Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
Best known for his 11 years co-starring on The Carol Burnett Show, Tim Conway has been making audiences laugh with family-friendly comedy for over 50 years. To his peers, Tim Conway is “the comedian’s comedian.” Audiences, on the other hand, simply consider him one of the funniest men in show business.
Refreshingly unique, "Tim Conway & Friends features classic sketches between Conway, McCann and Louise DuArt as well as Tim’s loveable original characters including the diminutive golf expert Dorf, The Old Man, The Dental Sketch and many more. All of whom are the "Friends" that Tim will feature.
Conway’s 11 years co-starring on TV’s classic Carol garnered him five Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.
Eleven directors from 11 countries each contribute an 11-minute short reflecting on the events of 11 September 2001. A village teacher in Iran tries to explain to her young students what's happened. City kids in Burkina Faso think they've spotted Osama bin Laden. A deaf Frenchwoman in Manhattan writes a Dear John letter to a man who has left that morning for work at the World Trade Center. A Chilean remembers Allende. Events recall other deaths. A mother endures more than her son's death. And so on. The tone varies, as do the locales. Most stories are about others coming to terms with the events of the day, but at least one confronts the viewer with tragedy and death.
Joel Meyerowitz, creator of the World Trade Center Archive, shares pictures of his monumental work of the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack. He also shares stories of the people he met, his personal experiences and his personal response to this tragedy. Meyerowitz is internationally renowned for his work in color photography and his view camera artistry. A Guggenheim Fellow and an NEA and NEH award-winner, Meyerowitz was the only photographer to gain unlimited access to Ground Zero after 9/11. In eight months, he took more than 8,000 photographs, capturing on film the monumental scale of the ruin as well as the moments of courage, compassion and solidarity during the recovery and clean-up. An exhibit from his World Trade Center Archive has traveled to more than 200 cities in 60 countries, from Kabul to Lima to Beijing,and a permanent selection will be at the World Trade Center Museum.
Ten years ago the world changed in an instant as a terrorist attack demonstrated our vulnerability and tenuous nature of life. Ten years later we come together as a community to remember those lost, honor servicemen who have sacrificed in war and most of all seek a way forward inspired by courage and love.
This special collaboration between the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Metropolitan Chorale, Red Cedar Chamber Music and Theatre UNI will feature a unique mix of memorial music coupled with multimedia and dramatic readings on the evening's themes. Highlights of the program include Vaughan Williams' moving meditation on poetry by Walt Whitman and a classic American requiem, the Fourth Symphony of Howard Hansen.
Join us as we remember, honor, heal and celebrate those lost and look to the future.
For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX
"Children of Invention," winner of numerous awards and a Sundance Film Festival movie in 2009, is the inaugural film of UNI's new Wednesday Film Series. Adult tickets are $5; UNI students admitted free.
7 pm, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center The Gallagher-Bluedorn’s 10th anniversary year concludes with the 10th Creme de la Creme concert. Scheduled performers include: Bonnie Koloc, singer/songwriter; Jeff Brich and John Hagen, tenors; Kui-Im Lee, organ; UNI Faulty String Soloists; Brass Ensemble; David Lang, euphonium; A Slice of Jazz from Cedar Rapids Washington High School; and The Five Grands. Contact: Janelle Darst; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 319-273-3660. Tickets/Registration: Adults: $15; Youth: $5