March 26, 2013 – 4 p.m.
Look Behind You! A Father & Son's Impressions of 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland (Photos/Songs)
Look Behind You! is a multi-media performance lecture for international audiences that details how a father and son (both artists) have negotiated the personal and political landscapes of Northern Ireland. A melding of image and voice, anecdote and memory, it showcases Bobbie Hanvey’s prize-winning photojournalism along with radio-edits of his interviews with some of Northern Ireland’s best-known figures. These are complemented and contextualized by Steafán Hanvey’s story-telling, which comes in the form of critically-acclaimed song-writing, and a trained academic’s gift for presenting complex issues in an engaging manner.
Register here: Steafan Hanvey Workshop March 26 day
March 26, 2013 – 7 p.m.
Irish Folk Musician Steafán Hanvey presents his new album Nuclear Family
Northern Irish singer-songwriter Steafán Hanvey hails from Downpatrick, which is not only St.Patrick's resting-place but the birthplace of successful pop-rock acts such as ASH and RELISH. Growing up in an artistic household – his father is an acclaimed photographer and both of his parents are traditional Irish musicians – Steafán’s exposure to all kinds of music began in utero. Citing influences from Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Soundgarden, Simon & Garfunkel to Irish folk, perhaps the most important of all was the home itself, where the young Steafán was often called upon for a tune or two himself.
Register here: Steafan Hanvey Musical Performance March 26 evening
April 19, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.
The Show Off Show
The SHOWOFF Show is an interactive comedy show about showing off. The audience laughs along as Scot & Evan show some of the skills they've been perfecting for years. The crowd also learns tricks and stunts they can try at home. There is hilarity, athleticism, audio-visual fun and interactive chaos.
Register here: The Show Off Show April 19 evening
For more information and to register to attend events of the Midway College Artist, Lecture and Convocation Series, visit www.midway.edu/events.
More events will be added throughout the year.
September 13, 2012 - 6 p.m.
WomenPreneurs 21st Century Success Strategies book presentation and discussion by Dorothy Perrin Moore
Join Midway College Alum and Author Dorothy Perrin Moore, Ph.D. as she presents her journey in writing this book and some of the success strategies of the women entrepreneurs featured in her book, WomenPreneurs. Major themes in the book include the nature of the changing workplace, the challenges of organizational life, career strategies, entrepreneurship, home and family balance and tactics for navigating in a turbulent economic climate.
Register here: Dorothy Moore – WomenPreneurs Sept 13 evening
October 2, 2012 - 7 p.m.
Michael Kent –Comedian and Magician
In a style reminiscent of a late-night talk show, Michael Kent invites the audience to laugh with him at the absurdity of a modern-day magician. He combines his sarcastic and irreverent sense of humor with mind-blowing magic in a way that seems to let the audience “in on the joke.” Michael has been nominated for multiple Campus Activities Awards including “Best New Rising Star,” “Best Small Venue Artist,” and 2012 Entertainer of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine. As he tours college campuses all over the country, Michael’s audiences are experiencing what it’s like when a stand up comic performs (and occasionally pokes fun at) the art of magic. (Teens and Adults)
Register here: Michael Kent –Comedian and Magician Oct 2 evening
October 7, 2012 – 6:30 p.m.
Blind Carbon Copy Concert - Graves Amphitheater
Join Chrisitian cover band Blind Carbon Copy as they play cover songs from artists such as MercyMe, Third Day, Casting Crowns, Sidewalk Prophets, Phillips, Craig & Dean, Kutless, Jeremy Camp, Chris Tomlin, Shawn McDonald, Matthew West and others. Blind Carbon Copy is a contemporary Christian band from Frankfort, Kentucky. The band has been performing together for approximately six years and originates from Bridgeport Christian Church, a Disciples of Christ church in Frankfort that continues to grow both in membership and outreach. The members of the band are Marty Hammons, Lead vocals, Alan Wagers, Lead Guitar, Ralph LeCompte, Rhythm Guitar, Steve Fry, Bass and Jeff Pratt, Drums.
No registration or tickets required for this event. All ages welcome to attend.
October 8, 2012 – 7 p.m.
Documentary Film Screening - Escaramuza: Riding from the Heart - Duthie Auditorium
ESCARAMUZA: Riding from the Heart tells the story of Escaramuza Charra Las Azaleas, a team of first-generation Mexican American horsewomen on a two-year journey to represent California and the United States at the National Charro Championships in Mexico.
America's original rodeo, rooted in the cattle culture of Colonial Mexico, Charreada blends the equestrian skills, handcrafted tack, elegant costumes, music, and food of that rich heritage into a living folk tradition. Between the men's riding and roping contests, the female escaramuzas charras perform their perilous, precision horse ballets, bending and twisting their galloping reining horses around each other in intricate synchronized patterns, like weaving a hair braid at warp speed.
The film follows eight young women members of Las Azaleas as they rigorously train to compete in Mexico amid growing family obligations and concerns about border violence. Their sometimes difficult choices demonstrate the values of goal-setting, teamwork, personal responsibility and sacrifice, grace under pressure, and strong family ties-making Las Azaleas inspiring role models in a world where Latina female athletes are few and far between.
No registration or tickets required for this event. All ages welcome to attend.
October 29, 2012 – 4 p.m.
A discussion of Mexican Culture and Art with author/photographer Denis Defibaugh
Join Professor Denis Defibaugh of Rochester Institute of Technology as he discusses the cultures and art of Mexico. Denis has spent years traveling throughout Mexico and will present this discussion of his observations leading up to his evening book presentation. This will be an interactive discussion and audience participation is encouraged.
Register here: Denis Defibaugh Workshop October 29 day
October 29, 2012 – 7 p.m.
Day of the Dead: Dia de los Muertos book presentation by author/photographer Denis Defibaugh
Join Professor Denis Defibaugh of Rochester Institute of Technology as he shares his stories and photographs documenting his 11 year project documenting the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Register here: Dia de los Muertos October 29 evening
November 7, 2012 – 11 a.m.
Discussion of Women in Sports Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Title IX
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Title IX decision. Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is the landmark legislation that bans sex discrimination in schools, whether it be in academics or athletics. Midway will host a panel discussion of women athletes and others on the impact of this decision and reflect on the past 40 years since it was passed.
The panel will include:
• Kathy DeBoer - Former UK Assistant Athletic Director & Executive Director, American Volleyball Coaches Association;
• Micci King, 1972 Springboard Diving Olympic Gold Medalist;
• Myra Blackwelter, former LPGA tour player and first female athletic full scholarship recipient at UK following Title IX; and
• Stacey Reed Sheppard, Former UK Lady Cat and Two Time High School State Basketball Champion with Laurel County High School
• Dave Baker with WKYT will serve as the panel emcee
Register here: Title IX Convocation Nov 7 day
November 7, 2012 – 7 p.m.
Musical performance by the American Spiritual Ensemble
The American Spiritual Ensemble is a critically-acclaimed professional group composed of some of the finest singers in the classical music world. The vocalists have thrilled audiences around the world with their dynamic renditions of classic spirituals and Broadway numbers. Tenor Dr. Everett McCorvey founded the group in 1995, and many of its members have performed in such venues as the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, Boston Opera and the Atlanta Civic Opera. They have also performed abroad in England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Scotland, and Spain.
Register here: American Spiritual Ensemble Nov 7 evening
December 4, 2012 – 7 p.m.
Christmas Vespers – A Celebration of the Holiday with Carols, Hymns and Readings
Join the Midway College Chorale as they host a community musical celebration. Vespers musical performances will include traditional carols, hymns and some readings of scripture. Joining the Chorale will be other members of the Midway community from area churches, the Midway Children’s Choir, Woodford County High School and more. Come celebrate the season with us.
Register here: Christmas Vespers December 4
January 22, 2013 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Whit Whitaker performs his one man show - "A Dream Deferred: Celebrating the Life of a Martyr."
Join us as soloist Whit Whitaker performs his one man show - "A Dream Deferred: Celebrating the Life of a Martyr." This is a remembrance and celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Though Dr. King has long been taken from us, his words, actions, and promising vision should continue to live on within each one of us, and it is my hope that this musical narrative will help to remind us all of the progress that we have made and the work that still needs to continue on if we are ever to be truly free from the bonds of racism, prejudice, and discrimination" -- Whit Whitaker
Register here: Whit Whitaker performs his one man show - January 22
February 18, 2013 – 7 p.m.
Don Barnhart – Comedy Hypnotist
Award-Winning Comedian, Second City Conservatory Alumni and Certified Hypnotist Don Barnhart has combined his comedy, improv and hypnosis skills to create the most unique, interactive and funniest comedy hypnosis show in
Barnhart is the only comedy hypnotist that is also an award-winning stand up comedian who continues to headline the top comedy clubs, colleges, cruise ships and corporate events across the country and around the world. Hypnosis Monthly Magazine wrote, “Don Barnhart Is America’s Funniest Comedy Hypnotist!”
Barnhart’s Comedy Hypnosis Show is setting record attendance numbers across the country and is fast becoming the most requested act in these venues earning him the distinct title of, “America’s #1 Comedy Hypnotist”.
The show contains side-splitting comedy while simultaneously unlocking the unique mysteries of the human mi nd in a show both equally entertaining and empowering. Barnhart is also starring in a new hypnosis comedy show for CMT called, “I Know What You Did Last Friday”. Don is both certified and insured!
“This guy is funny!” - Howard Stern
Read More: Don Barnhart Comedy Hypnosis Show
Register here: Don Barnhart – Comedy Hypnotist February 18