Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Donna Reed Foundation presents an evening of music with “An Iowa Songbook”

Last program in the American Icon Series – Focus On Iowa

Quick! Name three music legends with Iowa connections. Having trouble? Find help as The Donna Reed Foundation presents The Iowa Songbook this Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Donna Reed Theater. You'll hear music made famous by Andy Williams, The Everly Brothers, Glenn Miller, Roger Williams and more. You'll need both hands to count the connections.

It's an evening of music performed by area artists Molly Benson, Polly Eason, Gwen Ecklund, Marin Garcia, Myriah Hacker, Steve Hammel, Lisa Langholz, Kerri Miller, Jena Nahnsen, Emily Sailer, Erin Tracy, Tim Tracy, Voice Exchange and Matt Weier.

The performance will take place at the Donna Reed Theater in downtown Denison. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youths under 18. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Donna Reed Theater Box Office at 712-263-3334, or by e-mail at info@donnareed.org.

Free Community Cinema Screening at the Donna Reed Theatre, March 24 at 1 PM

Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. The film goes behind the scenes with TV stars Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna, and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre. A film by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Kelcey Edwards, 

The screening is free to the public with concessions available for purchase. After the film, a discussion will be held with the audience.

Watch the Trailer for Wonder Women!: http://youtu.be/bwuGGoNRtgE
Learn more about the film: www.itvs.org/films/wonder-women

Monday, March 18, 2013

Former Donna Reed Scholarship Recipient Lands Another Broadway Role

Saycon Sengbloh

"Motown the Musical" Opens March 11

Saycon Sengbloh, a 1996 Donna Reed Foundation national scholarship winner, landed the role of Martha Reeves in the stage production, “Motown the Musical.” Martha Reeves was the leader of Martha and the Vandellas who are famous for their hits “Heatwave” and “Dancing in the Streets.” Sengbloh, from College Park, Georgia, wrote on her website, saycontalks.com, that she had met Reeves years ago in Detroit and looks forward to meeting her again.

Earlier in her career Sengbloh became the first women of African descent to perform the role of Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) as standby in “Wicked” the musical.
-Courtesy of Denison Bulletin