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5/3/2013

Principal's retirement reception is today

Principal's retirement reception is today

A retirement reception will be held for Willis Pracht, Abe Hubert Elementary School principal, at 4 p.m. May 17. The reception will be held in the Abe Hubert Elementary School cafeteria, 1205 A Street. Pracht is retiring after 39 years of service to the school district.

GCCC to host choral concert on May 9

The Garden City Community College Choral Music Program will conclude the 2012-2013 academic year with a public concert at 7:30 p.m. May 9 in the auditorium of the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building. The evening of entertainment will include the GCCC Concert Choir and the select College Singers ensemble. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

"This will be a fun time for all," said J. Clayton Wright, GCCC choral music director. The program will incorporate the voices of 28 students from five Kansas communities.

The show will features tunes from Disney productions, including "A Whole New World," used in "Aladdin," "Fly/I Believe I Can Fly" from "Space Jam," and at least one selection from "Beauty and the Beast." There also will be arrangements from the Fox Television series "Glee," including the Keane tune, "Somewhere Only We Know" and "Keep Holding On," as well as a medley from the musical "Les Miserables."

In addition to numbers from the full choir and the Singers ensemble, each section of the concert will include solo pieces, Wright said.

The College Concert Choir includes Abby Hogan and Maria Sauzameda Mendoza, each of Cimarron; Heidi Hubbard, Kalvesta; Jordan Lee, Plains; Kayla Pena, Holcomb; and Kaity Schwabenlander, Baxter Springs.

The college group also includes Tyler Allen, Krisha Baker, Jacob Brungardt, Nalleli Chanocua, Victoria Charles, Mackenzie DeSpain, Esteban Gonzalez, Christy Hall, Abby Herlan, Fatima Hernandez, Ada Herrera, Ruth Herrera, Latisha Jackson, BrieAnna Lee, Stephanie McGaughey, Matthew McMillan, Anthony Moncada, Moises Mora, Amanda Rivera, Alexas Rosales, Wendy Thiel and Rachael Wedel, all of Garden City.

The College Singers ensemble includes Allen, Brungardt, Charles, DeSpain, Gonzalez, Hubbard, Lee, McMillan, Pena and Wedel.

'Clue: The Musical' at the State Theatre

Someone has killed Mr. Boddy and all the usual suspects — Mrs. Peacock, Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, and Mr. Green — are on hand for this musical mystery based on the board game "Clue." Come see if you can correctly guess who did it, in which room, and with which weapon. Three audience members will select the cards that determine one of 216 possible outcomes, resulting in a different show each night.

Three performances of "Clue: The Musical" are scheduled — 7:30 p.m. May 17 and 18 and 2:30 p.m. May 19. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and Arts Angels. Tickets may be purchased from cast members, or at the Garden City Recreation Commission. A "pay-what-you-can" preview night will be May 16.

"Clue" is produced by Garden City Recreation Commission with direction and choreography by Brian Seagraves, and musical direction by Misty Baldwin and Sean Boller. The cast includes Matt Allen, Fred Jones, Chevelle Thomas, Michael Sanders, Emily Shrimplin, Stacie Armstrong, Melissa Howrey-Fulton and Steve Coulter. Call 276-1200 or stop by the Recreation Commission at 310 N. Sixth St. next to the Post Office.

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