James Kennedy & Friends will perform concert in FSCC on August 7

James Kennedy & Friends will perform in concert at the Uptown Theater (inside the First St. Community Center) on 

the band’s wide range of styles, something for everyone and “family friendly”.  Hear selections from their upcoming CD release. Proceeds will help fund the project.


For more information and to buy tickets, visit their website. http://heartconsortmusic.com/event/1308155/168615187/james-kennedy-friends

Call to Artists:   Lisbon Summer Art Program 2015

The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council is sponsoring a Summer Art Program at the Lisbon Library.  Artists will be paid $50.00 per session and be provided a small material fee.  Please contact Denise Murphy if you have interest at denise@rislite.com.
5 sessions (2 and 4th Wed) from 1:30 – 2:30 pm
 June 10th, 24th
July 8th, 22nd
August 12th

Call to Artists

The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council is once again sponsoring a monthly art event in conjunction with the Lisbon after-school program. The spring series will start on Wednesday January 28, 2015 and take place 3:30 t0 4:30 at the Lisbon Library on the last Wedneday of each month.

If you are available to provide a one-hour art activity to approximately 20 9 – 12 year olds, about 20, please contact Denise Murphy, MVAAC vice president, at 319-541-9171. Funds will be provided.

GUSH Theatre presents “Chamber Music” Sept. 12 & 13.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one . . .  

A movie star, an explorer and a pilot walk into an asylum.  Get to the punch line at GUSH Theatre’s benefit performance of absurdist playwright Arthur Kopit’s 1962 one-act play, “Chamber Music”, on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 at 7:30 PM on the newly renovated stage of Mt. Vernon’s District Auditorium at 525 Palisades Road SW.   Tickets are available at the door but seating is limited to 50.  Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students and proceeds will go to the Mt. Vernon Fine Arts Association.  Karla Steffans-Moran directs the cast of Kim Benesh, Andrea Gorsh, Nicci Miles, Mike Moran, Anton Rood, Braden Rood, Nina Scott, Tawnua Tenley, Megan Yamanishi and Amy White.  The show lasts approximately an hour and is rated PG-13 for language and violence.  For more information, call Karla Steffans-Moran at 319-213-0147.

MVLCT holds student audition for Schoolhouse Rock Live!

On Tuesday, September 9 at 7 PM, Mt. Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre will hold a special audition for students age 8 through 8th grade to fill a limited number of roles in MVLCT’s fall show, Schoolhouse Rock Live!   The audition will be held at the First Street Community Center’s Uptown Theatre in Mt. Vernon.  Students do not need to prepare anything for the audition but should bring a parent along.  Production dates for Schoolhouse Rock Live are October 17 – 19 and rehearsals will begin immediately after casting.  Call Braden Rood at 319-654-1016 with questions.

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