Showing posts from November, 2014

LBCC and Legacy Ballet Present “The Nutcracker”

Legacy Ballet will perform the classic holiday production of “The Nutcracker” at Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Dec. 11 and 12 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

An annual tradition, Legacy Ballet brings the magic of “The Nutcracker” to Linn and Benton counties for a third year, in partnership with LBCC’s Russell Tripp Performance Center.

Legacy’s performance will feature adult and children dancers from the community. Established in Albany in 2008, the dance company offers ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern and tap dance for ages three through adult.

Tickets are $14 general admission with a portion of the proceeds to benefit FISH of Albany. Purchase online at Tickets are also available at the theater Box Office, by phone at 541-917-4531, or one hour prior to the performance. Box Office hours the week of the performance are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

For special needs and accommodations,…

LBCC Announces Atteberry Award Winner

Linn-Benton Community College named Pat McNeely as this year’s Pat Atteberry Award winner at the Atteberry Award banquet Nov. 20.

LBCC’s Atteberry Award honors LBCC Professional Technical Advisory Committee members for his or her outstanding contribution to LBCC professional technical programs and students.

McNeely, of Corvallis, has served on the LBCC Medical Assistant Advisory Committee for more than 14 years. She has been a key supporter of LBCC’s Medical Assistant program, helping students learn skills that employers are looking for. McNeely is as an office supervisor in Internal Medicine at Samaritan Health Services in Corvallis.

The Atteberry Award was established in 1992 in honor of Dr. Pat Atteberry, who served as a member of the Vocational Education Committee from 1977 to 1992. Approximately 300 community and industry leaders serve on 33 advisory committees for LBCC professional technical programs and certifications.

LBCC Music Major Accepted to National Collegiate Honor Choir

Linn-Benton Community College music major Katharine Dunigan has been accepted as a member of the 2015 National Collegiate Honor Choir by the American Choral Directors Association.

Dunigan, from Lebanon, was chosen from more than 3,000 students who auditioned nationwide, with 150 students chosen.  The Honor Choir will perform at the ACDA National Convention in Salt Lake City in February.

Fall Choir Concert “Peace & Wonder”

Linn-Benton Community College fall choral concert “Peace & Wonder” will be held Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Conducted by Dr. James Reddan, LBCC director of Choral Activities, the performance includes the award-winning Concert Choir, Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir, and the vocal a cappella groups Blue Light Special and The Sirens. Penny Bazanele will accompany on piano.

The concert will feature different choral works to celebrate the joy of the season from across the choral spectrum and history, including: Gloria (from Haydn’s Harmoniemesse), Blow, Blow thou Winter Wind (Rutter), Sing We Now of Christmas (Hayes), Si ch’io vorrei morire (Monteverdi), Witness (arr. Jack Halloran), and Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming for double choir (Praetorius/arr. Jan Sandstrom). 

Additionally, the ensemble will present many works from around the world, including a piece for piano four-hands and choir featurin…

SSH Gallery Features Photographer Al Crane

Photographer Al Crane will exhibit his work titled “Scan Art and Digital Manipulations” Nov. 10 through Dec. 4 in the South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany.

A reception and gallery talk will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 12 to 1 p.m.

The exhibit includes more than 30 archival inkjet prints that create cohesive, visual narratives that articulate ideas related to impermanence and the passing of time, life and love.

Crane uses the technique of scanning natural elements and found objects on a flatbed scanner, combining his own images along with vintage photographs or tintypes from photographers and subjects that are no longer known.

From Southern Oregon, Crane has a master’s degree in photography, and bachelor’s degrees in graphic design and civil engineering. He has been making photographs for almost 30 years using both traditional film/darkroom methods and digital media.

The South Santiam Hall Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon…

LBCC Choirs Advance in International Rankings

Linn-Benton Community College’s Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir has achieved a ranking of 137 of the top 1,000 choirs worldwide.

Interkultur, sponsors of the World Choir Games and official keepers of the World Choir Rankings, officially updated the rankings based on more than 16 years of competitions and global rankings with many different factors.

A successful competition in the 8th World Choir Games this past summer landed LBCC’s Chamber Choir a world champion title. The updated ranking moved the choir up over 400 places, and also placed the choir at 21 of the top 50 chamber choirs in the world.

In addition, LBCC’s Concert Choir is now ranked in the top 1,000 choirs worldwide, at 963, a first for the concert choir to be officially ranked globally.

Community Ed class – Piano, Just for Fun!

Learn to play piano in three hours in the class “Piano, Just for Fun” offered through Community Education at Linn-Benton Community College Community.

Taught by nationally known pianist Donn Rochlin, this one-day class is for the total beginner as well as classical pianist who would like to play with more artistic freedom. Learn all the chords and tools you will need to play your favorite songs and to improvise freely without all the years of practice.

Class meets Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Avenue NW. Cost is $99, which includes textbook and CD for home study.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Pesticide Applicator Class

Pesticide Private Applicator class will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College.

Designed to prepare senior agriculture workers to take the State of Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator exam, classes provide in-depth training, including extra coaching in math and calibration skills.

Pesticide Private Applicator, will be held Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-205, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. Cost is $99.

LBCC offers ODA exams at an additional cost of $58 each. For test dates, see the METRO web site at or call 1-877-533-2900. The ODA pesticide applicators exam is optional and should be arranged with Metro.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC’s Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

LBCC Theater Production of “Tango Mike (Thanks Much)”

The original play “Tango Mike (Thanks Much),” based on real life stories of local veterans, will be performed at Linn-Benton Community College Nov. 20, 21, and 22.

Written and directed by LBCC theater instructor Dan Stone, the play brings to life the poignant story of veterans and their families suffering from the effects of PTSD, based on the lives and stories of veterans from Linn and Benton counties.

Performances are Nov. 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee Saturday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.

Set in Albany, Oregon on Memorial Day, the script was created through interviews and story circles with local veterans who served in the Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam wars.

The main character, Mike "Buddy" McIntyre, and his family are celebrating the holiday with family and friends, when unexpectedly Buddy's father, Cooper, shows up. Buddy and his father have been estranged from each other for the past fifteen years. Both men are grappling with their own battles with PTSD, and…

LBCC Hosts Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors

Oregon Shakespearian Festival actors Laura Montes and Joe Wegner will give two free performances Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Linn-Benton Community College Russell Tripp Theater as part of the OSF School Visit Program.

The OSF actors will perform a Shakespeare Program: They Say It’s Your Birthday, and a Literature Program: American Night High! 

The first one-hour show “They Say It’s Your Birthday,” will be from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. and will feature selections from Much Ado, As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, and Macbeth.

The second show, American Night High! The Ballad of an Immigrant Student Dreaming in the USA will be held at 12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. In addition, a two-hour performance workshop will be held at 2 p.m. 

All events will take place in the LBCC theater, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 

The 2014 School Visit Program is funded by grants from the Bowmer Society, Sharkey Family Charitable Foundation, Joseph R. Parker Foundation, Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Starseed Foundatio…