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Hispaniola Film Series presents “Road to the Big Leagues / Rumbo a las Grandes Ligas”

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A film featuring MLB All-Stars David Ortiz and Vladimir Guerrero. Filmmaker Jared Goodman offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Dominican Republic’s obsession with baseball. 2008 Indiepix. This free event will be held in the Dolive Theater which is on the 2nd Floor, Philip Weltner Library, Lowry Hall. It is part of the campus-wide celebration, Hispaniola: A Celebration of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The exhibition Hispaniola is on view in OUMA from September 30 through December 17, 2017

Hispaniola Film Series presents “Deported”

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A film by Rachèle Magloire and Chantal Regnault. This film gives voice to offenders who, at the end of their prison sentence in North America, are deported to their home country, Haiti. A new life begins for these “Americans” in Port-au-Prince, a city they left as children. 2013 Velvet Film. This free event will be held in the Dolive Theater which is on the 2nd Floor, Philip Weltner Library, Lowry Hall. It is part of the campus-wide celebration, Hispaniola: A…

A Note on Opera: Beethoven’s “Fidelio”

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for November's 'A Note on Opera' lecture when we'll take a look at Beethoven's only opera "Fidelio" in commemoration of the 190th anniversary of his passing. Composing for the stage caused Beethoven no end of difficulty, making "Fidelio" his most valued "child." Composed during Beethoven's "Middle Period," its score is in the same spirit as both his Symphony No. 3 (the "Eroica") and Symphony No. 5. "Fidelio" has inspired generations living under authoritarian regimes. This legacy as the…

Hispaniola Film Series presents “Storming Papa Doc”

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Storming Papa Doc: The Siege of Haiti’s Casernes Dessalines by Captain Alix Pasquet on July 28, 1958” A film with illustrations by Chevelin Pierre and animation by James C. Bazile. Mario L. Delatour’s animated documentary follows three ex-Haitian army officers who are bent on the removal of the new elected Haitian president. 2014 Amistad Films. This free event will be held in the Dolive Theater which is on the 2nd Floor, Philip Weltner Library, Lowry Hall. It is part of…

Hispaniola Film Series presents “In the Time of the Butterflies”

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This thriller was directed by Mariano Barroso and stars Salma Hayek, and Edward James Olmos. It follows Minerva (Hayek) one of the Mirabal sisters, Dominican revolutionary activists, who opposed the dictatorship of General Rafael Trujillo (Olmos). 2000 MGM. This free event will be held in the Dolive Theater which is on the 2nd Floor, Philip Weltner Library, Lowry Hall. It is part of the campus-wide celebration, Hispaniola: A Celebration of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The exhibition Hispaniola is on view in OUMA…

A Note on Opera: “Viennese Operetta”

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What better way to get into the holidays and ready for the new year than something sparkling! So please join "A Note on Opera" for our first program on "Viennese Operetta." Two of its best and most well-known examples will be the focus: "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss the Younger and "Die lustige Witwe" by Franz Lehár. Unlike its Parisian cousin, Viennese Operetta is not satire with a political "bite," but rather more escapist, a reaction to the inexorable decline…

Native Guard

January 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - February 4, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating indefinitely

NATIVE GUARD, the Pulitzer Prize winning collection of poetry by former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, will be staged this season at the Atlanta History Center, just steps away from its extraordinary Civil War collection. First adapted for the stage by the Alliance in 2014 to sold-out audiences, NATIVE GUARD juxtaposes the deeply personal experiences of Trethewey, a child of a then illegal marriage between her African-American mother and Caucasian father living in 1960s Mississippi, with the experience of a…

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

March 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

For many years, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has thrilled audiences world-wide with their joyous and uplifting music, fusing the seemingly disparate yet spiritually resonant traditions of Zulu music and Christian gospel. Whether performing at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration or alongside Paul Simon on his 1986 album Graceland, Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s beautiful, a cappella harmonies recall the days when men left small towns to go off to work in the country’s gold and diamond mines carrying with them hope, memory and song.  Share…

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