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PRESS RELEASE | Leadership Southern Indiana to host Breakfast Series

SELLERSBURG, IN: On December 1st, Leadership Southern Indiana will host its first of two Breakfast Series for the 2016-2017 year. Each year, the Breakfast Series features local or regional speakers from the business community to share their business and journey with LeadershipSI alumni, current classes, and the greater public.

Hosted in the Hoosier Room at Indiana University Southeast from 7:30-9a.m., John Waggoner will be the first guest speaker on December 1st. Waggoner founded HMS Global Maritime after serving as Director of Marine Operations for Hornblower Dining Yachts, a fleet of 29 dinner cruise vessels. John has been actively involved in the passenger vessel industry for over 30 years. He began his career in the sport fishing industry, and has since been involved in many and varied segments of the industry including commercial fishing, offshore oil support vessels, dinner cruise and excursion vessels, casino boats, car and passenger ferry operations and vessels. John’s continuing dedication to safety and furthering the development of marine transportation has placed him at the forefront of the industry.

The second Breakfast Series event will feature Nikki Jackson, the VP and Regional Executive of the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Jackson will speak on Thursday, February 9th. LeadershipSI’s Breakfast Series is sponsored by the Horseshoe Foundation, Axiom Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, and WesBanco.

Cost: $23/members, $30/nonmembers, and free for Legacy Club Members.

Package Price for both events is $40/members, $55/nonmembers, and free for Legacy Club Members.

Media Contact: Jamie Ogles, Director of Program Development & Marketing at jogles@leadershipsi.org

PRESS RELEASE | RYAN & RYAN perform at the Ogle Center

The Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast, southern Indiana’s center for the performing and visual arts on the IU Southeast campus in New Albany, will present father and son piano duo, Ryan & Ryan on Friday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m.in the Ogle Center’s Stem Concert Hall on the IU Southeast campus, 4201 Grant Line Road in New Albany.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and are available at the Ogle Center ticket office, by calling (812) 941-2525, or online at oglecenter.com.

Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into an enthralling concert experience. With remarkable credits as solo performers, Donald and Barron combine efforts to amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness, and love of making music. Their experience in classical, jazz, ragtime, hip-hop, and funk allows them to create exciting new music and give fresh interpretations of old standards. From Rachmaninoff to Gershwin to Billy Joel, Donald and Barron Ryan combine their talents to create a dazzling blend of old and new schools.

Audiences everywhere have been particularly enthralled by their selections from Dave Grusin’s soundtrack to The Firm, by Rachmaninoff’s Second Suite for Two Pianos, and by their spontaneous jazz improvisations. Their performance of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue has always earned a standing ovation.

A native of Trinidad & Tobago, Donald Ryan came to the United States to study music, earning degrees from Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa. He is well known as a master of diverse styles-evidenced by a diploma from the 9th International Chopin Competition as well as his induction into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. Donald has also earned the distinction of being among the most accomplished pianists in the world as a Steinway Artist.

Given his father’s profession, Barron Ryan‘s choice of playing the piano is no surprise, and he has been no stranger to the stage since the age of four. He distinguished himself in piano studies at the University of Oklahoma and has been a featured soloist at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, among many other venues. Barron has also been a prizewinner in numerous piano competitions, including the Oklahoma Israel Exchange Young Artists Competition in 2011.

The pair also emphasizes education. Each pianist has had extensive experience as a featured performer/speaker in the classroom-from earliest grades through university level-and so the duo understands well how to use music as a motivational tool for students.

Ryan & Ryan is a proven hit with audiences of all generations. Their inventiveness, infectiousness, skill and general joy of life make for irresistibly engaging performances.

“It was breathtaking to see and listen to both father and son play the piano so brilliantly, to a sold-out house, and watching everyone respond with such enthusiasm, standing ovations and cries of ‘encore, encore, encore.’ Ryan & Ryan gave the performance of a lifetime at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and we relished in it and loved every minute of it.”

– Chuck Cissel, Artistic Director, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

PRESS RELEASE | Dance Kaleidoscope kicks of with “COLE!”

Dance Kaleidoscope kicks off Ogle Center’s 20th season with Indiana Bicentennial celebration event: COLE!
Dance Kaleidoscope celebrates the music of Cole Porter and Indiana’s Bicentennial while addressing social issues
The Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast, southern Indiana’s center for the performing and visual arts on the IU Southeast campus in New Albany, is pleased to present Dance Kaleidoscope, Indianapolis’ professional contemporary dance company, and their production of COLE!as an Indiana Bicentennial Celebration event on Saturday, September 24 at7:30 p.m. in the Ogle Center’s Stem Concert Hall on the IU Southeast campus, 4201 Grant Line Road in New Albany.  Tickets are $29 in advance, $33 at the door, $10 for students, and are available at the Ogle Center ticket office, by calling (812) 941-2525, or online at oglecenter.com.
Dance Kaleidoscope

Supported by the Indiana Masterpiece Grant Award from the Indiana Arts Commission, Dance Kaleidoscope’s artistic director, David Hochoy has honored Indiana’s Cole Porter by creating a lively two-act contemporary dance piece set to Porter’s most popular songs.

Act One (Ole King Cole) sparkles with nostalgia, using original musical artists from the 1920s and 30s. The music is from vintage LPs, so the singing style and even scratchy record sound becomes part of the ambience. Songs include “Let’s Do It” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.”
Dance Kaleidoscope

Act Two (Cole Soul) uses contemporary recordings of Cole Porter’s songs. The energy and costumes are current and gritty. Songs include “Don’t Fence Me In” and “Miss Otis Regrets.”

While COLE! is a celebration of the music of Cole Porter, it also does not shy away from tackling social issues.
Dance Kaleidoscope
“Part one of COLE! is the Golden Age of Hollywood, the American Dream, boy meets girl, and an everything is hunky-dory feel,” says Hochoy. “The second half is more aggressive, and what I hope, includes more clever ways to incorporate current social issues, such as homelessness, greed, and homosexuality…. Part two is pure contrast.”
Dance Kaleidoscope
“In the beginning, two decades ago, I was nervous to showcase the two-men duet,” says Hochoy. “And it was around ’97 that a presenter asked me to remove the male duet, to use women instead. Decades of doing choreography, and the double standard still amazes me. We can use violence onstage, kill people and fight onstage and even have two women dance together, but show two men dancing… it’s still difficult for some audiences to accept. It’s just crazy. I have always used my art to push boundaries and will continue to do so. Life is rich and beautiful, encompassing many layers and forms, and it should be celebrated, everywhere.”
Free parking for the event is available in the Dogwood lot directly in front of the Ogle Center and in the Hickory lot directly behind the Ogle Center from one hour prior to the start of the performance until one hour following the end of the performance.  Vehicles parked in other locations and/or at other times will be subject to ticketing.
EVENT DETAILS
DANCE KALEIDOSCOPE presents COLE!
An Indiana Bicentennial Celebration Event
A lively contemporary dance piece set to popular songs by Indiana’s own Cole Porter
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 | 7:30 P.M.

The Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast

4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150
TICKETS: $29 in advance | $33 at the door | $10 students
Tickets are available at the Ogle Center ticket office, by calling (812) 941-2525, or online at oglecenter.com.
Free parking in the Dogwood and Hickory lots from one hour prior to performance until one hour following the end of the performance.
For more information, call the Ogle Center at (812) 941-2525 or visitoglecenter.com.