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GLDT (Gays and Lesbians Dancing Together)

WICHITA-Bored on Monday nights? Want to learn to dance? Want something fun to do? Come to Care to Dance dance studio in the Delano District on the corner of Seneca and Douglas and get your groove on.

Starting Sept. 6 at 7pm, and every Monday thereafter, there will be a GLBT group dance class. Each month will feature a different dance style. Kevin and Veronne will teach dance steps starting with the basics, working up to the fun stuff! Dance styles will encompass a wide variety including country, ballroom, Latin and swing.

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No dance partner required! Classes are $12 per person per class, buy four lessons and save $2 per class.

Kevin and Veronne have been dancing together for over a year and a half and have over 30 years of experience between them. They both have competed in dance and have taken lessons from some of the best dancers in the world. For more information, contact Kevin at 316-833-2112.

Patty Larkin to play in Lawrence

LAWRENCE-Patty Larkin is part of the urban-folk/pop music phenomenon that spun off of the singer/songwriter explosion of the 70s, reinterpreting traditional folk melodies, rock, pop, bossa nova, drawing on anything from Dylan to Dylan. A self-described, guitar-driven songwriter, Larkin has wound her way through soundscapes of evocative vocals, inventive guitar wizardry and imaginative lyrics. Her songs run inside and outside the box, from impressionistic poetry to witty wordplay.

In 2010 Patty Larkin released a collection of 25 love songs in celebration of 25 years in the recording industry. Here Patty has reworked 25 of her favorite songs in an acoustic, unplugged release, joined by friends along the way.

Larkin grew up in a musical and artistic family in Milwaukee, Wisc. Descended from a long line of Irish American singers and taletellers, she learned at a young age to appreciate the beauty and magic of the arts. She will perform in Lawrence Oct. 9 at 8pm as part of the Westside Folk Series. More info at www.westsidefolk. org or www.pattylarkin.com.

Robu's play based on suffragist to be presented in October

WICHITA-Just in time for the 90th anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote University Congregational Church will present an original play about the life of Antoinette Brown Blackwell, the first female ordained minister in the United States, and a suffragist.

Born in 1825, Brown Blackwell was one of the few women, involved in the Woman's Suffrage Movement from its beginning, who was still alive to vote in the historic 1920 election.

The play, entitled No Cross, No Crown, is the first written by local actor Karen Robu, who has been a familiar face in Wichita theatres since moving to Kansas in 1993. It follows the life of Antoinette Brown Blackwell and her encounters with other historical figures such as Lucy Stone, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Fredrick Douglass, as she ghts not only for the right for women to vote, but for the right for a woman to stand in the pulpit.

The show will be presented Oct. 21-22 at University Congregational Church, 9209 E. 29th St.

Met Opera broadcasting 12 shows via satellite to Murdock Theatre

WICHITA--Opera lovers rejoice. The Louise C. Murdock Theatre is once again bringing the Metropolitan Opera, whose 2010-2011 line-up has just been announced, to Wichita. This year, the shows include some surprising choices.

The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series of performances transmitted live via satellite in high-definition to more than 1,000 movie theaters around the world.

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Shows this year begin Oct. 9-10 with Das Rheingold and continue with Boris Godunov (Oct. 23-24), Don Pasquale (Nov. 13-14), Don Carlo (Dec. 11-12), La Fanciulla del West (Jan. 8-9), Nixon in China (Feb. 12-13), Iphigenie en Tauride (Feb. 26-27), Lucia di Lammermoor (Mar. 19-20), Le Comte Ory (April 9-10), Capriccio (April 23-24), Il Trovatore (April 30-May 1), and Die Walkure (May 14-15).

Nixon in China has gotten a lot of press for being a fresh and unexpected pick for the lineup. It's based on the original 1987 Houston Grand Opera production and features libretto by Alice Goodman while it explores President Nixon's 1972 encounter with Mao Tsetung and Communist China.

Tickets for the operas are available by calling 316-263-1665. Prices are $24 for adults and $18 for students.

Liberty Press chosen one of top 12 LGBT newspapers in the country by www.localgaybusiness.com

Where do you go when you want to travel in the LGBT community and don't know who or where to contact? How do you find out about all the different national community resources? Where are all the pride festivals and film festivals?

The answer is simple: www. localgaybusiness. com.

Owner Janice Mann said that she "wanted a site that could do it all instead of searching on ten small info sites." Check out The Press Room where surfers can nd the top 12 LGBT newspapers in the country at their fingertips!

There are listings for both international and national pride festivals, film festivals, art festivals, women's festivals and conferences. Shop for a Harley online or purchase women's pumps up to size 17.

For more information on www.localgaybusiness.com, call 727-331-4467 or e-mail editor@localgaybusiness.com.

The 411:

What: Patty Larkin in concert

When: Saturday, Oct. 9, 8pm

Where: Unity Church of Lawrence, 900 Madeline Lane

Tickets: $20/$23 all ages

The 411:

What: No Cross, No Crown by Karen L Robu

When: Thursday-Friday, Oct. 21-22, 6:30pm dinner, 8pm show

Where: University Congregational Church, 9209 E. 29th St.

Tickets: $20 dinner and show, $10 show only ($5 student discount)

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