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At the academy: A quartet of events next week

At the academy: A quartet of events next week

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April 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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At the Academy: Four free events in the coming week

At the Academy: Four free events in the coming week

Feb. 11

February 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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At the Academy: Popular musicians, lecturers on tap

At the Academy: Popular musicians, lecturers on tap

Nov. 12

November 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Adult-education program putting out feelers on the southeast side

Southeast Tucson residents 50 and older can take classes without the stress of tests and grades this fall, thanks to a pilot program sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arizona (OLLI-UA).

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'In situ' Holocaust focus of descendant's research

'In situ' Holocaust focus of descendant's research

As memories of World War II fade with the passing of time, it becomes easier to believe that Adolph Hitler's efforts to exterminate Jews started with the gas chambers of Auschwitz and the other death camps.

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First US woman to cycle Eastern Europe to speak

First US woman to cycle Eastern Europe to speak

It was the summer of 1990 and Eastern Europe was breaking away from the remains of the Soviet Union. As barriers to travel relaxed, a group of Italian bicyclists became the first Westerners to cycle through the countryside of Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

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Ariz. prison reform, trend of privatization focus of talk

Ariz. prison reform, trend of privatization focus of talk

Three months ago the Arizona Senior Academy hosted a talk about why a coalition of 314 religious organizations, including every major religion in the world, has focused public attention on Arizona and other states for not complying with national and international laws governing prisoner treatment.

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Announcer to share his film on '50s record label

A documentary about how a couple of high school kids started a record company in Tucson in the 1950s will be shown at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Tucson's Academy Village.

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KUAZ's Kruse will present his film about Zoom Records

KUAZ's Kruse will present his film about Zoom Records

Dan Kruse, who has given two popular lecture series at Academy Village on the history of rock 'n' roll music, will return Wednesday with a documentary about how a couple of high school kids started a record company in Tucson in the 1950s.

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Clipman, Norgaard to perform free concert at Academy Village

Clipman, Norgaard to perform free concert at Academy Village

Singer-songwriter Amber Norgaard and percussionist Will Clipman will return Tuesday for their third appearance at the Arizona Senior Academy.

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Explore faith through lens of science

Explore faith through lens of science

Can a scientific mind accept religion?

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Political reporter to lecture on Internet impact on news

Political reporter to lecture on Internet impact on news

"TLDR" is the kiss of death to those who write blogs. It's an Internet acronym that means Too Long; Didn't Read, and it tells the author of an overly long posting that his or her words were wasted, at least on one reader.

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MTV, rap will be topic for lecturer

MTV, rap will be topic for lecturer

At 1 minute past midnight on Aug. 1, 1981, the few thousand people who subscribed to a single cable system in northern New Jersey heard an announcer state: "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll."

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Popular 'Rock 'n' Roll' lecture series continues with '70s, '80s

Popular 'Rock 'n' Roll' lecture series continues with '70s, '80s

The 1970s and '80s were tumultuous times in America - Vietnam, Watergate, feminism, "Morning in America" - and much of it was expressed in the popular music of the day.

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He brings Yavapai's story to public

He brings Yavapai's story to public

Dead nearly 80 years, Mike Burns got a new lease on life this year when Gregory McNamee had Burns' autobiography published.

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Pianist to play homage to past TSO conductor

Pianist to play homage to past TSO conductor

When Torsten Juul-Borre appears on the Arizona Senior Academy stage Tuesday, his audience will hear not just the music of a gifted pianist, but also his love and respect for the man who brought the Tucson Symphony Orchestra into the modern era.

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Colonel recounts fall of Saigon

Colonel recounts fall of Saigon

The fall of Saigon, which happened 37 years ago Monday, was a chaotic and ignoble conclusion to America's involvement in Vietnam. But the U.S. Army scored a largely unheralded victory by the time that day was over by saving the lives of 135,000 Vietnamese citizens and Cambodian refugees.

April 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Volunteer opportunities, benefits are topics of talk

Volunteer opportunities, benefits are topics of talk

Volunteerism is often described as the backbone of the nonprofit sector, the muscle that moves the many charitable organizations that help the less fortunate and enrich the lives of all.

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Pair to play concert of Russian classics

Two talented Tucson musicians will pair up for a concert at Academy Village on Tuesday.

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Oaxacan woodcarvings are on show at Academy Village

Oaxacan woodcarvings are on show at Academy Village

Fran Betteridge, a retired Pima County Juvenile Court judge who collects and sells Oaxacan woodcarvings, is exhibiting parts of her collection at Academy Village through March 4.

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Discuss 'Christian Right' at Academy Village talk

Discuss 'Christian Right' at Academy Village talk

The Christian conservative movement has become a potent force in American politics and the subject of nearly endless debate among politicians, pollsters and members of the public.

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Catch cartoonist at Academy Village

Catch cartoonist at Academy Village

It's often hard to tell if David Fitzsimmons is being serious or being silly. Asked to describe the talk he'll give Wednesday at Academy Village, the Arizona Daily Star's editorial cartoonist replied, "Pedantic drivel cloaked in nonsense dancing around politics, religion and life and death."

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Learn 'hands-only CPR' from Sarver Heart reps

You're at work, or maybe out on the golf course, and someone nearby collapses and appears to have stopped breathing. Do you know how to perform CPR? And even if you did, would you help?

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Hear UA Concerto Competition winner play at Academy Village

Hear UA Concerto Competition winner play at Academy Village

Elena Miraztchiyska, a winner of the University of Arizona's 2010-11 Concerto Competition, will give a piano recital in the Arizona Senior Academy's Great Room on Tuesday.

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Rock 'n' roll lives on in ongoing lecture series

By the end of the 1950s, some people were claiming rock 'n' roll was dead - a passing fad that had run its course. But Dan Kruse's second lecture on rock 'n' roll, at Academy Village on Wednesday, will argue that rock's "forgotten years" from 1959 to 1964 are well worth remembering.

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If it's rock 'n' roll and you like it, lectures can be your thing

If it's rock 'n' roll and you like it, lectures can be your thing

KUAZ listeners may know Dan Kruse as the station's afternoon announcer and local host of National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." They might be surprised to learn he's also a lifelong rock 'n' roll fan who has taught the University of Arizona's Rock and Popular Music in America cours…

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Empire High steel band to play free concert

Empire High steel band to play free concert

Students from Vail's Empire High School will bring their steel drums to the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday for a free concert.

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