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   from the issue of September 20, 2007

Executive Steel Band opens 'Free at 6' series Sept. 25

Music of the Caribbean will fill the air on East Campus when the Executive Steel Band performs a free outdoor concert at 6 p.m. on Sept. 25.

This event is part of the Lied Center for Performing Arts' Free at 6 series. The concert will take place on the green area between the East Union and the Food Industry Complex (home of the Dairy Store).

The Executive Steel Band was long an audience favorite in New Orleans. Its mixture of reggae, jazz, and funk earned them legions of fans. After Hurricane Katrina displaced the members of the band, Roland Lawes and Robin Marshall, continued making music in Nebraska, Marshall's original home). Other core band members are Justin Jones and Marcelo.

This performance is free to the public. Free parking will be available on East Campus after 5 p.m. in the two lots north of the East Union. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to the event.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Great Plains Room of the East Union. For more information on this event, go to

Free at 6 was created to recognize and celebrate the rich range of artistic talent in the community and to open the doors of the Lied Center to a wider audience. Free at 6 programs, 45 minutes in length, give local artists a venue for their art while encouraging the participation of new audiences.



Award-winning bead exhibit at Hillestad through Sept. 28
American Life in Poetry
Executive Steel Band opens 'Free at 6' series Sept. 25
Gallery dedication Sept. 28
Sartore to offer Sept. 23 movie talk
'Sex in Heartland' focus of 'Great Plains Great Books' series
Sheldon Poetry Reading Sept. 21
Tango Buenos Aires to play Lied Sept. 21