The community is invited to hear David Deacon-Joyner, PhD. speak on the unique style and perspective of women who have sung the American musical art form- the Blues. We will hear recordings of these artists from the 1920′s and ’30′s, how they impacted the recording industry, and started the nationwide popularity of female blues singers of African descent, whose appeal crossed the lines of race.
Attention sports enthusiasts! Author and local sports historian, Marc Blau, will give a presentation which will cover a multitude of sports (professional and amateur) and the personalities that have helped establish our local sports history. He will show a video of rare sports-related footage, and display items from his extensive collection of sports memorabilia. Blau’s books will be available for sale.
The weather looks great this week, and this first ever competition between humans and draft horses looks like it will for sure be happening.
Who will plow more field at Mother Earth Farm, the PLU Men’s basketball team, or a team of draft horses? Find out on Saturday, April 12 at 10am. Learn more information here.
Jackie Cochran learned to fly in just three short weeks. She set more speed, altitude, and distance records than any other pilot (male or female) in aviation history. Fran Postma, in recognition of Women’s History Month, will tell this fascinating story of the true native-born heroine.
It took artist Gustav Klimt five years to create the gold portraits of Adele Bloch-Bauer, the great aunt of Peter Altmann. The paintings graced the walls of their family home in Vienna for 30 years, until they were forcibly removed by Hitler’s henchmen during the war.
The Pierce County Library System will be hosting a series of “Life After High School” events at various libraries over the next few months.
From its humble beginnings as a small, 4 string instrument in the 16th century, the development of the guitar has followed a winding path through constantly changing musical tastes over the last 500 years. PLU music professor, Elizabeth C.D. Brown will illustrate this journey with performances on Renaissance, Baroque, nineteenth century, and modern guitars. Ms. Brown will intersperse her musical numbers with commentary on the physical and musical development of the guitar.
Join us on Thursday, February 27th for this class the Garfield Book Company at PLU from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (208 South Garfield St. in the Parkland area) You may register at the door- $10 per person. Contact Laura at email@example.com / (253) 241-4166 for more details, or go to our website- www.plu.edu/lifeelderhostel.
Master scuba diver, Thomas Nicodemus, will give a presentation of photographs taken while diving in the warm waters of the Caribbean isle of Bonaire, and in the cold waters of the Salish Sea. In addition, Nicodemus will explain the aims of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) and his role in their Advanced Assessment Team, working for the health of our marine environment.
Sarah Murdoch is coming to Tacoma to give a presentation entitled, “Art: Medieval Times to Michelangelo.” One of Rick Steves’ most experienced and versatile tour guides, Murdoch considers her career a perfect fit, as it combines her love of art, history and travel. There’s still room to join us this Friday, February 7th to hear Sarah speak.