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 Hollywood Director George Romero, Folk Legend Tom Chapin to Healdine SRU Kaleidoscope Festival 



March 30, 2006

Contact: Gordon Ovenshine: 724-738-4854;



SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – A children’s day performance by folk legend Tom Chapin, a film festival presentation of “Creep Show” with an appearance by director George Romero and more than 20 other concerts, lectures and special events round out Slippery Rock University’s fifth annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival April 19-30.

 The festival, which attracted close to 6,000 people from across the region to campus last year, includes free events for all audiences.

 Chapin, brother of Harry Chapin, who wrote the ‘70s anthem “Cats in the Cradle,” will offer a free children’s concert at 3 p.m. on April 22, the headline event for Children’s Day, in Pearl K. Stoner Complex.

 Romero will be on hand for a free, 6:30 p.m. April 19 showing of “Creep Show” at the University Union.

 Other events include a performance by the Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra, co-created by SRU’s Stephen Hawk, associate professor of music, a lecture by author and historian William Strauss and SRU theater department productions of “Rosenstrasse.”

 In addition, Kaleidescope branches off campus for the first time this year. The SRU Chamber Singers will perform April 22 with Pittsburgh jazz guitarist Joe Negri, Handyman Negri on the TV show PBS Mister Rogers Neighborhood, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Butler. SRU’s Kevin Smith, associate professor of music, will conduct.

 SRU’s College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts launched Kaleidoscope and sponsors the events. Open www. for more information. The line up:

 Saturday, April 22 Children’s Day (in front of Russell Wright Alumni House)

Storytelling: 10 to 11 a.m.
MoraineElementary SchoolChorus: 11 a.m.
Balloon Sculptor: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Art Activities and Story Sound Booth: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
SRU Jazz Combo: 11:45 a.m.
Children's Dance Performances: 12:30 p.m.
Children's Theater: 1:00 p.m.  
Pet Parade (pet costumes optional): 1:30 p.m.
Pet Art: 2 to 3 p.m.
Brass Ensemble: 2 p.m.
Tom Chapin concert: 3 p.m.

Face painting and other artistic events to be announced

 April 19

Alfred Young Man and Edgar Heap of Birds

Native-American Contemporary Art

2:30 p.m., University Union



Harry M. Warner Film Institute’sshowing of “Creep Show,” with its director George A. Romero as guest, 6:30 p.m., University Union


 “Higher Education,” an original play by SRU English Professor Frederick White

7:30 p.m., Swope Recital Hall


April 20

 Harry M. Warner Film Festival Screenings

6:30 p.m., Swope Recital Hall
$5 General, $3 for non SRU students

April 21

 SRU Percussion Ensemble

7:30 p.m., Swope Recital Hall


Harry M. Warner Film Festival Screenings and Awards
6:30 p.m., Scottish Rite Cathedral, New Castle, $10

Evening with the Stars, 9:30 p.m., $75

April 22

Joe Negri and SRU Chamber Singers
7:30 p.m.,
Covenant Presbyterian Church, Butler
$5 general, $2 students and children

Tom Chapin Concert

3 p.m., in front of Russell Wright Alumni

April 23

Dwight and Jeane Baker Memorial Scholarship Concert
featuring SRU’s Paula Tuttle, Warren Davidson and Nanette Kaplan Solomon
4 p.m.,
Swope Recital Hall
$10 minimum donation, $5 students

April 24

Literary Arts Celebration "We Are the Stories We Tell"
Antonio Sacre
, Linda Goss, Jim May and Faith Adiele, authors and performers
Swope Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.


April 25

SLAB- SRU Literary Magazine's Debut Reading,

featuring Chinese dissident poet Huang Xiang

7:30 p.m., Russell Wright Alumni House


Anna Sokolow Dance Performance

7:30 p.m., Succop Theatre, Butler County Community College

$10 general, $5 students


Singer-songwriter Judy Gorman, a professional musician with four CDs
8 p.m.,
University Union’s Rocky's Grille


April 26

 Flute Concert,
7:30 p.m,
Swope Recital Hall


"Rosenstrasse" by Terry Lawrence
8 p.m.,
Miller Auditorium
$5 general, $3 students

 April 27

William Strauss lecture “Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation” 
7 p.m.,
Swope Recital Hall


April 28

 SRU Brass Ensemble,
7:30 p.m.,
Swope Recital Hall

"Rosenstrasse" by Terry Lawrence
8 p.m.,
Miller Auditorium
$5 general, $3 students

 April 29

 SRU Senior Dance Concerts
3 and 8 p.m.,
Swope Recital Hall

"Rosenstrasse" by Terry Lawrence
8 p.m., Miller Auditorium
$5 general, $3 students

April 30

"Rosenstrasse" by Terry Lawrence
2 p.m., Miller Auditorium
$5 general, $3 students

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