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Joel Warner: The Humor Code

Date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:30am
Program: 

Why are Japanese game shows so funny to the Japanese but don’t seem so funny to Americans? What makes a New Yorker cartoon hilarious? What kind of humor is found in Palestine? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with journalist and writer JOEL WARNER. Together with Peter McGraw, Ph.D, a professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder, they decided to explore what is funny around the world and discover if humor translates from one culture to the next. His stories from the field are collected in THE HUMOR CODE: A GLOBAL SEARCH FOR WHAT MAKES THINGS FUNNY. It was one wild and crazy trip.

Astrid Schween Faculty Cello Recital

EVENT:  A Mother’s Day Gift of Music:  A Cello and Piano Faculty Recital

DAY & DATE: Sunday, May 11, 2014
This recital was originally planned for February but was cancelled due to bad weather.

TIME & LOCATION:  4:30pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

ARTISTS: UMass Amherst Music & Dance Department Professor of Cello Astrid Schween and guest pianist Randall Hodgkinson.

REPERTOIRE to include: Music by Rachmaninoff, Beethoven & others

THIS CONCERT IS FREE OF CHARGE AND THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND.

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/11/2014 - 16:30

JOE HUNT BAND

Drummer Joe Hunt is part of jazz history. Having played with Ornette Coleman, Stan Getz, Bill Evans and many others, Mr. Hunt is the real thing.

Joe is leader tonight of his own group of powerful jazz players. We are looking forward to this performance.

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 20:00

ROSETTA TRIO

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:00

Melissa Kassel & Tom Zicarelli Group

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/01/2014 - 19:00

Ian Newton: Bird Populations

Date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:30am
Program: 

Why are some species of birds increasing in numbers while other species numbers are declining? What are the factors that influence a bird’s population? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with IAN NEWTON, ornithologist, applied scientist and a leading expert on bird ecology and biogeography. His new book BIRD POPULATIONS describes what we know scientifically about the avian population dynamics. Tonight we talk about how global climate change will affect bird distribution and migration and how severe winters, like the one we just experienced here in New England, affects bird numbers. 

Arlo Crawford: A Farm Dies Once A Year

Date: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 3:30pm
Program: 

Writer ARLO CRAWFORD grew up on his parent’s organic farm in rural Pennsylvania but left as soon as he could. He returned to the farm as an adult to work a season and better understand what his parents had accomplished in their decades efforts to grow fruits and vegetables in a business that is always uncertain and the threat from bad weather is always present. Tune in tonight when we talk about Crawford’s book about his season on the farm: A FARM DIES ONCE A YEAR: A MEMOIR. 

Robert Dawson: The Public Library

Date: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 2:30pm
Program: 

Photographer and teacher ROBERT DAWSON traveled across the United States for 18 years photographing public libraries. What he found were unique, vibrant institutions that were crucial to their local communities. Some libraries were huge and imposing edifices built over a hundred years ago while other were single room make shift buildings. Too many have recently been closed. Dawson’s book THE PUBLIC LIBRARY: A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY collects some of his most interesting photographs and combines them with essays written by people like Bill Moyers and Anne Patchett.

Lez Zeppelin

Information & Tickets HERE

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/31/2014 - 20:00

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A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.

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