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April 9, 2004
Vol. 28, No. 14

Prof’s work is play
KU to fine-tune image across state
KU programs rank among nation’s best
KU earns ‘Best Value’ designation
Memorial Drive to add Korean War monument
Women’s basketball hires coach
A capitol education
KU set to begin construction on Dennis E. Rieger Scholarship Hall
Pharmacy hacking hotline open

KU graduate wins Pulitzer Prize for reporting
Lied Center celebrates two anniversaries with art, event
CSA to be screened at KC film festival

KU musicians perform in Guatemala
Promotions and tenure announced
Board of Regents announces sabbaticals
KU Archives contributes to Chamberlain documentary
Annual book contest schedules program
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Lied Center celebrates two anniversaries with art, event

The Lied Center of Kansas and U.S. Bank will present a special sold-out gala event featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma with the Silk Road Ensemble at 8 p.m. April 17. The concert is in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Lied Center and the 100th anniversary of the KU Concert Series.

The idea for a music festival came to Charles S. Skilton, dean of fine arts, in 1904: a festival in May that would showcase local and regional musicians. Little did Skilton know that the festival would thrive and evolve into the annual Concert Series, which still brings some of the world’s finest performers to KU 100 years later.

Since 1993, the Lied Center has provided a state-of-the-art facility for diverse artists of the highest caliber to perform. It also has opened the door for KU fine arts students to enhance their education by working alongside professionals in the performing arts field and using a first-class concert hall.

The Friends of the Lied also commissioned a sculpture from nationally recognized artist Stephen T. Johnson of Lawrence last year as a lasting gift in honor of the Lied Center’s 10th anniversary. The sculpture was unveiled at a reception April 1 in the Lied Center lobby.

Johnson’s sculpture, Arrangement in Red, Blue and Gold, depicts the simplest of forms in musical notation, such as the treble and bass clefs, as the basis for the piece. The sculpture is crafted of aluminum plate with a baked enamel paint finish.

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