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  Press Release: July 9: Midwest Dilemma (7/7/2014)  

PRESS RELEASE

June 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Bob Fuson

fgps@artsincorporated.org

402-477-8008

Presenting: Midwest Dilemma

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

12 noon - 1 p.m.

Lincoln Community Foundation Garden

Join Midwest Dilemma for the second July concert of the 2014 Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series on Wednesday, July 9 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

A guitar, red trucker hat, folk songs, and an old Toyota wagon on open road. Justin Lamoureux has been performing as Midwest Dilemma for nearly a decade. Over hills, valleys, across plains, mountains, forests, deserts, rivers, oceans and destinations near and far to share stories of life in the Midwest. Lamoureux recruited 23 musical collaborators for the debut release titled Timelines & Tragedies in 2008. The ever changing and revolving cast fills out the woodwind, brass, string and percussion sections.

Free and open to the public!

The Lincoln Community Foundation Garden is located at 1415 "N" Street in Lincoln. These free public concerts are a 29 year tradition and bring hundreds of audience members each week to enjoy their lunch hour with great entertainment, fresh air, free wifi, and relaxation, in a lovely garden setting.

For the most current information about the series, including photos and video, visit our Facebook page.


For more information please see the LCFGPS Home Page.

  Press Release: America The Beautiful: featuring the Young Artist Winner (6/27/2014)  

PRESS RELEASE

June 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Lincoln Municipal Band

402-477-7899

Arts Incorporated

All-American Salute

America the Beautiful:

featuring the 2014 Young Artist Winner

Lincoln, NE - The Lincoln Municipal Band will kick off its 2014 Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. with a patriotic concert entitled "America the Beautiful: featuring the 2014 Young Artist Winner," conducted by music director Bob Krueger. The inaugural concert of the 2014 season will feature American favorites including "Americans We," "American Pageant," "America the Beautiful," and "Stars and Stripes Forever." Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a beautiful evening of music, family, and friends!

The Lincoln Municipal Band will also be joined by the 2014 John Shildneck Young Artist Competition winner Claire Knaus. Claire, a student of Scott Anderson, will be performing Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Concerto for Trombone and Military Band.

All Lincoln Municipal Band concerts are held at the John Shildneck Memorial Bandshell in Antelope Park and are FREE and open to the public.

Bob Krueger is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.M.E in 1984 and M.M. in 1994), Mr. Krueger has been a music teacher in the Lincoln Public Schools since 1985. Currently, Mr. Krueger teaches band lessons at Beattie, Kloefkorn and Maxey elementary schools, and directs Jazz Ensemble I and II and the Jazz Combo at Southeast High School. In 1989 Mr. Krueger was named the nation's outstanding young high school band director by the American School Band Directors Association.

In addition to conducting the Lincoln Municipal Band and performing as a member of the band's trumpet section, Mr. Krueger performs with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, the Monday Night Big Band, the Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble, and his own jazz combo. He also serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest.

Claire Knaus grew up in Lisle, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and moved to Omaha when she was 12. In fifth grade, she began playing trombone, and started studying privately with Jay Wise of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra before her freshman year of high school. She attended Elkhorn High School, graduating in 2013, where she participated in several honor bands, marching and symphonic band, and jazz band. Claire was also a member of the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra's Youth Philharmonic and Youth Symphony throughout high school.

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and under the instruction of Dr. Scott Anderson, she has completed her freshman year of college, again participating in several ensembles and contests. Music has always been a main focus in Claire's life. For fun, she plays guitar, sings, and writes music. She became a member of the Omaha Musicians' Association in 2013. She has also taken lessons with professionals such as Roger Rocco (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), James Olin (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Peter Ellefson (Indiana University, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic), and Thomas Ashworth (University of Minnesota and Kansas City Symphony Orchestra).


For more information please see the LMB Home Page.

  Press Release: July 2: The Bottle Tops (6/26/2014)  

PRESS RELEASE

June 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Bob Fuson

fgps@artsincorporated.org

402-477-8008

Presenting: The Bottle Tops

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

12 noon - 1 p.m.

Lincoln Community Foundation Garden

Join The Bottle Tops for the first July concert of the 2014 Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series on Wednesday, July 2 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

The Bottle Tops are a group of artists residing in Lincoln. Created by Michael Semrad Jr., Kerry Semrad and brother Andrew James Semrad, the family of musicians have settled for nothing less than rocking the wiggles out of every audience member. Finding their voices through original songs has become an uplifting journey; together they find that deep comfort in the soul that is driven by the sound a family creates. Kerry, coming from a background of gospel and blues, lends vocals to Mike's country and rock influences to make a sound that can only be described as Americana. The Semrad family has a thick history in the Nebraska area, with Michael Semrad Sr. having national success in 1968 with a hit song, "No Not Much" on Buddha records out of Memphis, Tennessee.

Free and open to the public!

The Lincoln Community Foundation Garden is located at 1415 "N" Street in Lincoln. These free public concerts are a 29 year tradition and bring hundreds of audience members each week to enjoy their lunch hour with great entertainment, fresh air, free wifi, and relaxation, in a lovely garden setting.

For the most current information about the series, including photos and video, visit our Facebook page.


For more information please see the LCFGPS Home Page.

  Press Release: Hear Nebraska Brass on NET Radio this Sunday! (6/21/2014)  

BY REQUEST on NET RADIO

The "By Request" concert recorded during our 25th Anniversary Season will be aired on NET Radio this Sunday, June 22 on the "Nebraska Concerts" program which is aired between 1pm and 3pm. Listen to a variety of audience favorites! Find NET radio at 91.1 FM or stream it online at netnebraska.org/radio-stream.

SEASON TICKETS

Have you ordered your 2014-2015 Season Brass Pass or Top Brass Club membership yet? Click here for an order form and send yours in today! We're putting together a wonderful season. If you have suggestions for a great venue/city where we should try to schedule a concert, let us know!


For more information please see the NB Home Page.

  Press Release: June 25: Skylark (6/19/2014)  

PRESS RELEASE

June 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Bob Fuson

fgps@artsincorporated.org

402-477-8008

Presenting: Skylark

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

12 noon - 1 p.m.

Lincoln Community Foundation Garden

Join Skylark for the fourth June concert of the 2014 Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series on Wednesday, June 25 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Skylark is a five member group best known for doing jazz standards and pop music. Many of the songs are familiar favorites recorded by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Diana Krall, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, and Norah Jones.

The band came together five years ago and has enjoyed playing local venues such as James Arthur Vineyards, Deer Springs Winery, Hillcrest Country Club, and Lincoln Country Club. Skylark has also played for many local events such as the Foundation Gardens Concert Series, Lincoln Farmers Market, the Lincoln Arts Festival, and the Cork and Ale Festival. Skylark frequently plays for the UN-L Faculty Dance Club and for other dance clubs in the Lincoln-Omaha area. Skylark played for the Sheldon Gallery 50th Anniversary Fundraiser this past June.

Free and open to the public!

The Lincoln Community Foundation Garden is located at 1415 "N" Street in Lincoln. These free public concerts are a 29 year tradition and bring hundreds of audience members each week to enjoy their lunch hour with great entertainment, fresh air, free wifi, and relaxation, in a lovely garden setting.

For the most current information about the series, including photos and video, visit our Facebook page.


For more information please see the LCFGPS Home Page.

  Press Release: June 18: Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble (6/12/2014)  

PRESS RELEASE

June 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Bob Fuson

fgps@artsincorporated.org

402-477-8008

Presenting: Nebraska Brass

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

12 noon - 1 p.m.

Lincoln Community Foundation Garden

Join the Nebraska Brass for the third June concert of the 2014 Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series on Wednesday, June 18 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Founded in 1987, the Nebraska Brass is one of the Midwest's most popular brass quintets and recently celebrated its 25th anniversary season. Audiences young and old enjoy serious musicianship and light-hearted humor as the group presents a variety of music ranging from classical to popular, including Dixieland and jazz. The ensemble presents an annual series of five sets of concerts in Lincoln, Omaha, and a number of other Nebraska communities. In addition, the Nebraska Brass participates in the Nebraska Arts Council Touring Program, performing in more than 50 Nebraska communities in the last 25 years. In one of its most successful and visible programs, the Nebraska Brass visits elementary schools in Lincoln and Omaha each year through its Brass Goes to School educational outreach, which has taken them to nearly 100 elementary schools in the last 15 years. The Nebraska Brass also performs for weddings, graduation ceremonies, business and government functions, church services, public park concerts, and special events.

Free and open to the public!

The Lincoln Community Foundation Garden is located at 1415 "N" Street in Lincoln. These free public concerts are a 29 year tradition and bring hundreds of audience members each week to enjoy their lunch hour with great entertainment, fresh air, free wifi, and relaxation, in a lovely garden setting.

For the most current information about the series, including photos and video, visit our Facebook page.


For more information please see the LCFGPS Home Page.

  Press Release: Lincoln Municipal Band Announces 2014 Summer Concert Series (6/12/2014)  

2014 Summer Concert Series

The Lincoln Municipal Band is pleased to announce the 2014 Summer Concert Series. Performances are held Sunday evenings in July and August at 7:00 p.m. at the John Shildneck Memorial Bandshell in Antelope Park, Lincoln, Nebraska. Admission is FREE. The Lincoln Municipal Band invites you to bring a picnic dinner, blanket, lawn chairs, and enjoy the beautiful evenings in the park with family and friends!

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July 6 America The Beautiful

Conductor: Bob Krueger

Soloist: Claire Knaus, trombone

2014 John Shildneck Young Artist Competition Winner

July 13 Picnic in the Park: Bring the Whole Family

Conductor: Bob Krueger

Soloist: Terry Rush, trombone

July 20 Box Office Favorites: Marquee Melodies

Conductor: Tony Falcone

Soloist: Bob Snider, percussion

July 27 A Night of Classics: Classic Cars on Display

Conductor: Carolyn Barber

Soloist: Ben Arunski, tuba

August 3 Give My Regards: A Broadway Celebration

Conductor: Terry Rush

Soloist: Ryan Beach, trumpet

August 10 Big Band Spotlight: A Tribute to Don Gill

Conductor: Bob Krueger

Soloist: Scott Anderson, euphonium

August 17 An American Salute: Honoring Those Who Serve

Conductor: Bob Krueger

Soloist: Dean Haist, trumpet

You can download a season flyer here. If you didn't receive one in the mail and would like to have one mailed to you please call us at 402-477-7899.


For more information please see the LMB Home Page.

  Press Release: FREE CONCERT by Nebraska Brass! (6/12/2014)  

FREE NEBRASKA BRASS CONCERT!

You are invited to the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden for a free concert!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

The Lincoln Community Foundation Garden is located at 1415 "N" Street in Lincoln. Casual, relaxing atmosphere...bring your friends and family...bring your lunch...or buy yourself a treat at the Korn Popper!

Early Bird Discount until June 14!

It's not too late to purchase your Season Brass Pass and SAVE!

Each Season Brass Pass has five punches that can be used however you'd like: Five people can use it for a single concert, one person can use it for five different concerts in five different communities, or you can create any combination totaling five. It's a very flexible and cost-effective way to enjoy Nebraska Brass concerts.

If you purchase yours before June 14th, enjoy these early bird rates:

Senior: $51.00

Adult: $63.75

If you are a new subscriber, we have a special discount for you:

Senior: $27.00

Adult: $33.50

Students and children are always free!


For more information please see the NB Home Page.

  Press Release: LMBC Camp to include national-level instruction (6/11/2014)  

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company

402-477-8446

lmbc@artsincorporated.org

Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company dance camp provides local and regional dance students with national-level instruction July 28 to August 2.

The Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company’s 25th Annual Summer Dance Camp will feature the return of Andrew Taft from Ballet Idaho. Taft has danced for the LMBC in the 2013 Nutcracker and 2014 Snow White. Other instructors include: Rachel Butler of the Huntsville Ballet and Richard Elszy of Adage in Los Angeles. Instructors from Lincoln include: Robin Gifford of Springboard and Courtney Capoun of Cheer and Dance Express.

Camp will be held July 28 – August 2 at the Temple Building on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Camp curriculum includes ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary jazz, turns, jumps and leaps, and acting. A special “How to Audition” workshop will be held Saturday, August 2, to prepare dancers for any audition. A professional accompanist will provide live piano music in upper-level ballet classes.

“High quality instruction, individualized attention, and connections to the professional and national dance worlds are the strengths of our summer dance camp,” says Shari True, Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company artistic director. “Our camp is also very affordable. Dancers will get the same level of instruction that they would pay much more for at summer intensives in other parts of the country and they get to stay right here in Lincoln.”

The Lincoln Midwest Ballet Summer Camp is designed for dancers with a minimum of one year of dance studio experience who love dance and want to immerse themselves in a week-long experience. Dancers will study with outstanding teachers and learn in a supportive environment that offers individualized attention. Camp is open to all dancers ages 8 and up (age on July 28, 2014). Class levels are determined by age and discretion of the camp director and faculty. Collegiate level offered and welcomed.

"Growing up I looked forward to attending the Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company Summer Dance Camp every year. I enjoyed the individual attention and training from the professional guest teachers. By the end of the week each teacher knew our name and made us feel they were really there to help us improve and grow as a dancer. There were a variety of classes offered, all geared towards making me a stronger and more versatile dancer." says LMBC alumna Ashley Durst. "I would recommend this summer camp to any dancer who wants to get great training in numerous styles of dance, from professional faculty members, in a classroom setting where they will receive individual attention to improve over the course of the camp." Durst danced Clara, Snow Queen and Spain in the LMBC Nutcracker. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in dance performance and teaching from Oklahoma City University.

Cost for the five and a half-day camp is $375 before July 1, 2014 and increases to $475 after July 1, 2014. More information and registration are available at LincolnMidwestBallet.org

2014 Summer Camp Faculty:

Andrew Taft

Andrew Taft, a principal dancer with Ballet Idaho, began his classical training at the age of nine with Ruth Wiesen at the Miami Conservatory. He studied also with Thomas Armour, Robert Pike, Nancy Raffa and other professional guest artists. Taft trained in both Limon and Graham technique at the New World School of the Arts. His ballet training continued in New York City with private coaching by Johan Renvall and David Howard. He has danced leading roles with Michael Uthoff Dance Theatre, Miami Ballet, Francis Owen/Cox Dance, Ballet Hawaii and Miami City Ballet. Taft has danced for LMBC as the 2013 Nutcracker Prince and the Prince in 2014 Snow White.

Rachel Butler

Rachel Butler is currently director of Huntsville Ballet School as well as ballet mistress for the Huntsville Ballet Company. She trained with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet and the Atlantic Contemporary Ballet Academy. As a professional dancer, she danced soloist and principal roles with Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and has been sought after as a guest artist throughout the United States. As ballet mistress Butler has set ballets for New Haven Ballet, and served as assistant ballet mistress of children’s roles for Kent Stowell’s and Maurice Sendak’s world-renowned production of The Nutcracker.

Richard Elszy

Richard Elszy, director of technique at Adage Dance Center in Los Angeles, returns to LMBC camp to teach contemporary and jazz. He has studied under Donald McKayle and David Allen, in Chicago at the Ruth Page Center with Larry Long, in Philadelphia with the Philadanco Dance Company, and in L.A. with Paula Morgan. He has also been a teacher in the Paula Morgan Technique for 7 years, and is one of a few teachers accredited to instruct her syllabus. Elszy has danced professionally in numerous dance companies including: Chicago Arts Project and Civic Ballet of Chicago.

Courtney Capoun

Courtney Capoun has more than 13 years of dance, cheer and tumbling teaching experience. She is co-owner of Cheer and Dance Express in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is director of their competition teams, specializing in recreational cheer, tumbling and competition hip hop teams. Her choreography has won awards on the regional and national levels. During her 19 years of training she has won many national titles and was a member of the University of Nebraska Scarlets dance team. She holds a degree in inclusive early childhood education with an emphasis in special education.

Robin Gifford

Robin Gifford will teach "The Model Dancer," helping dancers with their etiquette, poise, and interview skills. Gifford is the owner of Springboard, a personal development, modeling and pageant-coaching studio in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has worked as a model in Tokyo, Paris and New York, then as an agent and scouting director for IMG Models and Elite Model Management in New York City. She has also served as a model editor for two fashion publications. During her tenure with Elite, People magazine dubbed her “Madame No” in a feature article naming her North America’s top scout. Gifford returned to Nebraska, working corporately for 10 years before combining her business background with her modeling experience and founding Springboard. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Columbia University in New York City.


For more information please see the LMBC Home Page.

  Press Release: Lincoln Municipal Band Announces 2014 Summer Concert Series (6/10/2014)  

PRESS RELEASE

June 10, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Lincoln Municipal Band

402-477-7899

2014 Summer Concert Series

Lincoln, NE - The Lincoln Municipal Band is pleased to announce the 2014 Summer Concert Series. Performances are held Sunday evenings in July and August at 7:00 p.m. at the John Shildneck Memorial Bandshell in Antelope Park, Lincoln, Nebraska. Admission is FREE. The Lincoln Municipal Band invites you to bring a picnic dinner, blanket, lawn chairs, and enjoy the beautiful evenings in the park with family and friends!

July 6 America The Beautiful

Conductor: Bob Krueger

Soloist: Claire Knaus, trombone

2014 John Shildneck Young Artist Competition Winner

July 13 Picnic in the Park: Bring the Whole Family

Conductor: Bob Krueger

Soloist: Terry Rush, trombone

July 20 Box Office Favorites: Marquee Melodies

Conductor: Tony Falcone

Soloist: Bob Snider, percussion

July 27 A Night of Classics: Classic Cars on Display

Conductor: Carolyn Barber

Soloist: Ben Arunski, tuba

August 3 Give My Regards: A Broadway Celebration

Conductor: Terry Rush

Soloist: Ryan Beach, trumpet

August 10 Big Band Spotlight: A Tribute to Don Gill

Conductor: Bob Krueger

Soloist: Scott Anderson, euphonium

August 17 An American Salute: Honoring Those Who Serve

Conductor: Bob Krueger

Soloist: Dean Haist, trumpet

Join the Lincoln Municipal Band as it continues one of Lincoln's finest traditions of over one hundred years. The first concerts were held in 1907 at State Fair Park and then moved to Antelope Park in 1911.These concerts in the park boast regular crowds of more than 1500.


For more information please see the LMB Home Page.

 
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