Wednesday, February 18, 2009

George Washington Carver

This is his year. An opera about George Washington Carver recently debuted - "A Dream Fulfilled: The Saga of George Washington Carver" as performed by Opera Iowa. The piece was written by Michael Patterson, a music teacher at Simpson (the college attended by Carver) so it is truly homegrown. And no skimping on the peanuts. There's a whole song devoted to their glory. The only performance scheduled that is open to the general public will be Friday, February 27, 7:00 PM at the Theatre Cedar Rapids. For more information, contact Erin Thomas at Here's a really interesting book to read about GWC:

George Washington Carver in his own words / [edited by] Gary R. Kremer

Des Moines Register 2/3/09

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