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  Press Release: Capital Jazz Society announces fall dates (8/29/2012)  
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PRESS RELEASE
August, 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact:
402-477-7899
Capital Jazz Society

Capital Jazz Society announces Fall Jazz Events

Lincoln, Nebraska - Jazz is back! The Capital Jazz Society announces its series of jazz events for the fall of 2012. The Monday Night Big Band performances feature a 17-piece big band, and the Wednesday evening Lincoln Jazz Series features an array of local and regional jazz artists.

All events are held at Brewsky's Jazz Underground, 201 North 8th Street, Lincoln, NE, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for students with valid ID, or $3 if you bring an instrument and sit in with the band (Mondays only). Food and full beverage service is available.

For more information please contact the business office of the Capital Jazz Society, 402-477-7899 or cjs@artsincorporated.org.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday, September 10 - Monday Night Big Band
Wednesday, September 12 - Lincoln Jazz Series
Monday, September 24 - Monday Night Big Band
Wednesday, September 26 - Lincoln Jazz Series
Monday, October 1 - Monday Night Big Band
Monday, October 8 - Monday Night Big Band
Wednesday, October 10 - Lincoln Jazz Series
Wednesday, October 17 - Lincoln Jazz Series
Monday, November 5 - Monday Night Big Band
Wednesday, November 7 - Lincoln Jazz Series
Monday, November 12 - Monday Night Big Band

For more information please see the CJS Home Page.

  Press Release: Nebraska Jazz Orchestra presents "Bernin' Drums" (8/27/2012)  
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PRESS RELEASE
August 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact:Nebraska Jazz Orchestra
402-477-8446

Nebraska Jazz Orchestra presents
Bernin' Drums

Lincoln, NE - Join the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra for the sizzling start to its 2012-2013 concert season, as it presents "Bernin' Drums," featuring guest artist Bernie Dresel. Percussive tour de force Bernie Dresel has played with Maynard Ferguson, David Byrne, Gordon Goodwin, Ringo Starr and Chaka Khan, and now he's joining the NJO for what's sure to be an unforgettable performance.

"Bernin' Drums" will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at the Cornhusker Hotel, 333 South 13th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska at 7:30 p.m. Priority seating for season ticket holders and Jazz Club members is at 7:00 p.m., with general admission seating beginning at 7:15 p.m. Single admission tickets are $25 for Adults and $12.50 for Students. Season tickets are also available, $90 for adults and $45 for students, and new subscribers can take 50% off the price of season tickets. Season tickets and concert tickets may be purchased by contacting the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra business office at (402) 477-8446 or njo@artsincorporated.org.

Bernie Dresel Bernie Dresel, longtime drummer for the Brian Setzer Orchestra, has performed with a who's who of music legends.

Originally driven to a career in music when his grandmother bought him the Fab Four's American debut, "Meet The Beatles," Bernie began drumming at age 4. During his high school years Bernie supplied the backbeat to the wildly popular local band, Starbreaker. After high school Bernie headed to Rochester, NY to the Eastman School of Music where he studied classical percussion. Upon graduating in the spring of 1983 he moved to Los Angeles.

Bernie has done loads of session work and built quite a reputation as a reliable and brilliant musician. He's played with Maynard Ferguson, Talking Head David Byrne, The Rippingtons and Chaka Khan, in addition to doing a lot of session work. Bernie has also lent his considerable talents to television show scores like Dallas, Knots Landing, Deep Space Nine, Suddenly Susan and many cartoons including The Simpsons and Pinky and The Brain, as well as numerous movie scores.

For more information please see the NJO Home Page.

  Press Release: Record number of dancers welcomed at Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company Dance Camp (08/01/2012)  

PRESS RELEASE
August 1, 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Kirsten Drennon
402-477-88446
or Shari True, Artistic Director
402-304-9999
Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company

LMBC Dance Camp welcomes record number of participants

LINCOLN, NE - August 1, 2012- The Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company has welcomed a record number of participants this week at their 23rd annual dance camp. Sixty-five dancers from Lincoln and the surrounding area are taking intensive ballet, pointe, jazz, acting and contemporary classes at the Temple Building on the UNL campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Contemporary dance is being taught by the highly-energetic Stephan Reynolds from Cirque du Soleil's production of "O" in Las Vegas.

A special "How to Audition" workshop will be held Saturday, August 4 from 9 a.m. to noon, to prepare dancers for any audition.

"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, excellent 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."

2012 Summer Camp Faculty:

Stephan Reynolds
Stephan is a seasoned veteran of live, on stage performance. As an international master teacher, he has taught throughout the U.S. and the world. Currently, Stephan performs a lead role in Cirque du Soleil's production of "O" at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Stephan's class is like a non-stop, contemporary dance mix tape. He will teach you to perform a fusion of jazz, ballet, funk and African, pushing you beyond your comfort zone and into the realm of true artistry. So buckle up tight, 'cause Stephan will take you from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds!

Cristóbal Márquez
Cristóbal is a native of Santiago, Chile. His dance training began at the Teatro de Municipal de Chile and the University of Chile. Cristóbal came to the United States at the invitation of Houston Ballet and later had professional dance contracts with Colorado Ballet and Columbia Classical Ballet, and as soloist for Nevada Ballet Theatre. He has been a guest artist for Roswell Ballet Theatre, Queen City Ballet, Ballet Fantastique and Denver Ballet. Cristóbal is the founder and artistic director of Ballet Conservatory of Salt Lake City.

Rachel Butler
Rachel 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 Rachel 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.

Sasha Dobson
Sasha is a Lincoln native who received her BFA in acting from Ithaca College in New York and her MFA in acting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After graduate school, Sasha moved to England for five years where she was fortunate to find work as an actress with the touring company Shakespeare To Go. Since Sasha returned to Lincoln she has worked extensively as an actor, director, acting/voice/dialect coach, university educator and producer. She teaches theatre and acting classes at UNL and is also the AdventureLied Coordinator for the Lied Center for Performing Arts.


For more information please see the LMBC Home Page.

  Press Release: Nebraska Jazz Orchestra announces12-13 concert season! (07/27/2012)  

Sizzling Hot Jazz!
Nebraska Jazz Orchestra's 2012-2013 Season

The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra is pleased to announce its 2012-2013 concert season.

Season tickets are now available at $90 for adults and $45 for students, a 10% savings off of door price. Plus, new subscribers can take 50% off the regular season ticket price!

General admission tickets for individual concerts may also be purchased in advance or at the door for each concert. General admission prices are: Adults $25 and Students $12.50. Concert dates, times and locations are listed below. For tickets and additional information, contact the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra business office at (402) 477-8446 or njo@artsincorporated.org.

Download Season Brochure and Order Form

2012-2013 Season: Bernin' Drums | featuring Bernie Dresel
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 ● 7:30 pm

The Cornhusker Hotel | 333 South 13th Street Lincoln, Nebraska

Percussive tour de force Bernie Dresel has played with Maynard Ferguson, David Byrne, Gordon Goodwin, Ringo Starr and Chaka Khan, and now he's joining the NJO for what's sure to be an unforgettable performance.

High Intensity | featuring Willie Murillo & Becky Martin
Thursday, December 20, 2012 ● 7:30 pm

The Cornhusker Hotel | 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska

In-demand L.A. trumpeter Willie Murillo is taking a break from appearing on NBC's The Voice and ABC's Duets to bring his explosive trumpet sound to the NJO. For a special holiday treat, Becky Martin will add her stunning voice to this festive performance. Popular LA vocalist Becky Martin performs with trumpet star Arturo Sandoval and with Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band.

Simmering Vocals | featuring Jackie Allen
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 ● 7:30 pm

The Cornhusker Hotel | 333 South 13th Street Lincoln, Nebraska

"Artistic, elegant, passionate and thoroughly engaging" describe vocalist Jackie Allen's performances. You won't want to miss her performance with the NJO. Also featured on this concert is the 2013 Young Lions All-Star Band.

Blazin' KC BBQ | featuring Bobby Watson
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 ● 7:30 pm

The Cornhusker Hotel | 333 South 13th Street Lincoln, Nebraska

One of the world's premier alto saxophonists, Kansas City legend Bobby Watson brings his brand of music to NJO, including the K.C.-inspired Gates BBQ Suite. Also performing on this concert is the winner of the 2013 NJO Young Jazz Artist Competition.


For more information please see the NJO Home Page.

  Press Release: Salute to Veterans: Honoring Those Who Serve (07/27/2012)  

PRESS RELEASE
July 27, 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Lincoln Municipal Band
402-477-7899

Salute to Veterans: Honoring those who Serve

Lincoln, NE - The Lincoln Municipal Band will conclude its 2012 Summer Concert Series on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., with a concert entitled "Salute to Veterans: Honoring Those Who Serve," conducted by Bob Krueger. This concert will feature favorite patriotic selections, including "Semper Fidelis," "Sabre and Spurs," and "An American in Paris," along with our traditional "Armed Forces Salute" to honor those who have served our country. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a beautiful evening of music, family, and friends!

The Lincoln Municipal Band will also be joined by soloist Ric Ricker, horn. Ric will perform "Beale Street Blues."

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, he teaches band lessons at Beattie and Maxey elementary schools, and directs Jazz Ensemble I and II at Southeast High School. In 1988 he received the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association Jack Snider Award, and in 1989 he 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.

Ric Ricker received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Tennessee and Master of Music from Southern Methodist University. Before moving to Lincoln he was a career orchestral performer for over 20 years. Ric is currently the Downtown Sales Manager for the Dietze Music House chain and horn instructor at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He is a member of the Nebraska Brass and Lincoln Municipal Band and performs often with the Lincoln and Omaha Symphonies.


For more information please see the LMB Home Page.

  Press Release: On Broadway: Music from the Stage (07/20/2012)  

PRESS RELEASE
July 20, 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Lincoln Municipal Band
402-477-7899

On Broadway: Music from the Stage

Lincoln, NE - The Lincoln Municipal Band will continue its 2012 Summer Concert Series on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., with a concert entitled "On Broadway: Music from the Stage," conducted by Bob Krueger. This concert will feature popular selections from the stage, including "Gershwin on Broadway," "Showboat," and "Selections from Wicked." Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a beautiful evening of music, family, and friends!

The Lincoln Municipal Band will also be joined by soloist Deborah Bouffard, trumpet. Deborah will perform "Stars in a Velvety Sky," and "'Tis the Last Rose of Summer."

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, he teaches band lessons at Beattie and Maxey elementary schools, and directs Jazz Ensemble I and II at Southeast High School. In 1988 he received the NSBA Jack Snider Award, and in 1989 he 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.

Deborah Bouffard earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Maine and a Master of Music degree in trumpet performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is currently a member of the Lincoln Public Schools instrumental music faculty where she teaches beginning band at Pershing, Hartley, Saratoga and Eastridge Elementary Schools. In addition to performing with the Lincoln Municipal Band, Deborah is a member of Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra, the Plymouth Brass, the Nebraska Chamber Players, and the Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble.


For more information please see the LMB Home Page.

  Press Release: Local celebrities and dance studios to compete in Dancing With the Stars of Lincoln (07/19/2012)  

PRESS RELEASE
July 19, 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Kirsten Drennon
402-477-88446
Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company

Local celebrities and dance teams to compete in Dancing with the Stars of Lincoln

LINCOLN, NE,- July 19, 2012, The Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company has announced the 2012 contestants for Dancing With the Stars of Lincoln. Now in its fourth year, the Dancing with the Stars fundraiser has provided additional support for the LMBC's annual production of the Nutcracker ballet and summer dance camp.

"Dancing With the Stars has built momentum the past four years and is now one of the most enjoyable and popular fundraising events in Lincoln. The crowd loves to watch their favorite dancers and has a lot of fun voting for the 'People's Choice' award, said Nancy Ingham, LMBC board member and co- chair of the Dancing With the Stars Committee.

"We are able to finance new costumes and sets for Nutcracker productions and help make our summer dance camp happen each year with the funds raised from this event," added Jody McCleese,LMBC board member and co-chair of Dancing With the Stars.

Dancing With the Stars of Lincoln will be held at the Cornhusker Hotel, 333 South 13th Street on Friday, August 17, 2012. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the dance competition at 8 p.m.

Eleven dance teams are participating in the competition. Teams are made up of local celebrities and a local dance studio or fitness-oriented business. Master of Ceremonies is Aaron Davis, Aaron Davis Presents. Judges are Richard Bailey, Bailey Lauerman; Jan Bretz, JB Communications; and William Stephan, Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Dr. Cori Amend, Dentist, Community Volunteer & Cheer and Dance Express, Karen Capoun, Chris Damien

Kayla Batt, Miss Nebraska 2011 & True Dance & Co., Shari True

Tom Bowen, Co-founder/VP Williams Group Consulting & En Pointe Dance Academy/YWCA, Chelsea Heavican

Lee Chapin, Sales Manager, Sandhills Publishing & Starstruck Dance Academy, Emily Daharsh

Monica Dawson, Proprietor of Pilates Method, Lincoln's Foremost Pilates Studio & True Dance & Co., Racheal Hummel, Nick Martin

Elizabeth Govaerts, Attorney, Vince Powers & Associates & CCD, Sarah Brown/Monya Deboer

Bob Henrichs, Director of Theatre, Lincoln Southwest High School & Pinewood Bowl, Courtney Piccoli

Jeffery T. Peetz, Attorney, Woods Aiken LLP & Marriner Ballroom Dance, Kim Marriner

Tracy Scott, Co-owner dsts Boutique, Volunteer, Full-time Mother & Yoga Body and Balance, Thomas Radtke

Shaylene Smith, Attorney, Kalkwarf and Smith Law Offices & Studio to be announced.

Cindi Weiss, Family Practice Specialists/Owner, Holy Tamole Salsa/Punkindoodle Foods and Rosalie Duffy, Premier Psychiatric Group, & Jahzeel "Hoss" Coats, Southeast Community College Fitness Trainer and DJ Services

Individual tickets are $75 and corporate tables featuring reserved seating for ten with sponsorship recognition are available for $850. To purchase tickets online, visit lincolnmidwestballet.org or call Mike Dowd, 402-421-2173; for corporate tables call Jody McLeese, 402-432-8236

The Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. For more information on the Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company, please call 402-477-8446.


For more information please see the LMBC Home Page.

  Press Release: Young at Heart: the Greatest Generation (07/16/2012)  

PRESS RELEASE
July 16, 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Lincoln Municipal Band
402-477-7899
Arts Incorporated

Young at Heart: The Greatest Generation

Lincoln, NE - The Lincoln Municipal Band will continue its 2012 Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., with a concert entitled "Young at Heart: the Greatest Generation," conducted by Tony Falcone. This concert will feature popular tunes recalling the greatest generation, including "A Tribute to Glenn Miller," "Victory at Sea," and "Benny Goodman: King of Swing." Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a beautiful evening of music, family, and friends!

The Lincoln Municipal Band will also be joined by soloist Dean Haist, trumpet. Dean will perform "La Virgen de la Macarena," and "My Heaven of Love."

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

Anthony M. Falcone is the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His duties include directing the Cornhusker Marching Band, conducting the Symphonic Band, teaching instrumental arranging, and assisting with the administration of all university bands. He is also active in the Percussion Studio, teaching lessons, and conducting the Percussion Ensemble.

Mr. Falcone is very active as a marching and concert band clinician, arranger, and adjudicator for school music programs throughout the country. He serves regularly as a guest conductor for honor bands and his clinics have been received at several state conventions and the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. Arranger's Publishing Company and Alfred Publications have published his arrangements. Locally he is a member of the Plymouth Brass, and a regular performer with the Lincoln Municipal Band, and Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra.

Dean W. Haist received his bachelor and master of music degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has served on the faculty of Nebraska Wesleyan University for since 1985, currently teaching trumpet, brass ensemble, jazz ensemble and jazz improvisation. Mr. Haist is a busy freelance trumpet player, performing with a wide variety of groups in Nebraska, and has toured the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and Japan. He first started performing with the Lincoln Municipal Band in the early 1970s and has been featured on a regular basis as a soloist since 1975. He serves as Executive Director of the Lincoln Municipal Band, Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble, Nebraska Brass, Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, Capital Jazz Society, as the Business Manager of the Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company and is currently President of the Association of Nonprofit Executives. His business, Arts Incorporated, provides management services for seven local nonprofit organizations and contracts musicians for over 200 services each year including events at the Lied Center for Performing Arts such as The Nutcracker, and Broadway touring productions of South Pacific, Ragtime and Chicago.


For more information please see the LMB Home Page.

  Press Release: We want you at dance camp! (07/16/2012)  

Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company
Dance Camp

July 30-August 4
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

We want you at dance camp!

There's still time to reserve your place at our 2012 dance camp. Our outstanding instructors will be here in a few weeks ready to teach you ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, turns, jumps and leaps, and acting. A professional accompanist will provide live piano music in ballet classes. On the last day of camp, a "How to Audition" workshop will be held to prepare dancers for any audition.

Camp is open to all dancers ages 8 and up (age on July 30, 2012). Class levels are determined by age and discretion of the faculty. Collegiate level offered and welcomed. If you are under age 8 and would like to attend camp, please call the Artistic Line at 402-441-0739.

Current registrations exceed last year's, so register now! Camp tuition is $450. Register Online

Already registered? Please forward this to a friend and encourage them to join you at camp.

Stay informed about LMBC auditions, events and performances by liking us on Facebook.


For more information please see the LMBC Home Page.

  Press Release: Today's meeting at Community Services Fund of Nebraska (07/12/2012)  

July meeting to be held at Community Services Fund

A reminder about our July meeting:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hosted by: Kiersten Hill
Executive Director
Community Services Fund of Nebraska

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Community Services Fund of Nebraska
215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 509

Parking Tips: It is best to park in meters around the building. N Street seems a pretty safe bet, there are also some spots on 14th in front of Pinnacle Bank or on M Street North of the State Office Building.

Reservations or regrets are not necessary, brown bag lunch optional.

For more information contact: 402-477-8446 or anpe@artsincorporated.org.


For more information please see the ANPE Home Page.

 
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