Riverland offers ‘variety’ of entertainment

Published 6:40 am Wednesday, March 24, 2010

An afternoon of art, humor and entertainment takes place at Riverland Community College this weekend.

The college’s 11th Annual Variety Show brings all types of acts to the Frank W. Bridges’ stage Sunday at 2 p.m. to benefit music scholarships.

“It’s going to be a great afternoon,” said music instructor Dave Hovland. “All around it should be a good show with many humorous acts.”

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Talent includes Austin band The Right to Arm Bears, various dance numbers, a stand-up comedy routine, a movement from a Beethoven piano sonata, trumpet and clarinet pieces and performances of popular jazz and pop songs. There will also be a possible live painting demonstration on stage.

The format will be similar to that of a talent show, Hovland said.

“Audience members can enjoy the informal setting, relaxing this Sunday afternoon,” he said.

Funds raised at the show will benefit a music department talent scholarship, which is awarded annually to incoming and current students, and other department events.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They are available at the door, the Riverland Community College bookstore and from participating students.

Riverland Community College’s 11th Annual Variety Show

When: Sunday, 2 p.m.

Where: Frank W. Bridge’s Theatre, 1900 Eighth Ave. NW

Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students