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“World Voices” Series Brings Diverse Talent and Topics to Marylhurst

2013 Program Lineup Includes Music, Photojournalism and Cosmology

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 events February through April 2013. The 2012-13 World Voices series is co-sponsored by Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Lake Oswego Review. The series was established in 2011 to bring a range of performers, artists and authors with global perspectives to the Marylhurst campus.

The 2013 winter/spring World Voices lineup:

An Evening with La Rhonda Steele – Thursday, February 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.

WHEN:
Thursday, February 7, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Wiegand Recital Hall, BP John Administration Building

TICKETS:
$10 at the door; $5 for faculty, staff or students with school identification

"A Day in the Life" with Photojournalist Adam Bacher – Wednesday, February 27

Marylhurst teams up with the Lake Oswego Library to bring photojournalist Adam Bacher to campus for a lecture and photo presentation titled "A Day in the Life," chronicling 24 hours in the lives of two impoverished Rwandian children. This event supports the annual Lake Oswego Reads program, featuring "Running the Rift" as its 2013 book selection. "Running the Rift" is a novel by Naomi Benaron that tells the story of a boy with Olympic dreams and his family as they struggle to survive the Hutu-Tutsi conflict in Rwanda. For more information about the novel and month-long reading program activities, visit www.lakeoswegoreads.org.

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 27, 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Clark Commons

TICKETS:
Free

An Evening of Celtic Music – Thursday, March 21

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. Raney has recorded and toured internationally, and she and her band will bring their mastery of Celtic music to Marylhurst for a magical night of entertainment.

WHEN:
Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Wiegand Recital Hall, BP John Administration Building

TICKETS:
$10 at the door; $5 for faculty, staff and students with school identification

An Evening with Cosmologist Brian Swimme – Thursday, April 4

Brian 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. The author of many books and video presentations on the 13.7-billion-year trajectory of the universe, Swimme's latest film project, "The Journey of the Universe," was broadcast on PBS television stations nationwide.

WHEN:
Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:
St. Anne's Chapel

TICKETS:
$20 at the door; $10 for faculty, staff and students with school identification.

For more information about the World Voices series, visit http://www.marylhurst.edu/arts-and-events/world-voices/ or email events@marylhurst.edu.

About Marylhurst University

Marylhurst University, a private liberal arts university 10 miles south of Portland, Ore., on Highway 43, is regionally accredited and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence in serving adult learners. Founded in 1893, Oregon's oldest Catholic university serves nearly 1,800 multigenerational students of all faiths and backgrounds. Marylhurst offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificate programs on campus and online, all of which integrate the liberal arts with professional studies and prepare graduates to be ethical leaders who think critically and creatively.

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