Arts & Entertainment
Penn State Intercom......February 15, 2001


Arts_Southworth "Portrait of a Seated Woman Holding a Book" is part of the exhibit "History Past, History Present: The Daguerreotype Portrait in America" at the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus. The exhibit runs through May 20


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The Center for the Performing Arts plays for laughs in the topsy-turvy world of "Come Back, Amelia Bedelia," a comedy based on the children's books by Peggy Parish, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park campus.

Performed by Omaha Theater Company for Young People, the play recounts the antics caused by Amelia Bedelia'smisinterpretation of words. The play is appropriate for children in kindergarten through grade three.

Audio description of "Come Back, Amelia Bedelia," free to patrons who have purchased tickets to the performance, will be available through the View Via Headphones program of the Sight-Loss Support Group of Central Pennsylvania.

For tickets, $8 each, or more information, call (814) 863-0255 or (800) 278-7849 or check the Web at


Five students from the studio of June Miller, professor of music, will perform in an organ studio recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in the Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I, on the University Park campus.

Achim Amma, Megan Blair, Debbie Campbell, Kristen Diehl and Tom Owens will play perform during the recital, which is free to the public.

Bach's Lunch

The Hi-Lo's from the Penn State Glee Club, directed by Timothy Eck, will perform at the Bach's Lunch concert at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Helen Eakin Eisenhower Chapel on the University Park campus.

After the concert, audience members may take their bag lunches to the Wilkinson Lounge in Eisenhower Chapel. Coffee and tea will be provided.

'Tango Pasión'

The sensuality and sophistication of Argentine dance melds with the drama of theater when the Center for the Performing Arts presents "Tango Pasión" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park campus.

Backed by a singer and the Sexteto Mayor Orchestra, 14 dancers move to the intricate steps and split-second timing of Hector Zaraspe's choreography. Their interactions put the dancing in context, build drama and provide the subtext to the show's cosmopolitan humor.

Tickets are $28 for general admission; $23 for students; $13 for University Park students; and $14 for children 12 and younger.

For information, call (814) 863-0255 or (800) 278-7849 or check the Web at

Plain People exhibit

"Be Ye Not Conformed to the World -- The Plain People: Selections from the John Hostetler and Chris Gaines Memorial Library Collections" will be on display now through May 15 in The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library, University Park.

The exhibit feature selections from Hostetler's 50 years of research among the Amish, Mennonite and Hutterite peoples, including field notes, publications, photographs, genealogies, prayer books, genetic studies, articles and correspondence.

The exhibit also includes publications from the Nancy Gaines book collections in memory of her son Chris. Other items on exhibit include three Amish quilts, four frakturs and a Hutterite woman's dress.

For information about the exhibit, call the Special Collections Library at (814) 865-7931.