Toe-tapping performances and quality entertainment are sure to draw a big crowd to Lone Star College-Kingwood’s summer production June 27-29. Designed as a scholarship fundraiser for the Theatre Department, the “Kingwood Kabaret” is an intimate evening of entertainment that will feature 25 or more duets, trios, and group numbers from Broadway, the Great American Songbook, and the radio – all presented in a cabaret setting. This year’s theme is, “Bring your +1.”
The Lone Star College-Kingwood Big Band will celebrate America’s birthday early with the seventh annual Patriotic Celebration Concert on Saturday, June 29. This concert, sponsored by the Rotary Club of East Montgomery County, will take place at 2 p.m. in the college’s Student Conference Center. The band will perform patriotic favorites and jazz music from the Big Band era in honor of the Independence Day Holiday.
In this growing society, the need for passionate and qualified educators is on the rise. To meet this demand, Lone Star College-Kingwood partnered with the University of Houston-Downtown to offer the Pathways to Teaching Careers program. This Title V project will allow students to earn an Associate of Arts in Teaching from LSC-Kingwood and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston-Downtown without leaving LSC-Kingwood.
Lone Star College-Kingwood held its annual graduation ceremony on May 11 at the M.O. Campbell Center. In total, 1,506 students graduated with 461 in attendance. Also, 171 Quest, Infinity, and Splendora Early College High School students earned their associate degrees before they graduated from high school.
Vocalists, who want to hone their craft or share their gift with the community, are needed to audition for the 2019 “Kingwood Kabaret” at LSC-Kingwood. This production is a scholarship fundraiser for the college’s Theatre Department. The auditions are May 21 and 23 from 6-9 p.m. in the Administration and Performing Arts Center Black Box. The show, entitled “Bring your + 1”, is looking for vocalists who can “sell it.”
A mission of Lone Star College is to increase the number of minority male students. To accomplish that goal and to prepare more young men at an earlier age for success after high school, LSC-Kingwood will host the annual African American and Hispanic Institute for Males June 17-20. Sponsored by the Men’s Center, this conference is open to African American and Hispanic males age 13-15. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 24.
The Lone Star College-Kingwood theatre department will continue its “Laughter Resounds” season with its first spring production next month. Dan Goggins’ “Nunsense” will make its debut on the Main Stage Theatre May 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. and May 18 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The all-female cast will balance out the all-male cast of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]” that ran in fall 2018.
Lone Star College-Kingwood will host the 17th annual Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, April 27. This event is free and open to the community. Sponsored by the Humble Independent School District, the free festival will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in several buildings at the college. Last year, the college did not host the event due to damages sustained after Hurricane Harvey.
Talented, diligent, and meticulous are just three of many words that describes “The Howler” team. The Lone Star College-Kingwood online student newspaper earned 16 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) awards at a recent conference in Corpus Christi. They received the honors for various pieces including their Hurricane Harvey special edition. Last year, “The Howler” won 19 TIPA awards.