a book of poetry, possibly from the days when you were in high school or college. Find a solitary place, perhaps out in the back yard, leaf through the pages, and find one poem you enjoy. Announce to your family or a friend that you’d like to read them this poem in honor of National Poetry Month. Poets are a diverse assortment of …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Bucks County High School Art Exhibition, which will be held at Bucks County Community College's Newtown Campus, features more than 200 works of art in a variety of media.
The 18th Annual Bucks County High School Art Exhibition opens April 1 at Bucks County Community College’s Hicks Art Center Gallery. A Congressional Art Contest awards ceremony with Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 7. The exhibit will be on display through April 9. The show features more than 200 works of art in a variety of media such as painting, drawing, photography, graphic design, stained glass, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and jewelry. The works were submitted by 48 art teachers from 17 high schools throughout the county. It is coordinated by faculty member Cris Martino. Several college faculty members have chosen one first-place and three honorable-mention winners for the annual Congressional Art …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The BCTHS drama department will perform 'Working' March 15, 16 , 22 and 23.
Bucks County Technical High School's drama department will perform "Working" as this year's spring musical. For two weekends (Friday and Saturday, March 15-16 and 22-23) students will bring the musical, which is based on the 1974 book, Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. "Working" gives an oral history of American workers, according to Director Adrienne Bogarde Roach, to the stage. "The book is based on interviews of hundreds of American men, women, and children of all ages, races and socioeconomic backgrounds," she said. The musical first debuted on Broadway in 1978, and for more than 30 years it has been a favorite among regional and community theater companies, Roach said. Obviously the …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
John Fischer of Silverfisch Studios will debut new pieces at this weekend's festival.
More than 250 craftspeople from around the country will showcase their handcrafted works at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Oaks, Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Some of those highlighted works will come from the hands of John and Peg Fischer, a Trevose couple who started SilverFisch Studios in 2004. They will debut several new pieces during the festival, ranging from jewelry, pens and wine stoppers. The Festival will showcase the nation’s finest artistry, creativity and ingenuity. Exhibitors from around the country will congregate from all types of backgrounds with different talents and skills with a shared passion and dedication to producing one-of-a-kind, American-made fine crafts and …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
In today's news, 20-year-old cancer patient honored at blood drive, rock thrown through Dollar Tree window and more.
Friday, March 8, 2013
In this week's news: another serious crash on Route 611, an Amtrak train kills a pedestrian, Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday and more.