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November 15, 2012

Joy Harjo and Danielle Cadena Deulen
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 pm
Knickerbocker Theatre
Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series

Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Okla., and is a member of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation. Her seven books of poetry include "She Had Some Horses," "The Woman Who Fell From the Sky," and "How We Became Human, New and Selected Poems." Her poetry has garnered many awards, including a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award; the New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts; the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas; and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America.  She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Albuquerque, N.M.


Danielle Cadena Deulen is a poet and essayist. Her collection of poems, "Lovely Asunder," won the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize and was published with the University of Arkansas Press in 2011. Her memoir, "The Riots," published with University of Georgia Press in 2011, won the 2010 AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction, was a finalist for the 2011 Grub Street National Book Prize in Nonfiction, and won the 2012 GLCA New Writers Award. She currently lives in Ohio, where she is an assistant professor of poetry in the graduate creative writing program at the University of Cincinnati.


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Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" is set in 19th-century London and tells the tale of a famously barbaric barber. Throughout the musical, the character of Sweeney Todd seeks revenge on the judge who both framed him and destroyed his family. He spreads his desire for vengeance throughout the city, one bloody shave after another. The piece features complex melody lines and striking choral compositions. Winner of eight Tony Awards during its original run, "Sweeney Todd" is one of Sondheim's most well-known works.


"Sweeney Todd is a massive undertaking to produce," said guest director Curt Tofteland, who is founder of Shakespeare Behind Bars, Equity actor, and former Producing Artistic Director of Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. "To bring this seminal work of Stephen Sondheim to life on Hope College's theatre stage, I am thankful to be working with a talented group of artists, many of whom are new to Hope College Theatre productions."


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Ben Rector with special guest Steve Moakler
Friday, November 16, 8:00 pm
Knickerbocker Theatre
Hope College Concert Series
Ben Rector and his band will headline the evening. The format provides the energy and excitement of the band while featuring Rector's skills as a songwriter.


Rector's talents were first recognized in 2006, when he was the youngest artist ever to win the Grand Prize in the Pop category of the "John Lennon Songwriting Contest." Since then, he has released four full-length albums.


Steve Moakler will open the night with his own catchy brand of pop-folk. Music City Unsigned has spoken of his "gift for sweet melodies and moving narratives."


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Rietberg Concert Series
Sunday, November 18, 3:00 pm
Third Reformed Church
Organist Linton Powell will be the next recitalist in the Rietberg Concert Series at Third Reformed Church. The afternoon time, chosen so younger musicians might be able to attend.
Dr. Powell recently retired after 35 years as Professor of Music at the University of Texas at Arlington. His program will include works of Bach, Balbastre, Bo´┐Żllmann, Sowerby, Widor and contemporary American composers John Leavitt, Robert Hebble and Richard Purvis. The recital will also include a composition Dr. Powell has composed for this concert.
Pal Joey
Tuesday, November 20, 7:00 pm
Red Barn Theatre, Saugatuck

The Red Barn Theater's film studies series continues November 20 with "Pal Joey," a lively 1957 musical comedy adapted from the stage play, and starring Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, and Kim Novak. With direction by George Sydney and choreography by Hermes Pan, the film benefits from classic tunes by Rogers and Hart, arrangements by Nelson Riddle, and a great performance by Sinatra, who won a Golden Globe award as Best Actor in a Musical.


Sinatra is Joey Evans, a singer with an entrepreneurial bent who wants to open a nightclub in San Francisco. Attracted to Linda English (Novak), a sweet young chorus girl, he nevertheless romances Vera Simpson (Hayworth) a wealthy widow, in hopes that she can finance his dream.


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Hope College Events and Conferences
Hope College Events


Nov. 9-10 &
14-17, 8:00 pm
Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim
Nov. 15, 7:00 pm
Jack Ridl VWS: Joy Harjo and Danielle Cadena Deulen
Nov. 16, 7:30 pm
Orchestra Concert
Nov. 16, 8:00 pm
Ben Rector
Nov. 19, 7:30 pm
Women's Chamber Choir Concert
Nov. 19-20, 8:00 pm
Student Dance Concert
Dow, Room 207

Nov. 20, 12:00 pm
Jazz Arts Collective and Jazz Combos
Nov. 20, 7:00 pm
Holland Area
Arts Events 

Nov. 16, 7:30 pm

Wisk & Friends

Park Theatre


Nov. 16, 7:00 pm

Vintage TV Series

Red Barn Theater


Nov. 17, 7:30 pm

The Crossing 

Foundry Hall


Nov. 18, 3:00 pm

Holland Symphony Youth Orchestra 

Zeeland East High School DeWitt Auditorium  


Nov. 18, 3:00 pm

Rietberg Concert Series

Third Reformed Church


Nov. 20, 7:00 pm

Pal Joey

Red Barn Theater


Nov. 25, 3:00 pm

Free @ 3: Rising Stars

First Reformed Church

 Ongoing Events


Aug. 24 - Dec. 31

"Tenemos una voz (We have a voice)"


Sept. 28- Nov. 11

3rd Annual Regional Juried Show
Center for the Arts 


Oct. 12 -Nov. 18
Hope College Alumni Show


September - May
Celebrating the Journey
Nov. 9 - March 2
RePrize 2012: Artprize Entries from the Lakeshore
Nov. 8 - Dec. 1
Revolucion: Photographs from the Mexican Revolution

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