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World Voices brings diverse talent, topics

The 2013 lineup includes music, photojournalism, writing


Envelop yourself in great music and expand your mind on globally important topics during the second half of the 2012-13 World Voices series sponsored by Marylhurst University.

Marylhurst is bringing renowned musicians, a prominent author and a well-traveled photojournalist to campus for a series of special evening programs from February through April. The series is co-sponsored by Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Lake Oswego Review.

The 2013 winter/spring line up includes:

n An Evening with La Rhonda Steele on Feb. 7. Known as the “mistress of irresistible soul,” Steele and her band will kick off the second half of the World Voices season with an evening of blues only they can deliver. Steele and her band appear regularly at the Waterfront Blues Festival and other musical events in the area.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Wiegand Recital Hall in BP John Administration Building.

Admission is $10 at the door or $5 for faculty, staff or students with Marylhurst identification.

n A Day in the Life with photojournalist Adam Bacher on Feb. 27. Bacher will lecture and present a photo presentation titled “A Day in the Life,” which chronicles 24 hours in the lives of two impoverished Rwandan children.

This event is part of the Lake Oswego Reads program, which focused on Naomi Benaron’s “Running the Rift,” a novel about a boy with Olympic dreams and his family’s struggle to survive the Hutu-Tutsi conflict in Rwanda. This event begins at 7 p.m. in the Clark Commons. Admission is free.

For more information about the book and the month-long reading program visit lakeoswegoreads.org.

n An Evening of Celtic Music, presented March 21 at 7:30 p.m. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, World Voices presents Colleen Raney, a Pacific Northwest musician known for her command of both traditional and contemporary Celtic music.

The concert will take place in Wiegand Recital Hall, BP John Administration Building. Admission is $10 at the door or $5 for faculty, staff and students with Marylhurst identification.

n An Evening with cosmologist Brian Swimme, to be presented April 4 at 7:30 p.m. Swimme is director of the Center for the Story of the Universe and a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

He is the author of many books and video presentations on the 13.7 billion year trajectory of the universe.

His latest film project, “The Journey of the Universe” was broadcast by PBS television stations nationwide. He will speak in St. Anne’s Chapel. Admission is $20 at the door or $10 for faculty, staff and students with Marylhurst identification.

For more information about the World Voices series, visit Marylhurst.edu/arts-and-events/world-voices.




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