Thursday, September 22, 2011

Paludan sisters open new UIS series

Kirsten and Karin Paludan began performing together when they were just kids.

The sisters, three and a half years apart in age, would put on variety shows in their basement, singing songs, playing violin and recording soap operas on a tape recorder.

On Saturday, the Paludans will bring their show from the basement of their childhood home to a basement of a different sort: the Studio Theatre at the University of Illinois Springfield.

It’s the first performance in Sangamon Auditorium’s new Kitchen Sink series, which also includes St. Louis singer Erin Bode and ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. All the Kitchen Sink artists are to perform in the intimate, black box Studio Theatre, located on the lower level of the UIS Public Affairs Center.

The performance was featured in an September 22, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online