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9/29/2014 - Art a la Carte October 3, Guitarist Dorain Michael

Contact: Sharon Benson, Arts Education Coordinator
Arts and Humanities



Guitarist Dorian Michael will perform for the Art a la Carte concert series on Friday, October 3.  These free, outdoor concerts are presented by Salina Arts & Humanities.  The concerts take place at Robert Caldwell Plaza, on the commons between the City/County Building and the Salina Public Library. The half-hour performances begin at 12:20 p.m. each Friday and will conclude on October 10th. A new addition to the fall concert series is Chapman’s Take Away, a food truck operated by Sandy Chapman, serving a variety of luncheon items on-grounds, starting at 11:30 a.m.

Dorian Michael has been a working guitarist for about 40 years.  He plays blues, folk, jazz and rock-and-roll.  He thinks of his acoustic solo music as “contemporary traditional,” or original music that reflects his interest in a number of musical styles. Dorian has written two books on alternate guitar tunings for Centerstream Productions, and also has produced with Centerstream instructional DVDs about beginning fingerstyle, intermediate fingerstyle and intermediate blues improvisation. 

Keleran Millham, a singer from Spokane, WA once said of Michael’s music, “There is an integrity and clarity to his work.”  Dorian says, “I try to live up to that.  The integrity thing is easy. The clarity thing is really hard.”  Dorian Michael also will perform as a teaching artist in Salina schools during his residency day.

In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held at Salina Community Theatre, 303 E. Iron Avenue.  

For needed accommodations, please call Kathy Burlew at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities.  For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966.  The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and Art a la Carte concert series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.