Kristin Ross is the final speaker for the year’s Humanities on the Edge series at UNL. NYU Professor of Comparative Literature, she chats with Friday Live about her presentation, COMMUNAL LUXURY, in which she reexamines the 1871 Paris Communards ideas on education and the status of the artist in the context of today and the contemporary assault on higher education. The Friends of the Ross Media Arts Center host an anniversary bash for Ross Director, Danny Lee Ladley, as he celebrates 40 years of heading up the independent and art film house at UNL. Friends of the Ross President Jim Hoppe previews the March 30th festivities, including a showing of Cocteau's classic version of LA BELLE Y LA BETTE (Beauty & the Beast). The Tada Theatre in Lincoln continues its season with the musical PAGEANT. Miss Great Plains, Miss Deep South, Miss Industrial Northwest and a bevy of other singing and posing beauties vie for the crown: April 4-28. Abba is the ‘name of the game’ at the Merryman Center in Kearney on April 4th, presenting ARRIVAL from SWEDEN- the music of ABBA. WOMEN AND CREATIVITY a 7:00pm presentation April 2nd at The Mill Coffeehouse - South location – will feature Marge Saiser’s new novel in poem, LOSING THE RING IN THE RIVER; Laura Madeline Wiseman's anthology, WOMEN WRITE RESISTANCE: Poets Resist Gender Violence; Sally Deskins new LES FEMMES FOLLES anthology of art, poetry and interviews from over 150 women artists; and painter Wendy Jane Bantam, who’ll preview her new collaborative exhibition space at FUSE COWORKING for Fuse’s grand opening at April’s First Friday Gallery walk in the Haymarket above The Mill. Tom Ineck previews the Capitol Jazz Society’s April concerts at Brewsky’s in Lincoln’s Haymarket. Concerts include The Monday Night Big Band, under the direction of Dean Haist on April 1st, The Rob Scheps /Jerry Dodgion Quintet on April 4th, and the Nebraska Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble on April 29th. UNL English and Ethnic Studies Professor Kwakiutl L. Dreher previews filmmaker Julie Dash’s visit to Lincoln, April 3-6.
All that, All About Books, a Ross film review, and a statewide arts calendar.