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5/18/2015 - Thad Beach to Preform at Art a la Carte on Friday, May 22

Kaye Quinn
Arts and Humanities

Thad Beach to perform at
Art a la Carte on Friday, May 22

Singer/storyteller Thad Beach will sing and share about Kansas history and the Oregon Trail as the featured performer for the Friday, May 22 Art a la Carte concert in Campbell Plaza downtown from 12:20  to 12:50 pm.

A longtime singer, songwriter and educator, Beach will play the guitar, harmonica and jaw harp as he shares educational and entertaining songs and stories. Pumpkin Jack, Beach’s dancing limberjack puppet, will make a special appearance during some musical numbers.

An Arts Infusion teaching artist in South Middle School, Lakewood Middle School and all UDS 305 elementary schools for the spring semester, Beach has shared in classrooms about the swamp ecosystem, the life cycle of frogs and pumpkins, and how musical instruments create sound. He also presents a language-arts program called The Little Red Reading Wagon.

In inclement weather, Art a la Carte performances are held at the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts, 151 S. Santa Fe. The public is welcome and invited to bring their lunch or purchase lunch from a downtown eatery. Chapman’s Take Away food truck also will be on-site.

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.