Sunday, February 22, 2009

Artsy Vartsy

Driving to The Cellar after tweeting Corny West lecture on campus Friday night, I stopped in the Varsity Center for the Arts (WARNING: The Stage Company's VCA web page graphic is huge & site isn't up-to-date) to get a gander at the new Carbondale Community Arts gallery where artists like Kathleen Shaffner can show their stuff.

House Manager, Mindy Beyke, is one of the leading ladies in the continued resurgence of the former Varsity Theater bldg as an entertainment venue.

Currently, in the smaller downstairs theater (the main screen theater is still under reconstruction), actors are performing Leading Ladies, a hilarious comedy by 2-time Tony Award winner, Ken Ludwig -about two actors performing Shakespeare on the Moose Lodge circuit in Amish Country. Show continues at the VCA next weekend, Feb 27, 28 and Mar 1.

In other artsy news, HeartlandArts.Net has announced the winners of its recent photo contest. And the winners are ...

I'm looking forward to tonight's Oscar show, and the twitterverse is abuzz.

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