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FAU Jupiter’s Lifelong Learning Society Announces Winter Performing Arts Week

JUPITER, FL (December 12, 2012) - Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society in Jupiter will host its Winter Performing Arts Week, beginning Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. All offerings will take place in the Lifelong Learning Society complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.

Taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers, Performing Arts Week classes include topics such as music, history, film and literature. The Lifelong Learning Society was established to provide adults of all ages the opportunity to enrich their lives through non-credit, university-level courses with no homework or tests.

Winter Performing Arts Week events include:

  • On Monday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m., “The Jews of Britain: Bad News, Good News, presented by Virginia Newmyer , a frequent lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the British Isles, and for the British history and literature department at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the American University in Washington D.C., will lecture on the rise of Jews in Britain from despised interlopers to vital members of the British community.
  • On Monday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m., “JudeoJazzistico: Klezmer Company Orchestra,” sponsored by Richard and Clare Lesser and performed by Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Company Orchestra, will feature a blend of classical, jazz and folk genres.
  • On Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m., “Three Daughters: Adaptation of Novel by Letty Cotton Pogrebin,” presented by Eunice Bernard and Carol Clarke, founders of “Words…Alive!”, a drama ensemble that performs dramatic readings for numerous civic organizations, country clubs, retirement communities and charitable events, will give a dramatic performance followed by a discussion.
  • On Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m., “Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival Preview,” presented by Larry Ferber a three-time Emmy nominee and a 30-year television veteran, who has produced and consulted in all forms of broadcast media, will give an inside look at this local film festival.
  • On Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m., “The Prester Piano in Concert: A Program of Four-Hand Piano Music,” performed by Robert and Marcia Prester, a son and mother piano duo. Robert is a classical and jazz pianist and composer, and Marcia specializes in chamber music recitals with string ensembles and instrumental soloists. This program will feature music by Schubert, Gershwin, Beethoven and Moszkowski.
  • On Thursday, Jan. 10 at 11:15 a.m., “The Perfection of Deception: Magicians Who Have Changed History!” presented by Harry Maurer, a magician with regular appearances in casino showrooms and aboard cruise lines, will lecture on the history of magic.
  • On Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m., “Songs That Made History” performed by Rod MacDonald & the Humdingers will give a fresh perspective on the music of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim and Paul Simon.
  • On Friday, Jan. 11 at 11:15 a.m., “Presidential Inaugurations: From Glitz to Glitch” presented by educational entertainer Myrna Goldberger, will highlight the constitution and custom-created aspects of past presidential inaugurations.
  • On Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m., “Ragtime Revisited: A Look Back,” performed by Robert Milne, a French horn virtuoso and pianist who has played with the Rochester Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony, will feature music from Scott Joplin, The Ragtime Kid, Theron Bennett and Charles Hunter.

    For ticket information or to receive a free course catalog, call 561-799-8667.


The Lifelong Learning Society at FAU Jupiter is dedicated to enriching the lives of adults of all ages by offering non-credit, university-level courses that are taught by highly qualified professors and distinguished guest lecturers. For more information, visit .

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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