Beloit’s Performing Arts and Lecture Series announces season

Lineup of seven performers includes comedy, dance, music and literature presentations

Beloit—The Beloit College International Performing Arts and Lecture Series has announced an exciting lineup for the 2004-2005 season.

Seven world-class presentations of comedy, dance, music, and literature promise entertainment and inspiration that only come from live performances. Order season tickets by Sept. 16 and save 30 percent off individual ticket prices.

Laughter from both sides of the political divide will abound when the Capitol Steps perform at Eaton Chapel on Friday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m. This troupe of ex-congressional staffers from D.C. has been performing political parodies around the country since 1981. Their special brand of satirical humor is as popular in Peoria as it is on Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Grammy Award-winning a cappella ensemble The Swingle Singers brings its remarkable voices to Eaton Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. The London-based group of eight singers has “swung” their innovative renditions of “classical” music to crowds around the world. The group has been sustained throughout several incarnations of singers since their first performance in 1963 in Paris under the direction of Ward Swingle.

First lady of the flute Paula Robison graces Eaton Chapel with her diverse and colorful repertoire on Sunday, April 3, at 7 p.m. She has commissioned more than 30 works for the flute in her established career, and her elegant artistry has inspired the musical world.

Upcoming artists

The International Performing Arts and Lecture Series also includes outstanding performances by Natali Shirokova’s Modern Dance Theatre from Moscow, Russia; percussion ensemble One Drum; singer/songwriter Livingston Taylor; and award-winning author William Least Heat-Moon.

Further information about the artists, performance schedules and ticket prices and ordering is available at the Web site, To order tickets by phone, call (608)-363-2242.

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