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Ashland Area Community Concert Band Announces Spring Season

Ashland Area Community Concert Band Announces Spring Season

Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB), under the direction of Leonard Salvo, has set its spring schedule including rehearsals, concerts and membership requirements. Beginning Feb. 10, the Community Band rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 115 of the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building).

In its 22nd season, the Ashland Area Community Concert Band is for those who loved playing in high school or college band and want the opportunity to play again. Performances for the ensemble this spring include a concert in Hugo Young Theatre on Sunday, May 3, and a performance at Brookside Park on Sunday, June 21.

Center’s Annual Conference to Consider Challenges to Nonviolence: Practical and Theoretical

Center’s Annual Conference to Consider Challenges to Nonviolence: Practical and Theoretical

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University will hold its first conference, titled “Considering the Challenges to Nonviolence: Practical and Theoretical,” on March 28 in the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the AU campus.

The conference will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Brimlow, associate professor of philosophy at St. John Fisher College and author of “What About Hitler?” Brimlow, who received a Ph.D. from University of Rochester and his B.A. from Fordham University, will consider the challenge about nonviolence in the face of injustice.

History Professor to Give Public Lecture on James Madison and the War of 1812

History Professor to Give Public Lecture on James Madison and the War of 1812

The Alexander Hamilton Society at Ashland University will sponsor a public lecture by Dr. Michael Schwarz, assistant professor of history at Ashland University, on Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, which is located on the eighth floor of the Ashland University library.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Unrepaired Wrongs: James Madison and the War of 1812.”

AU Gallery to Present Art Teachers Ceramic Workshop

AU Gallery to Present Art Teachers Ceramic Workshop

Ashland University Coburn Art Gallery’s Art Saturday program will present an Art Teachers Professional Development workshop for teachers who have with little skills or knowledge in ceramics or those needing a refresher course.

The ceramics workshop is set for Sat., Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the instructor is Ashland University’s ceramics adjunct professor Larry Schiemann.

Ashland University Professor Writes Book on Great Depression and Coming of World War II

Ashland University Professor Writes Book on Great Depression and Coming of World War II

Ashland University Professor of History Dr. John Moser has published a book titled “The Global Great Depression and the Coming of World War II.” The book, published by Paradigm Publishers, demonstrates the ways in which the economic crisis of the late 1920s and early 1930s helped to cause and shape the course of the Second World War.

Moser points to the essential uniformity in the way in which the world’s industrialized and industrializing nations responded to the challenge of the Great Depression.

Award-Winning Duo Simple Gifts Brings Ethnic Folk Music to Ashland

Award-Winning Duo Simple Gifts Brings Ethnic Folk Music to Ashland

The 35th annual Ashland University Spectrum Series continues its season of eclectic music genres with the award-winning ethnic folk duo Simple Gifts performing a live concert at the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. The duo will also present two free workshops on Friday, Jan. 30.

Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon plus 10 instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage. Drawing on an impressive variety of ethnic folk styles, this award-winning duo plays everything from Irish jigs and American reels to Klezmer freilachs, Gypsy melodies Balkan dance music, Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions.

Lions and Witches and Scarecrows at Ashland University, Oh My!

Lions and Witches and Scarecrows at Ashland University, Oh My!

The Ashland University box office opens the spring semester on Tuesday, Jan. 20, featuring sales for the much anticipated theatre production of The Wizard of Oz performing live on the Hugo Young Theatre stage Feb. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.

Frank Baum’s beloved story is celebrating its 75th anniversary of the classical motion picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed by Warner Bros. The cast and crew for the Ashland University Theatre production includes over 50 University students and faculty as well as community members.

Ashland University MFA Faculty Member One of Five Finalists for Major Book Award

Ashland University MFA Faculty Member One of Five Finalists for Award

Angie Estes, who is on the faculty of Ashland University's low residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, is one of five finalists this year for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award offered through Claremont Graduate University.

The award is among the world’s most generous and distinguished prizes for books of poetry. The Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award is given annually for a book by a poet who is past the very beginning but has not yet reached the pinnacle of his or her career.

AU Music Recitals Include Thomas Reed's 30th Faculty Recital

AU Music Recitals Include Thomas Reed's 30th Faculty Recital

The Department of Music at Ashland University has scheduled its January slate of recitals including the celebration of Dr. Thomas Reed’s 30th annual faculty recital, a junior recital featuring two saxophonists and a guest artist recital with mezzo-soprano Sandra Ross.

All of the recitals are free and open to the public and are held in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts (formerly known as the Arts & Humanities Building).

Ashland University to Hold Art Saturdays in February and April

Ashland University to Hold Art Saturdays in February and April

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery and Art Club will hold two “Art Saturdays,” an educational and creative experience for children ages 3 to 13 years old on Feb. 21 and April 18. The events, which will run from 9 a.m. to noon on both days, will be held in Room 346 located in the Center for the Arts on the AU campus.

Registration is required prior to the Art Saturday activity and class sizes are limited.

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