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

            JUPITER, FL (January 3, 2011) -
Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society in Jupiter will host its Winter Performing Arts Week, beginning Monday, January 10. All offerings will take place in the Lifelong Learning Society complex on FAU’s Jupiter campus.

Taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers, Performing Arts Week classes include topics such as music, history, Jewish humor 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 January 10 at 1 p.m., “Blues, Barrelhouse & Ragtime: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi,” performed by Robert Milne, an educator in the field of music performance, improvisation and the history of ragtime styles.
  • On January 10 at 7 p.m., “The American Jazz and Klezmer Songbook 1920 - 1950,” performed by Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Company Orchestra, serves as the professional ensemble-in-residence at Florida Atlantic University Libraries and features accomplished jazz and classical musicians.
  • On January 11 at 2 p.m., “Laugh’ Til You Plotz!” presented by Dr. Stephen Z. Cohen,  an author, consultant, humorist and educator for more than 40 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago, will lecture on what is and what is not Jewish humor.
  •  On January 11 at 7 p.m., “The Great American Songbook,” performed by Rod MacDonald and the Humdingers, will feature popular songs from Broadway and Hollywood musicals to songs in the folk, country and jazz genre.
  • On January 12 at 1 p.m., “Great Songs of Yesteryear,” performed by former Julliard School of Music student, Sammy Weber, will include a live performance on violin and CDs. Weber, a former concertmaster of the Julliard Preparatory Division String Orchestra, has also played with virtuoso Itzhak Perlman.
  • On January 12 at 7 p.m., “A Journey Through Jazz,” performed by the Joe Scott Trio, will begin with music from the Swing Era of the 1930’s and 1940’s and progress through Bebop, Cool Jazz, Modern Jazz, Fusion and Latin Jazz.
  • On January 13 at 1 p.m., “Maverick Muses: Women Who Paved the Way” is a self written one-act play performed by educational entertainer Myrna Goldberger. This play will showcase five women of the 20 th century whose skills, achievements and opportunities became a “first” in their respective areas.
  • On January 14 at 10 a.m., “Who Done It? The Mysteries, Lives and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & Agatha Christie,” 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.

            For more 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.

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