Manhu, a musical ensemble from China, will visit Corydon as part of Arts
Midwest World Fest. Hailing from the Stone Forest of Yunnan Province in southwestern China,
Manhu brings to life the traditions of the Yi people, an ethnic minority group with a rich musical
history. Playing the hulusheng, a mouth organ made from dried gourds, and even an ordinary leaf
used as a reed, Manhu shares instruments and songs that are well-known in their homeland but rarely
seen on an international stage. The ensemble has performed throughout China, but this is their first
tour to the United States. Experience this exciting American debut and connect to an age-old culture
made modern: Manhu will perform a public concert at Corydon Central High School on Saturday,
September 30 at 7:30 pm.
Manhu Ticket Information
Manhu will arrive in Corydon on September 24 and will visit Lanesville schools on Monday, South
Central on Tuesday, North Harrison on Wednesday and Corydon on Friday. The week-long
residency will conclude on Saturday evening, September 30 with a public concert at Corydon
Central High School Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Adult tickets are $10 and student tickets are free.
Tickets are available at www.mainstreetcorydon.org.
May 12, 2017: Officer Mark Bye was honored today in the police ceremony at the Justice Center. We are extremely proud of Officer Bye and his efforts in representing the Town of Corydon, keeping our children safe, and upholding the law. Please click here to read a story about Officer Bye, from Wade Thomas (CCHS student).
We would like to thank those that participated in the Corydon Stellar Project Survey. We had a great response. Below are the results:
For those of you who read the Corydon Democrat article on January 11, 2017, “Keller Project Scrutinized by Council”, I, Eva North, as an elected representative for the Town of Corydon, would like to respond with a perspective that focuses on what we are trying to achieve. This article is a representation of what the Town of Corydon consistently faces as we attempt to bring our community back to life. Our Stellar Plan is to allow residents to enhance their quality of life with progress by attaining the highest and best use of our community’s resources.
Yes, we do recognize that the plan has changed; however, the concept has not changed from the original, state-approved Stellar presentation. In an endeavor to respect Mr. Lucas’ wishes our entire conceptual plan was designed with an $8-$15 million private investment with facilities to provide jobs, reclamation of land, and a higher quality of living standards for Corydon residents with our ultimate goal… OF NOT INCREASING TAXES. We wish to be in harmony with Mr. Lucas’ business while striving to enhance our community.
This article provided misinformation about 1) our attorney; 2) about Mr. Lucas returning a letter to the town; and, 3) a suggestion that Mr. Lucas has been treated poorly. I have always respected him and his contributions to our community, and believe he could support our Stellar plans if I had an opportunity to speak directly with him.
The Stellar Designation is providing many opportunities for this community, such as improving housing, providing senior living facilities, creating jobs, restoring buildings in disrepair, providing safety in our neighborhoods and creating a community that will continue to thrive. Our plans are not in conflict with what Mr. Lucas provides. We want to work as one team in providing the best possible environment for you, the citizens, our visitors, and potential residents that we would like to attract.
The plans for all the Stellar projects are presented to the public through many avenues. We invite all citizens to attend our meetings to receive information, voice concerns or even be part of our planning process. If you are unable to make the meetings, you can always stop by my office at the Town Hall. You can also find information from our Facebook page or our new website www.townofcorydon.com.
This is an area, the Keller Site, that once supported our community, and it will do so again when given the chance.