June 28, 2010
Morningside College presents the storyteller Tahira at 7 p.m. on July 9 and 10 in the Buhler Outdoor Performance Center, 3625 Garretson Avenue, on the college’s campus.
Tahira – a storyteller, vocalist and percussionist – performs original works and works from the African and African-American folklore tradition. Originally from Delaware, Tahira was awarded the Delaware Division of the Arts 2000 Individual Artist Fellowship in recognition of her contribution to oral literature.
The free performances are underwritten by the Mary Margaret Chandler Endowed Storytelling Program. In the event of rain, performances will move to Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Ave., on the Morningside campus.
The family of the late Mary Margaret Chandler, a Sioux City area educator and librarian, established the Mary Margaret Chandler Endowed Storytelling Program at Morningside College to share her love of storytelling.
Tahira is the third performance in the 2010 Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series. Remaining performances include the children’s musical “The Elves & the Shoemaker” on July 30 and 31; and The Noteables, the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band’s jazz ensemble, on August 13. All performances are free and open to the public.