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APRIL AT PENN

Flamenco: April 18

Blending flamenco's Arabic roots and guitar with a more contemporary sound, Amanecer flamenco progressivo stretches the boundaries of traditional flamenco with innovative instrumentation and improvisation. The group is led by Pedro Cortes, a Spanish Gypsy, and features a Russian classical violinist and a guitarist with roots in jazz and rock. The 8 p.m. show is at I-House's Folklife Center. Tickets: $14-$16. Info: 895-6588.


CONFERENCE

18 Ancient Worlds: Structures of Inquiry; Center for Ancient Studies' inaugural symposium; case studies of various ancient cultures followed by panel discussion; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, University Museum; for full schedule and more info visit www.sas.upenn.edu/ancstud (Center for Ancient Studies).


SPECIAL EVENT

20 Dance Celebration 15th Anniversary Gala: Building Philadelphia Through Culture; champagne reception, silent auction, performances, dinner by La Pantiere Caterers and music by Brazilian party band MINAS; 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; tickets ($50, $125 or $175) at Annenberg Center Box Office, 898-6791. For more info call 636-9000, ext. 102 or 110 (Dance Celebration; NextMove Festival).


TALKS

16 Meditational Performance, Traditionalization, and the Authorization of Discourse; Richard Bauman, Indiana University; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; 3rd floor, History Lounge, 3401 Walnut; for a copy of Dr. Bauman's paper, e-mail ethno@ ccat.sas.upenn.edu (SAS; Folklore & Folklife; Ethnohistory Program).

22 Byzantine Hieratic Art Versus Renaissance Representational Art; Paul Watson, art history; 7:30 p.m.; Tea Room, Faculty Club (Orthodox Christian Fellowship).


Deadlines: The deadline for the May at Penn calendar is April 14. The deadline for the Summer at Penn calendar is May 12. The deadline for the weekly update is the Monday preceding the week of publication.


Almanac, Vol. 44, No. 29, April 14, 1998

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