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April 4, 2011

Contact: Lesley Fry at (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

Ohio State Lima announces Spring Quarter PALS series

50th Anniversary and Ohio Chautauqua themes showcased

The Performing Arts and Lecture Series on the shared campus of The Ohio State University at Lima and James A. Rhodes State College will welcome a variety of professional musicians, artists and speakers during Spring Quarter 2011.

12:30 p.m., Tues., April 19, 2011, Science 100

Barry Drake, one of the rock music’s foremost historians, presents “60s Rock – When the Music Mattered.” This presentation offers a behind-the-scenes look at the 1960s and features hundreds of photos and video clips from one of music’s most turbulent decades. Campus memories from the same era will also be shared, commemorating the start of Ohio State Lima and its 50th Anniversary. This event is co-sponsored by PALS and the Office of Student Activities.

12:30 p.m., Tues., April 26, 2011, Science 100

Scholar Actor Mark Holbrook portrays Civil War photographer Mathew Brady in “Mr. Lincoln’s Camera Man: An Afternoon with Mathew Brady.” Brady’s photographs of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War have become icons of the early days of photography. During this presentation, the world renowned photographer and chronicler of the American Civil War and the presidency of Abraham Lincoln will share some of his photographs and the stories behind them. This event honors the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and provides a taste of what’s to come at Ohio Chautauqua 2011 on the Ohio State Lima campus, July 6-10, 2011. (Lima.OSU.edu/Chautauqua)

11:30 p.m., Tues., May 3, 2011, The Quad

As part of the Office of Student Activities’ retro-themed May Week, which celebrates Ohio State Lima’s 50th Anniversary, the Juggernaut Jug Band performs live on the Quad. The Juggernaut’s have performed since the 1960s using washboards, washtubs, kazoos and jugs to create original music with undertones of jazz, blues, ragtime and swing. Jug band music originated in the late 1800s, primarily by African American musicians who made music with homemade instruments. The craze swept up and down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, peaking in the 1930s, then later being re-introduced during the folk revival of the 1960s. This music also provides a preview to the kind of musical entertainment that will be performed during Ohio Chautauqua 2011 on the Ohio State Lima campus, July 6-10, 2011. (Lima.OSU.edu/Chautauqua). This event is co-sponsored by PALS and the Office of Student Activities.  

12:30 p.m., Mon., May 9, 2011, Reed Hall 160

Pianist Dr. Gulimina Mahamuti performs on campus. Mahamuti enjoys an active career as a soloist, collaborative pianist, piano teacher, and lecturer in both China and the United States. A native of Karamay City in western China, Mahamuti is the first Chinese Uighur to receive a Doctorate of Musical Arts in piano performance from the United States. Her performances have taken her to Canada, major cities throughout China, and the Midwest and East Coast of the United States. Mahamuti is currently a faculty member at the Capital University Conservatory of Music in Columbus.

12:30 p.m., Mon., May 23, 2011, Reed Hall 174

Husband and wife team Jaime Kennedy and Kelly Urquhart present works on paper that exhibit elements of sculpture, photography, drawing, and digital media. Jaime Kennedy is an assistant professor in the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State and Kelly Urquhart received her M.F.A. from Miami University-Ohio. Both maintain an active schedule of art exhibitions.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Box Office at (419) 995-8382.