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Diverse Arts for 2013 Presenting visual and performing arts are important components of our mission to serve as THE Center for scientific, artistic, cultural and educational activities in the region. Our displays of visual arts are especially noteworthy because we provide such a variety of talent. Each year, we offer eight to ten exhibitions located along the Art on the Curved Wall gallery areas of Whitaker Center. It is not unusual to see visitors strolling through the Center at lunchtime, admiring the latest visual art. During the month of January, we are featuring an exhibition entitled The Seven Livelies, with work from the noted landscape artists from Central Pennsylvania who travel, paint and exhibit together. In February and March, Art on the Curved Wall will exhibit the work of instructors from The Art Center School and Galleries of Mechanicsburg. Our performing arts program is equally captivating. Sunoco Performance Theater will showcase a range of performing artists in the weeks ahead. In January, Market Square Concerts will present the Schumann Trio, comprised of Russian pianist Anna Polonsky, violist Michael Tree and clarinetist Anthony McGill, performing music by Mozart, Schumann, Bruch and Kurtág. As a counterpoint, Whitaker Center will feature the legendary blues-rocker Johnny Winter, appearing with Magic Slim & The Teardrops on January 25. For three weekends in February, Theatre Harrisburg returns to Whitaker Center with 2006’s Tony® Award-winning hit, The Drowsy Chaperone. We will also welcome Open Stage of Harrisburg for their production of The Diary of Anne Frank, offering daytime performances for school groups February 26 through March 21, in addition to a performance for the general public on March 2, at 2pm. March includes a Market Square Concerts presentation of an extraordinary pianist, Jeremy Denk. We will also welcome Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester to the stage on March 23 for an unforgettable acoustic concert of her well-known music. This array of artists is simply the routine at Whitaker Center, as we continually strive to present extraordinary, legendary and acclaimed visual and performing artists throughout the year. In doing so, we believe we will achieve our goal to be widely known as the Center for artistic expression in the region.

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Contents January – March 2013 Upcoming Shows


SPOTLIGHT Performers


Resident Companies


Flight of the Butterflies 3D


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Official Newsletter of Whitaker Center


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Schumann Trio Market Square Concerts* Tuesday, January 15, 8pm

2CELLOS** Thursday, April 4, 7:30pm

Johnny Winter and Magic Slim & The Teardrops** Friday, January 25, 7:30pm

FEBRUARY The Drowsy Chaperone Theatre Harrisburg* February 1 – 17

MARCH The Diary of Anne Frank Presented by Open Stage of Harrisburg Saturday, March 2, 2pm Jeremy Denk, piano Market Square Concerts* Wednesday, March 20, 8pm Melissa Manchester** Saturday, March 23, 8pm

Whitaker Center Presents at the Forum David Sedaris** Wednesday, April 10, 8pm Dave Mason Acoustic Duo** Friday, April 12, 8pm Whitaker Center Presents at the Forum B.B. King** Friday, April 19, 8pm The Sleeping Beauty Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet* Saturday, April 20, 1 & 7pm Sunday, April 21, 2pm Four Nations Ensemble with Music from China Market Square Concerts* Thursday, April 25, 8pm

MAY Bacon Brothers** Saturday, May 4, 8pm * Denotes Whitaker Center Resident Company ** Denotes Whitaker Center presented performance, eligible for Performing Arts Membership

IMAX® Through January 24 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey An IMAX 3D Experience Through February 1 Tornado Alley 3D Opens February 2 Flight of the Butterflies 3D





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Johnny Winter and Magic Slim & The Teardrops Friday, January 25 | Sunoco Performance Theater, 7:30pm From T-Bone Walker and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, to Albert Collins, Freddie King, and Billy Gibbons – the tradition of the Texas guitar slinger has lived on. One name that ranks atop that exclusive list is Johnny Winter, the international ambassador for rocking Texas blues for the last 30 years. Today, Winter is enjoying an unparalleled resurgence, performing to sold-out shows worldwide. His triumphant appearance at Eric Clapton’s 2007 Crossroads Festival with Derek Trucks, Buddy Guy and Clapton, was immortalized on an Emmy® Award-winning DVD. Winter’s Live Through the ‘70s DVD has received critical acclaim, along with his Live Bootleg Series CDs, all of which have climbed the Top 10 Billboard Blues charts. Warner Bros. released a 40th anniversary DVD of Woodstock: 3 Days of Love and Peace, featuring Winter performing his smoking classic Meantown Blues. Winter’s latest highly acclaimed release, Roots, and recent performance on The David Letterman Show have only added to his reputation.

Melissa Manchester Saturday, March 23 | Sunoco Performance Theater, 8pm Grammy® Award-winning artist Melissa Manchester established her career as a compelling singer/ songwriter with the debut releases Home To Myself and Bright Eyes – launching her smash hit single, Midnight Blue. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, Manchester alternated recording with acting, appearing with Bette Midler in the film For the Boys, on the television series Blossom, and co-writing and starring in the musical I Sent A Letter To My Love. In 2004, Manchester released her first album in ten years, When I Look Down That Road. While touring in support of the CD, Manchester was praised for her still “powerful voice” and for “reinventing [herself] while staying true to what made [her] popular.” Three years later, she recorded a duet with Barry Manilow covering Carole King’s classic You’ve Got A Friend, which appeared on Manilow’s album The Greatest Songs of the Seventies. In 2011, Manchester made a cameo appearance in the independent film Dirty Girl, in addition to being featured on the movie’s soundtrack.




2CELLOS Featuring Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser Thursday, April 4 | Sunoco Performance Theater, 7:30pm The meteoric success of 2CELLOS began when former cello rivals Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser decided to join forces. In January 2011, they uploaded a unique cello version of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal onto YouTube; earning over 5 million views. Their huge viral success led to a record deal and a stint on Elton John’s worldwide tour. The duo’s guest spot on FOX’s hit series GLEE, performing Smooth Criminal, sold incredibly well, debuting at No.10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Digital Songs Chart and landing the 2CELLOS album in the Top 100. Luka Sulic has performed internationally at venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and has received multiple awards for his performances. Stjepan Hauser has also performed around the world and received first place in 21 national and international competitions. To date, 2CELLOS has continued to cover popular artists such as U2, Coldplay, Muse, Guns N’ Roses, and Nirvana. 2CELLOSIN2ITION is the duo’s latest album.

David Sedaris Wednesday, April 10 | Whitaker Center Presents at the Forum, 8pm American humorist, comedian and best-selling author David Sedaris has been described as the “rock star of writers.” As a playwright and regular commentator for National Public Radio (NPR), Sedaris’s talent with words is apparent. He was first publicly recognized in 1992 when NPR broadcasted his essay Santaland Diaries. His critically acclaimed collection of essays became New York Times Best Sellers: Naked (1997), Holidays on Ice (1997), Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000), Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (2004), and When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008). In 2010, he released a collection of anthropomorphic stories, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. Sedaris was the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have been included in “The Best American Essays.” His upcoming book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, will be published late spring 2013. Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy® Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album.




Dave Mason Acoustic Duo Friday, April 12 | Sunoco Performance Theater, 8pm Known as one of rock’s greatest guitarists, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alumnus Dave Mason has a remarkable career that spans over 37 years and encompasses decades of producing, performing and songwriting. Mason’s career officially started at age 18, after teaming up with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood, who formed the legendary group, Traffic. The following year, Mason penned the rock anthem Feelin’ Alright, which was recorded by over 38 artists, including Joe Cocker. In 1969, Mason gained notoriety with the album Alone Together. This was followed by five albums, including Dave Mason and Mariposa De Oro, four of which received gold albums. In addition to performing to sold-out audiences, Mason has performed on a number of albums such as The Rolling Stones’ Beggars Banquet, Paul McCartney’s Listen To What The Man Said, and Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland. In 2008, Megaforce Records released the first Mason studio record in more than 20 years, 26 Letters – 12 Notes.

B.B. King Friday, April 19 | Whitaker Center Presents at the Forum, 8pm For more than half a century, Riley B. King – better known as B.B. King – has defined blues for a worldwide audience. Since recording in the ‘40s, King has released over 50 albums and developed one of the world’s most identifiable guitar styles of all time – modeled by guitar greats including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, and Jeff Beck. He has mixed traditional blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump, into a unique sound. King continues to tour extensively, averaging over 250 concerts per year around the world. Classics such as Payin’ The Cost To Be The Boss, The Thrill Is Gone, and Why I Sing The Blues are concert staples. Over the years, the Grammy® Awardwinner has recorded two No. 1 R&B hits, including Three O’Clock Blues and You Don’t Know Me; and four No. 2 R&B hits: Please Love Me, You Upset Me Baby, Sweet Sixteen, Part I, and Don’t Answer The Door, Part I. King’s most popular crossover hit, The Thrill Is Gone, went to No. 15 on the Pop charts.




Bacon Brothers Saturday, May 4 | Sunoco Performance Theater, 8pm Long before Kevin Bacon launched his prolific stage and screen career, and before Michael Bacon became known as an acclaimed film and television composer, they were just two brothers from Center City, Philadelphia. The Bacon Brothers’ 2009 release, New Year’s Day, is laden with their trademark gritty rock and a touch of Philly soul, and hearkens back to those roots in the City of Brotherly Love. While still encountering critics due to Kevin’s onscreen notoriety, the band continues to win believers – show by show, album by album. The New Yorker recently said, “Hollywood hangs like an albatross around the neck of any movie star turned musician, but this duo shakes off the burden of fame with sharply executed rock that has a blue-collar, rootsy edge.” With 2011 marking 16 years of the Bacon Brothers band’s existence, any cynical preconceptions about well-known actors “dabbling” in music now can safely be discarded. The duo’s latest album, Philadelphia Road – The Best of the Bacon Brothers (2011) is a collection of songs from the brothers’ first four studio CDs, as well as Guilty of the Crime, which was recorded with the Bellamy Brothers.

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Resident Companies Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Established in 1955 by Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is a nationally and internationally recognized school of classical ballet headquartered in Carlisle, PA. CPYB’s mission is to inspire, educate and enrich the lives of the students and the region through training in and the performance of classical ballet. 5 North Orange Street, Suite 3, Carlisle, PA 17013-2727 • 717/245-1190

Market Square Concerts Great chamber music for your mind and heart Market Square Concerts is dedicated to the presentation of a wide repertoire of chamber music by professional artists of international acclaim, both established and emerging. The organization actively participates in activities to further the understanding and appreciation of chamber music, including educational outreach through our Soundscape program. P.O. Box 1292, Harrisburg, PA 17108 • 717/221-9599

Theatre Harrisburg Now in its 87th season, Theatre Harrisburg has been enhancing the quality of life in the Capital Region by providing diverse and affordable theatre experiences and opportunities for creative expression and intellectual stimulation to the Central Pennsylvania Community. 513 Hurlock Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 • 717/232-5501

Calendar of Events JANUARY



Market Square Concerts Schumann Trio January 15, 8pm

Theatre Harrisburg The Drowsy Chaperone February 1 – 17 Fri, Sat; Sun; & Thurs, Feb. 14

Market Square Concerts Jeremy Denk, piano March 20, 8pm

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Where Dreams Take Wing: CPYB Wakes a Sleeping Beauty and Dances Boogie-Woogie By: M. Diane McCormick What is a dream? That feeling of flying in your sleep? A cherished hope? A goal that comes true through work, risk and perseverance? Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) knows all about dreams, in fairy tales and in real life. After all, here’s the 2012-13 season so far – a young boy cavorted with his fantastical pet shop friends in Carnival of the Animals, and a broken toy transformed into a dazzling prince in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™.

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Equally enticing offerings continue this “Season of Dreams.” In April, CPYB resident choreographer Alan Hineline lavishly stages Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty, when a young woman conquers sorcery after a very long rest. The many uplifting repertory works of the June Series include George Balanchine’s “Scherzo” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, returning to CPYB for the first time in more than a decade, and the crowd-pleasing Company B, CPYB’s first work from modern-dance legend Paul Taylor. In Company B, the young soldiers and bobby soxers of World War II jitterbug to the songs of the Andrews Sisters, frantically masking the fatal cost of vanquishing evil. Jamie Rae Walker knows all about the dreams of dancers. The CPYB alumna is staging Company B, a work she has performed often. She left a secure position with the Miami City Ballet – “one of the hardest things I ever did,” she says now – to pursue her passion for modern dance and earn a spot with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. In CPYB’s Company B, the young dancers are nearly the age of their Greatest Generation counterparts. “With what our country has been through, these dancers aren’t terribly far away from understanding the depths of war, and heartache and sadness,” says Walker. First and foremost, CPYB is a school teaching the rigors and joys of the dancer’s art. Alan Hineline is there when dreams of dance are born. “I see it all the time, when the little ones sit in awe of the older ones,” Hineline says. “You can see it in their eyes. They’re thinking, ‘I want to do that someday.’ That’s what guides this school. That’s what keeps them motivated.” To learn more about Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s upcoming productions, visit or join us on Facebook. M. Diane McCormick is living her dream of being a freelance writer. Her print and online writings for The Patriot-News, Harrisburg Magazine, Susquehanna Style, and others are at SPOTLIGHT


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A Vibrant IMAX® 3D Celebration of Butterfly Migration Flight of the Butterflies 3D Opens February 2 Experience the triumphant journey of the monarch butterfly – through a multigenerational migration to captivating butterfly sanctuaries hidden 10,000 feet high in the Mexican mountains. Based on a remarkable true story, audiences are immersed in a 40-year-long quest by a determined scientist, as he enlists thousands of volunteer “citizen scientists” to help tag and track monarch butterflies to their mysterious Mexican winter haven. The iconic monarch butterfly is truly a wonder of nature, making one of the longest migrations on Earth with pinpoint navigational accuracy, to a place it has never been. The film follows the travels of the monarchs, as two to three generations of butterflies migrate north from Mexico through the U.S. to Canada, and one “super generation” completes the migration with a journey south to Mexico. Explore the monarch’s dramatic transformation

from egg to caterpillar to pupa to butterfly, through a mile-high migratory expedition, leading to magnificent tree-laden monarch sanctuaries nestled in the breathtakingly beautiful mountains of Mexico. Discover a truly spectacular site on Central PA’s largest movie screen at Whitaker Center’s Select Medical IMAX® Theater – hundreds of millions of live butterflies in one of the most amazing places on Earth. According to Steve Bishop, Whitaker Center Vice President of Science and IMAX® Programs, “Flight of the Butterflies 3D is a beautiful giant screen film that tells a great nature story about the monarch’s incredible migration, as well as a great human story about how a dedicated scientist and his equally dedicated wife solved one of the greatest biological mysteries of our time.” MPAA Rating: G. Running Time: 44 min. For more information, please visit or call 717/214-ARTS.



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A Prehistoric Adventure Invades Whitaker Center! June 1 – September 1 Journey back in time, millions of years ago, and experience stomping, roaring, robotic dinosaurs – in the summer limited engagement exhibition, Dino Adventure, located in Gloria M. Olewine Gallery inside Harsco Science Center. Guests will tremble at a growling T-Rex, witness a Corythosaurus mother tend her brood, and discover a nestful of eggs ready to hatch. Dino Adventure features interactive, life sized dinosaur robots that roar, feed, fight, and care for their young. “People of all ages are fascinated by dinosaurs,” said Steve Bishop, Vice President of Science and IMAX® Programs. “This interactive exhibit and IMAX film bring these amazing creatures to life and let us explore their world like never before.” Dino Adventure showcases some of the popular and favorite dinosaurs among children (and adults!), including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about these amazing prehistoric reptiles through state-of-the-art simulators, immersing them into the life of a dinosaur! Guests become an actual ‘living,’ ‘breathing’ dinosaur in an ancient ecosystem. Dino Adventure is included in regular Science Center admission.

Dinosaurs Alive! 3D Opens June 1 Gear up for a gigantic adventure in IMAX 3D! Experience the earliest of creatures of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous – “reincarnated” life-sized for a six-story screen. Narrated by Academy® Award-winner Michael Douglas, Dinosaurs Alive! 3D is a captivating adventure of science and discovery that will enthrall audiences with its unique look at the entire age of dinosaurs. From the exotic, trackless expanses and sand dunes of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert to the dramatic sandstone buttes of New Mexico, the film follows American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) paleontologists as they explore some of the greatest dinosaur finds in history. Through the magic of scientifically accurate computer-generated animation, these newly discovered creatures, and some familiar favorites, will come alive…in a big way! Not rated but suitable for all ages. Running Time: 40 min. For more information, please visit or call 717/214-ARTS. SPOTLIGHT


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Très Bonne Année’s Spring Event – Back to Bandstand: A Trip Down Memory Lane You don’t have to wait an entire year to experience the fun and excitement of a Très Bonne Année event. Join Très Bonne Année as they host their spring event, Back to Bandstand: A Trip Down Memory Lane, on Saturday, April 27. Explore the exotic flavors of the Wines of Chile, featuring Carmen wines, and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres during an evening reception to be held in Kunkel Gallery at Whitaker Center. Continue your evening in Sunoco Performance Theater and enjoy the harmonies and rhythms of renowned doo wop groups Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, The Marcels, and Pure Gold. Top the evening off with dessert and an intimate reception with the musicians. Please visit to order tickets.

January-March 2013 Volume 13 Number 1

The mission of Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is to serve as the center for scientific, artistic, cultural and educational activities to

Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, from Pittsburgh, PA, have been performing together since the late ‘50s. In 1959, their record, Since I Don’t Have You, was the first Pittsburgh record to sell one million copies. They were also the first Pittsburgh artists to appear on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and appeared on the show four times. The group has performed at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Three Rivers Stadium, and the world famous Apollo Theater.

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The Marcels also hail from Pittsburgh and have been serenading audiences since 1961 when their first recording, Blue Moon, sold more than two and a half million copies. They appeared in the film Twist Around the Clock with Chubby Checker and have performed at venues such as Caesars Palace in Atlantic City, Denver Coliseum, and Palms Casino in Las Vegas. The Marcels are always an audience favorite with their great harmonies and smooth choreography. They’ll have fans doing the twist and the hand jive by the end of the night! continued on page 34 | A Member Benefit | SPOTLIGHT


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Guests enjoy the festivities at the Très Bonne Année October wine event. Photo credit: Amy Spangler

Pittsburgh’s Pure Gold brings East Coast flavor to all the hits from the doo wop era, including songs recorded by The Harptones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, and the Isley Brothers. The band has performed in prestigious venues such as Radio City Music Hall, The Waldorf Astoria and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Pure Gold puts on a quality performance that will take audiences back six decades with the a cappella and full band sounds of the ‘50s.

Thank you! Annual Giving to Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts Fiscal Year 2012 (October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012) We gratefully acknowledge our donors, sponsors, underwriters and Gems Society, whose generosity makes Whitaker Center programs affordable for the regional community. The following list recognizes gifts make between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012 for annual support. We make every effort to be accurate. Please contact the Whitaker Center Development Office at 717/724-3875 to report errors or omissions. Please visit for more information. Please note that the following list does not include gifts make to Whitaker Center’s Excellence & Innovation Campaign for capital and endowment support, which is separate from annual giving.

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Derek & Margaret Hathaway Lisa Kreider* Lori & Dane Lauver* David & Liesa Leader Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Leitzel Craig & Cari Longyear Barry & Johna Malamud John & Karen McLaughlin Robert & Susan Newell Anthony & Brenda Pascotti William & Peggy Jayne (d) Pierce David & Melissa Rohland Richard Rosen William F. & Susannah M. Rothman Natalie Sandel* Kristin Scofield & Meredith Scheiner Jessie Smith Timothy & Laurie Strohl Jonathan Vipond, III, Esq. & Tim Bunner Mim Warden Other Individual Gifts $250 - $499 Barry & Barbara Carbaugh Susan Hazelton William & Jason Kreiger Terry & Cynthia Miller* Jeffery Peters Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Seitz Dr. Thomas R. Stone Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities $100 - $249 Patrice Ametrano & Jeffery Myers Madge & Gene Appleby* Dr. & Mrs. Robert Atnip Donna Benner & Michelle Collier Howard & Mary Bernstein* Michael & Margaret Ciccocioppo Brian Conroy* Mr. & Mrs. Paul Coppock Pete & Carol Ann Desoto

Dennis & Beverly duBreuil James & Katharine Erdman Brad Forman Joseph & Elizabeth Galitski William & Melissa Gallagher* Richard & Denise Gmerek Mr. & Mrs. Harris Goldberg Gerald & Stacey Harkins Joseph & Suzanne Harper Timothy & Debra Hershey Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. Holmes Harry & Wanda Hurst Gretchen Inman & Donna Vaughan Anand Jagannath & Wendy Schaenan Bradley & Robin Jones Kevin & Kathy Kelly William Kerlin Arthur & Judith Landis Mr. & Mrs. Ray Landis Mr. & Mrs. James Maynard Mike & Mary McGrath Linda McKay & Brian Downey Mr. and Mrs. James M. Mead Tim & Cyndi Meredith Martin L. & Lucy Miller Murray Olewine Family Dale & Molly Pells Deborah Peters* William & Lola Pool Arlene Prentice Linda Price* Peter & Joanne Risso Bill & Lynn Ruhl William & Heidi Shakely Elizabeth Shevitz Jerry & Hilary Simpson Woodrow & Doris Sites Kim & Jason Snyder David Spader* Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Stone Sharon Wentling Anne J. Yellot Suzanne Yenchko Under $100 Faridah Abdul-Latif* Patricia Appleby* Marie Ashberry*

Carol Beamesderfer* Jane Bechtel* Lily Black Larry & Beth Bowen* Anita Breun Meg Burton* Barbara Cammack* Carl Canton Dazimae Carmo* Roger & Anne Chappelka Mollie Clark Charlotte Davis* Sara De Carlo Rebecca Delia Frank DeSendi* Michael & Susan Easton* George & Marilyn Elliott* Jeremy Fallinger* Tracey Flesher* Gregg Fox* Margaret Freedman* Robert Fuller Brenda Glenn Phyllisann Godfrey Bill & Marlene Gottardy* Arthur Green Teresa Griffin* Gerald & Janice Hess* Shirley Horst* Grace House* Ivy Jones Barbara Kern* Susan Lewis Corinna Linn* Jacqueline Little Dr. Linda T. Litton Allen Marshall* Vickie Minnier Paulette Montville Thomas Moore* Terry Moser* Nicole Newkam* Stephanie Peters* Timothy & Kristin Schaeffer Bill & Esther Shane Molly & Joe Shane Gerry Silverberg* Caroleanne Snitger Donald R. Snyder* | A Member Benefit | SPOTLIGHT


PASSPORT Phillip & Barbara Talarico* Larry Valerio* Barbara Warfel* Brad Williard Cynthia Wolford Elizabeth Yoder* William & Mary Young

CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, CIVIC AND GOVERNMENT GIVING $100,000 and above Très Bonne Année PNC Foundation Carlisle SynTec $50,000 - $99,999 Dauphin County Department of Community and Economic Development

$1,000 - $2,499 Brown, Schultz, Sheridan & Fritz Librandi’s The Bryn Mawr Trust Gifts under $1,000 Bob’s Critters Centric Bank Cleanteam Building Services, Inc. Mountz Jewelers Phillips Office Solutions Society of Women Engineers Gifts In-Kind TE Connectivity Carlisle SynTec Phillips Office Solutions * Denotes Whitaker Center employee or volunteer (d) Denotes deceased

$10,000 - $49,999 Bayer HealthCare Cultural Enrichment Fund PA Virtual Charter School Pennsylvania Council on the Arts The M&T Charitable Foundation Tyco Electronics Foundation $5,000 - $9,999 Bobby Rahal Automotive Group Country Meadows Retirement Communities Gannett Fleming Companies The Hall Foundation Toyota Dealer Match Program $2,500 - $4,999 Brody Science Fund for Youth of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities Quandel Construction Group, Inc. Wegman’s Food Markets


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News from Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

Arcelor-Mittal USA Funds New Projectors for Science On A Sphere速 Whitaker Center recently received a generous gift from ArcelorMittal USA in the amount of $24,000 to fund new, updated projectors for the Science On A Sphere速 exhibit in the Forces of Nature exhibit gallery in Harsco Science Center. Science On A Sphere involves a 360 degree projection system that presents realtime and recorded satellite images of Earth on a sphere that is six feet in diameter. Whitaker Center was the first institution in Pennsylvania to receive one of these unique exhibits through a national competition conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 2008. Since the installment of the projectors, technology has improved dramatically and NOAA has suggested replacing the old projectors with new ones to ensure our guests receive the best experience possible. The new Science On A Sphere projectors employ the latest Digital Light Processor technology to provide our guests with brighter, sharper and more realistic images on the spherical screen. The new projectors are also more reliable and more energy efficient than the existing five-year-old projectors. Whitaker Center thanks ArcelorMittal USA for their generous gift, and we hope you visit Science On A Sphere and experience the new projectors for yourself!

222 Market Street Harrisburg, PA 17101 Box Office 717/214-ARTS Fax 717/221-8208 IMAX速 Theater 717/214-IMAX Whitaker Center PASSPORT is published periodically for members, donors, friends and guests. The contents of this newsletter are the property of Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts and may not be reproduced without the express written permission of the editorial staff. IMAX速 is a registered trademark of Imax Corporation. The official registration and financial information of Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed under the law.

Science On A Sphere Passport is available online. To download, visit | A Member Benefit | SPOTLIGHT


PASSPORT Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts would like to welcome our new and returning Board of Directors and Emeritus Board of Directors for the Fiscal Year 2012-2013. We are grateful to our Board and Emeritus Board and the time, dedication, and investment each member makes to Whitaker Center. We would not be where we are without these men and women and the credibility they bring to the institution.

Board of Directors


Executive Staff

Gary St. Hilaire Board Chair

Marion C. Alexander Dennis Brenckle Mark Caldwell Russell Ford Bradley Forman James Grandon, Jr. Lois Lehrman Grass Derek Hathaway Paul Kunkel, M.D. William Lehr, Jr. Harold McInnes Kristen Olwine Milke David O’Brien Anthony Pascotti Jeffrey Peters Thomas Philips Patricia Smith, CPA Marian Warden William Warren, Jr. Mary Webber Weston Richard Willey LeRoy Zimmerman, Esq.

Michael Hanes, Ph.D. President and CEO

Terry Lehman, CPA Vice Chair Dave Lavery Treasurer Carole Yon Board Secretary Michael Murchie Immediate Past Board Chair Michael Hanes, Ph.D. President and CEO J. Robert Baum, Ph.D. Elizabeth Billingsley, M.D. Adam Burick, M.D. John Calogero Barbara Carbaugh Chris Dawson, AIA David Desfor Shawn Farr Patricia Ferris Robert Grubic Sharon Hassinger Patricia Husic David Leader Barry Malamud H. Glenn Manning Michael Murchie Loretta Metzler Craig Roda Anthony Seitz, Esq. Jack Stover, Esq.


President Emeritus Thomas Stone, Ph.D

Other Matthew Twomey

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Steve Bishop Vice President, Science & IMAXÂŽ Programs Lisa Kreider Vice President, Operations Michael Chapaloney Director of Marketing & Sales Michele Holloway Director of Development

News from Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

Corporate EITC Giving Continues to Provide Opportunities for Public School Students Whitaker Center is once again the grateful recipient of corporate contributors made through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program this past year. The ultimate beneficiaries are the many thousands of public school children who visit Whitaker Center on field trips at greatly reduced admission fees. Students receive hands-on learning through their field trip experiences that inspire a love for learning that may one day lead to future vocations in science, engineering, medicine, or the arts. The objective of the EITC programs is to encourage corporations to support innovative educational efforts, either through scholarships or Educational Improvement Organizations, such as Whitaker Center. Due to the limited amount of public dollars set aside each year by the Commonwealth for corporate tax credits, the program is quite competitive. For more information about Pennsylvania’s EITC program, visit

Regular Hours of Operation Tuesday – Saturday 9:30am-5pm Sunday 11:30am-5pm

Whitaker Center is OPEN on the following days: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 21, 2013 Presidents’ Day Monday, February 18, 2013 IMAX® movies and live theater performances will be held on Mondays as scheduled. Tickets for Monday IMAX movies may be purchased at the Concession counter, inside the IMAX lobby. The Box Office opens one hour prior to live theater performances. For up-to-date showtimes and events, visit or call 717/214-ARTS. Hours, movies, performances, Science Center programs and showtimes are subject to change without notice.

Whitaker Center thanks the following corporations who contributed through EITC between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012: American Sentinel Insurance Company

G.R. Sponaugle & Sons

The Bryn Mawr Trust

M&T Bank

Capital Blue Cross

Morefield Communications

Carlisle Carrier Corporation

PNC Financial Services Group

Carlisle SynTec

PPG Industries

Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc.

Select Medical

Country Meadows Retirement Communities

W&L Sales Company

First National Bank of Pennsylvania FNB Corporation

Thanks PCA!

GIANT Food Stores

UGI Utilities, Inc. Waste Management Wilsbach Distributors

Whitaker Center receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Spotlight - January-March 2013  

The January through March 2013 quarterly playbill for Whitaker Center.