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Elvis’ music comes to life in “All Shook Up”, a Shakespeare-inspired musical presented by Grand Island Central Catholic.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 27 at the school, 1200 N. Ruby.

“All Shook Up” is a rocking, heartwarming tale about chasing dreams, opening up to love, and the power of music. Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”, it follows a small town in the Midwest that is thrown into a frenzy with the arrival of Chad, a handsome backpacker on a motorcycle, who rides from town to town with a guitar on his back, blue suede shoes on her feet and a song in her heart.

Repressed by its conservative mayor, the city begins to come alive under Chadian influence. Lovers meet, woo, chase and more, all in one wacky night that will change the city forever. Hit songs include ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ and ‘All Shook Up’.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for K-12 students, and are available at Ace Hardware, the Central Catholic School office, and at the door.

For more information, call 308-382-2440.


A gaming group organizes a Scrabble evening

Scrabble Game Night is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Primrose Assisted Living, Capital Avenue and North Road.

The group usually meets on the third Monday of each month at the Pub on the second floor of Primrose. All Scrabble players are welcome; bring a board if you have one. There is no registration required and there is no charge to play. Masks are mandatory in the building.

For more information, call La Vonne Catron at 308-382-2663.

Hastings College to host conference on 20th century ‘advice’ to singles

HASTINGS — “Sassy Singles, Reluctant Virgins, Playboys and Husband Hunters: Advice for Single Americans in the 20th Century” is the title of Catherine Biba’s guest lecture, scheduled for Wednesday, March 23 at Hastings College.

The conference starts at 1 p.m. in the French Memorial Chapel

Biba, an associate professor of history, said that over the years prescriptive literature — including relationship guides, popular magazines and newspaper columns — often had a lot to say to single Americans. As part of her talk, she will cover some of the strengths – and weaknesses – of the messages, strategies and norms communicated to single men and women during the 20th century, and examine why some of this advice continues to sound so familiar. in 2022.

Catherine Biba

Biba teaches United States History, including College Sports in America, History of the Family in the US, Natural Disasters in the US, US Civil War and Reconstruction, US Women’s History, Natives and Nebraskans, and Inquiry on the history of the United States. .

Each spring, Hastings College students select two faculty members to present campus-wide lectures on the topics of faculty choice in the upcoming academic year. Considered a prestigious honor for the faculty, the faculty’s tradition of guest lectures dates back to 1967. Biba’s lecture is sponsored by the Hastings College Lecture Series and is the second lecture of the academic year.

This weekend at the Grand…

“Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania” is on view this weekend at the Grand Theatre. 316 W. Third St. Performance times are at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Drac and the pack are back like you’ve never seen them before in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. Join your favorite monsters for an all-new adventure that presents Drac with his most terrifying task yet. When Van Helsing’s mysterious invention, the “Monsterfication Ray”, goes haywire, Drac and his monster buddies are all turned into humans, and Johnny becomes a monster!

In their mismatched new bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant, monster-loving Johnny must team up and race across the world to find a cure before it’s too late and before they don’t drive themselves crazy. With the help of Mavis and the hilarious human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to change back before their transformations become permanent.

Rated PG for action and crude humor, including cartoon nudity.

Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children and seniors. For more information, call 308-381-2667 or visit

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