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Violin Virtuoso Emanuel Borok Rocks USAO Stage

CHICKASHA – A globetrotting violin virtuoso is coming to Chickasha for one night of solo classical music. As part of the sixth annual Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series (DWPAS), Grammy-nominated violinist Emanuel Borok will be performing live Oct. 24 at the University of Science and Arts.

USAO Announces Alumni Homecoming Nov. 3-4

CHICKASHA – Plans are underway for more than 300 guests at this year’s Alumni Homecoming at the University and Science of Arts. Beginning Nov. 3, USAO alums from 10 states and even foreign nations will gather on the university campus for a weekend of traditions and memory making.

Alumni President Angie Burruss said that USAO grads are in for an exciting weekend.

USAO Alum Tackles Ceramics in Her Golden Years

CHICKASHA – Most artists “discover” art within themselves at a young age. For Mary Ellen Thomas, it happened a bit later.

“I found ceramics, or ceramics found me, at the age of 60,” she said.

The 81-year-old University of Science and Arts alumna recalled about her 20-year artistic journey, which culminated with award-winning stoneware and a ceramics glazing technique that has caught national attention.

Senior Displays Art Collages in Nontraditional Project

CHICKASHA – Karen Brady is a nontraditional student. At 55, she is taking “nontraditional” to another level. As a communication senior at the University of Science and Arts, Brady is giving her senior project a different twist. She is displaying original art collages October 13 at the USAO Art Gallery. That’s right, Friday the 13th.

Brady, who lives 10 miles west of Minco, said she loved the idea for the dark date.

'Legends of Rock' Concert Scheduled for October 12

John Lennon impersonator Bill Kropinak joins Billy Joel and Elton John impersonator Lee Alverson for a night of rock music Oct. 12. The 7:30 p.m. concert takes place in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the USAO campus. Tickets for the concert are $12.50 in advance or $15 at the door. USAO students, faculty and staff get in for $10 when purchased at the university. Tickets are available at the USAO Box Office, as well as several Chickasha businesses. A portion of the proceeds benefits the USAO Concert Band.

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