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Wednesday, 09 October 2013 00:00
Defamation, a courtroom drama coming to Elgin Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 15, will offer the audience an opportunity to determine the final outcome.
The play will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Building G Spartan Auditorium on the college’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. The event is free and open to the public.
Defamation is a twist on the he-said-she-said story. It features African-American businesswoman Regina Wade, the owner of a small design firm on Chicago’s south side, who brings a civil defamation suit against Arthur Golden, a real estate developer from Chicago’s north suburbs.
Wade claims Golden ruined her reputation and her business by accusing her of stealing his heirloom watch during a business meeting.
During the course of the trial, lawyers on both sides elicit testimony regarding segregated neighborhoods and private club memberships, racial and religious discrimination, and the hardships and privileges of class. It will be up to the audience/jury to openly untangle all of the evidence in order to reach a verdict.
“My hope is that people become aware of the preconceived notions and implicit biases we harbor every day and then empathize with others more often, thereby combating prevailing trends,” says Defamation playwright Todd Logan. “Making the audience the jury and then inviting the ‘jury’ to dialogue with me and the cast after a verdict is reached provides a forum to start exactly that process.”
For more information call the Student Life Office at 847-214-7425.
ECC band performs—The ECC Concert Band will perform "Something Old, Something New,” under the direction of Jim Kull, Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the ECC Arts Center. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the arts center’s Blizzard Theatre, in Building H, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.
The band will celebrate the classic repertoire of wind bands and some of the new pieces destined to become classics in their own right. Both of the “Suites for Band,” written by the great British composer Gustav Holst, will be featured, along with music by Percy Grainger. The newer composers represent some of the finest composing for wind band today, with music by John Mackey, Steven Bryant and Frank Ticheli.
Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Tickets for all performances in the ECC Arts Center are available online at tickets.elgin.edu or at the ECC box office located in the arts center. Box office hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. To purchase tickets by phone, call 847-622-0300. All major credit cards are accepted.
'Sonic Vignettes" exhibit—An exhibition featuring the work of sculptor Ian Schneller will be on display through Oct. 29 in Elgin Community College’s Safety-Kleen Gallery One. ECC’s upcoming exhibit marks the first time Schneller’s work is displayed in a suburban location, making this significant contemporary artist accessible to a new audience. The gallery is located inside the college’s Building H Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.
At the exhibition, “Sculptures by Ian Schneller, Sonic Vignettes: With Music by Andrew Bird from the Sonic Arboretum,” Schneller will develop a singular sensorial atmosphere by installing his elegant, hand-crafted, high-fidelity speakers—including an eight-foot wide double horn speaker regarded as a triumph of sound and beauty—within Safety-Kleen Gallery One’s acoustic environment. Several sculptures, known as “spinning aerosels” will add to the installation’s visually charged surroundings.
In 2010, Schneller and Bird used the entire Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for a special one-night event called “Sonic Arboretum.” Schneller strategically arranged his speakers to fill the Guggenheim’s voluminous space, creating an incredible three-dimensional sonic phenomenon.
Schneller’s company, Specimen Products, produces guitars and other stringed instruments, a variety of tube amps, and a range of beautiful high-fidelity speakers and speakers for instrument amplification. Each specimen is handmade using traditional techniques, recycled materials, and innovative design.
—News Bulletin news sources
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