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October 2016
Free

Una Noche De Corridos

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Arizona Libraries – Special Collections,
1510 E University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85721 United States
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Special Collections hosts its third annual evening of song, featuring local musicians who perform Mexican corridos in Spanish. Similar to English ballads, corridos tell the story of an event, a person or a place, and often include words of wisdom for those tempted by lust or greed. A brief lecture, “An Introduction to the Corrido,” will be given by Bob Diaz, Special Collections curator for the performing arts.

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November 2016
Free

“Remembering and Forgetting with Memorials” and “Through Sailor’s Eyes”

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Arizona Libraries – Special Collections,
1510 E University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85721 United States
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“Remembering and Forgetting with Memorials” Students and visitors alike are often unaware that there are two highly visible war memorials on the UA campus, each commemorating aspects of the twentieth century’s largest conflicts. Professor Susan Crane, UA Department of History, questions how memorials participate in both remembering and forgetting major events or historical personages. Rather than sounding alarm bells about memory lapses or insisting on any particular memory imperative, this discussion centers on how memorials’ meanings change over time. “Through…

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