Thursday, July 19, 2018

Burlington Civic Music Association’s 2018-2019 Season

Serving as the chief financial officer of Southeastern Community College in Iowa, Kevin J. Carr directs the institution’s non-academic business. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Kevin J. Carr supports community activities, and sits on the board of directors of the Burlington Civic Music Association in Iowa.

First performing in churches and schools in the 1930s, the association now offers a complete season of musical entertainment for the people of southeast Iowa. The 2018-2019 season begins with Artrageous on September 14. These performers explore simultaneous art forms, painting on stage while others dance and sing. Following on October 11 is Farewell Angelina, a female country music quartet who have opened for Blake Shelton.

On November 8, Sybarite5 bring their energetic and wide-ranging chamber music, which has placed on Billboard charts. In time for the holidays, the association presents A Charlie Brown Christmas December 7. The television classic includes a jazz trio playing composer Vince Guaraldi’s music. Next on January 11 is John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party, a tribute to the music of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper.

Nominated for a Tony award, Melissa Errico performs Broadway tunes for Valentine’s Day. DSQ then play classical and pop songs on electrified stringed instruments March 20. Completing the season on April 9, 2019, is the Presidio Brass, which features brass, vocal, guitar, piano, and percussion performances. The quintet will conduct a student clinic earlier that day.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Golf Course at Spirit Hollow

Kevin J. Carr, an Iowa-based senior executive with more than two decades of experience in the finance industry, serves as the vice president of administrative services at Southeastern Community College. In his free time, Kevin J. Carr enjoys golfing at Spirit Hollow, a course in Burlington, Iowa.

The golf course at Spirit Hollow was designed by Rick Jacobson more than 20 years ago. A tribute to the area’s natural curves and hills, the course provides players with scenic challenges, including water hazards, sloping greens, and over 15,000 trees. The course traces the Mississippi River, creating a unique experience for players of varying skill.

Rated one of the top two courses in Iowa by both Golf World and Golf Digest, Spirit Hollow was built on a 400-acre cattle ranch. The ranch appealed to Randy Winegard, a young Iowa native who felt so drawn to the land that he purchased it in 1991. It is open to players of all ages. Golfers age 17 and under can play for $15 on weekdays and $20 on weekends and holidays. 

Golfers ages 18 to 49 can play for $80 on weekdays and $89 on weekends and holidays. Those aged 50 to 59 can play for $45 on weekdays and $50 on weekends and holidays. Golfers age 60 and over can play for $40 weekdays and $45 weekends and holidays.