Carl Sandburg as Folklorist, Kearney Public Library, Jan 13, 1-4pm

with Kate Benzel, Mike Adams

Tuesday Jan 13. Kearney Public Library. 1-4pm. “Carl Sandburg as Folklorist” presented by Kate Benzel and Mike Adams. Discussion of Sandburg’s “The People, Yes” (1936) and performance of American folk songs from “The American Songbag” […] read more

2008 Prayers for the People, Merryman Performance Arts Center, Kearney NE

2007-08 Prayers for the People: Carl Sandburg’s Poetry and Songs at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney, NE focused on the prairie landscape and lifestyle.  Poets: Dr. Charles Peek, Ted Kooser.  Musicians: Mike Adams, Terry […] read more

Script Writing – Carl Sandburg and the Sunburnt West

The scripts for the Carl Sandburg program change with its location and performers.  Each performance is a collaboration with local poets, readers, and musicians.  The upcoming performance, Carl Sandburg and the Sunburnt West, celebrates Sandburg’s vision […] read more

Dr. Charles Peek — Carl Sandburg and the Sunburnt West

Dr. Charles Peek is our go-to guy for all the Sandburg programs.  He’s been with us at every venue–Nebraska, Illinois, Colorado.  As emcee, he keeps everything flowing through the performance.  As reader, he brings everything […] read more

Dr. Kate Benzel – Carl Sandburg and the Sunburnt West

For me personally, the wonder of sharing that experience with an audience—the joy of language and music—reminds me that we are all partners in the everyday mysteries of life. read more