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Free concert, more planned in Sterling

Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

STERLING – The Woodlawn Arts Academy Rhythm-Quest Rocks bands, under the direction of Ramiro Martinez, will offer a free concert from 6 to 9 p.m. April 6 in the J. Mark Beaty Performance Center at the academy.

The bands feature students 12 years and older from across the Sauk Valley. The Summer Session of Rhythm-Quest Rocks begins May 27. Students are encouraged to have their own instrument and some experience. An end-of-session concert is set for July 15 at Woodlawn Arts Academy.  Registration for the Summer Session begins at 9 a.m. May 5.

Register at or by calling Woodlawn at 815-626-4278. Those interested can also visit the academy during normal business hours of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Dance recital tickets on sale soon

Tickets for Woodlawn Dance Academy’s 2014 Dance Recital, “All-Stars,” go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday in the main office at Woodlawn Arts Academy. The recitals will be at 6:30 p.m. May 30, and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. May 31 at Centennial Auditorium in Sterling High School.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. All seating is general admission.

The recitals feature dancers ages 3 through adult who have been rehearsing at Woodlawn Dance Academy throughout the 2013-2014 school year.

“Seussical Jr.” tickets on sale Monday

STERLING – Tickets for “Seussical Jr.,” a production by local sixth- through eighth-graders, go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday in the main office at Woodlawn Arts Academy.

Shows will be at 7 p.m. April 4; 2 and 7 p.m. April 5; and 2 p.m. April 6 in the J. Mark Beaty Performance Center at the academy.

Tickets are $5 each, and all seating is general admission. The show is directed by Faith Morrison, with stage direction by Ashley Frye and music direction by Jennifer Seeley. 

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