Black History Concert, Underground Railroad Tale at Lourdes

Posted Feb 7th, 2011 by Heather Hoffman  Category: Community Interest


In honor of the 2011 Black History Month theme “African Americans and the Civil War,” Lourdes is bringing back its unique live-action planetarium show The Conductor. Additionally, the institution will present its annual Celebration of Black History Month event.

The Conductor: February 17 – 20 ?Presented in partnership with the Metroparks of the Toledo Area, The Conductor shares the powerful, historic tale of the Underground Railroad and how those involved used the stars to guide them on their journey. Written by Matthew Kizaur and Edmund Lingan, The Conductor lets audiences experience the Underground Railroad through the eyes of one bewildered man and a voice from the past. Shows at 7 p.m. on February 17 and 18, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on February 19, and at 2 p.m. on February 20. $8 for adults and $7 for children, seniors and the Lourdes community. For more information or to make a reservation visit www.lourdes.edu/appold or contact Appold Planetarium Coordinator Dr. Laura Megeath at planetarium@lourdes.edu.

Lourdes College Celebration of Black History Month: February 23
The Lourdes College annual Celebration of Black History Month will feature guest speakers and musical performances by the Lourdes Chorus and Good Company Ensemble with Director Karen T. Biscay and Accompanist Olga Topuzova-Meade, the Scott High School Gospel Choir with Director Latoya Crawford, the David Carter Symphonic Choir with Director Deborah Carlisle and Accompanist Reverend Glenn L. Jones. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center. Free and open to the public. Call 419-824-3825 for more information.

Lourdes College serves more than 2,600 students enrolled in programs such as Business, Education, Environmental Science, Nursing, Social Work, Criminal Justice and the Arts & Sciences.  In addition to undergraduate and pre-professional programs, Lourdes offers Master degrees in Education, Nursing, Organizational Leadership and Theology through its Graduate School. Lourdes’ Community Outreach Programs include the Appold Planetarium, Lifelong Learning Program, the Life Lab and Theater Vision. Discover us online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211. Lourdes College is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania.

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