Thursday, February 17, 2011

A&E Notebook: 'Menopause the Musical,' Chicano arts

‘Menopause’ comes to UIS

“Menopause The Musical,” about a certain time in a woman’s life dominated by hot flashes, night sweats and chocolate binges, comes to Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois Springfield Tuesday and Wednesday.

Four women commiserate over menopause to parodies of pop songs (“Stayin’ Alive,” “My Girl”).

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets cost $52 and are available by calling 206-6160 or (800) 207-6960; online at www.SangamonAuditorium. org; or from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the auditorium ticket office.

‘Chicana and Chicano Art’ author to speak

Artist and writer Carlos Francisco Jackson will speak today at Brookens Auditorium, University of Illinois Springfield, and display his art at the university’s Visual Arts Gallery.

Jackson is assistant professor of Chicana/o Studies at the University of California at Davis. His book “Chicana and Chicano Art: ProtestArte,” outlines the history and development of Chicana and Chicano visual arts.

He will speak at Brookens Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. today. A reception for his art exhibit, “Mi America/My America,” is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the gallery. The exhibit runs through March 23.

The events were featured in a February 17, 2011, edition of The State Journal-Register.

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