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Feb. 2, 2013
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Urban Chickens Cross the Road for Justice
OLYMPIA, Wash. – In the longstanding battle between urban farmers and urban predators, local authors Andre and Amanda Maxwell are telling the tales of woe and victory.
“The Chicken and the Dog” series is loosely based on the true story of two urban chickens, who share their backyard with a black Lab in Olympia, WA. The Maxwells created the story after raccoons broke into their coop and stole away with their beloved Rhode Island Red chicken.
Following their debut title with “The Great Chicken Caper,” the raccoons strike again, and this time, The Chicken and the Dog team find themselves fighting for their new friends, three baby chicks .
Beautifully illustrated by local Olympia artist, Jill Carter, the books offer amusing details that follow the adventures of The Chicken and the Dog as they outwit a gang of wily neighborhood raccoons.
The books are available at www.chickenandthedog.com, on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Wholesale purchases can be made through Ingram.
For more information on the books and the creative team behind it all, visit www.chickenandthedog.com.
Capital Youth Symphony Experiences a Renaissance in 28th Season
First Concert Nov.20, 7 p.m.
The Capital Youth Symphony is pleased to announce its 2010-11 concert season. The students will study the Renaissance, an examination into the rebirth of culture, and perform pieces that define the movement.
Performances for the 2010-11 season are: A Panorama of Italy, Nov. 20, 7 p.m.; An Impression of France, Mar. 12, 2011, 7 p.m.; and A Vision of England, May 14, 2011, 7 p.m.
All performances are held at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Performing Arts Center at South Puget Sound Community College. For tickets, call (360) 956-1892 or visit www.olytix.com.
The Capital Youth Symphony is composed of three student groups: the Debut String Philharmonic, who perform at an advanced elementary and beginning middle school level; the Premiere Repertory Orchestra, at the middle school and beginning high school level; and the Capital Youth Symphony, featuring students at an advanced high school level.
The Nov. 20 concert will feature the debut of Jeffrey Lund as conductor of the Youth Symphony.
"It's very exciting to have the opportunity to encourage and develop the talents of these young musicians in an organization like the Capital Youth Symphony,” said Lund. “I am eager to uphold the traditions of this organization, and it is a privilege to begin a new chapter in its history - one focused on musical excellence and in the enjoyment of its students, their parents and the community."
The Capital Youth Symphony is proud to offer a 28th season of bringing the musical arts to area students and putting together the highest-quality symphony experiences for our community.
You’ve Got to See These Kids!
The Capital Youth Symphony is excited to announce their Winter Concert to be held Sunday, March 7, 3:00 pm, at the Minnaert Performing Arts Center at South Puget Sound Community College. The program for the three symphony groups is below.
The Junior Symphony, whose members are at the middle school or beginning high school level, will perform: Moondance by Van Morrison, A Beatles Medley including Blackbird and Let it Be, and Final Countdown by Joey Tempest.
The String Philharmonic, whose members are at the advanced elementary or beginning middle school levels, will perform: Doodlin’ Digits by John Caponegro; Emigration Trail by Robert S. Frost; Accents by Robert S. Frost; and Sailor’s Song by E. Grieg.
The Youth Symphony, whose members are the advanced high school level, will perform: Rasputin by Jeff Ball; Nocturne from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Felix Mendelssohn; and Symphony #80 in D minor by Joseph Haydn.
Concert tickets are $14.50 for adults and $12.50 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the box office or at www.olytix.org.
The Capital Youth Symphony is proud to offer a 27th season of bringing the musical arts to area students and putting together the highest-quality symphony concerts for our community. For more information about the symphony visit www.caysa.net, call (360) 956-1892 or email email@example.com.