1. Elektra Ensemble With Harpist Susan Thomas


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    On the evening of March 24 in Founders Hall, the Elektra Ensemble with Harpist Susan Thomas performed for a capacity crowd. Here are some of the selections: G.F. Handel – Concerto in Bb for Harp, Piano and Basso Continuo Camille Saint- Saens -Fantaisie for violin and harp, Op. 124 Ernest Chausson – Piano Trio, Op.3

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    • Apophatic Discourse Beyond Theism and Atheism: Falsification And Demarcation in Late Derrida


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      Dr. Charles Stein, hosted by J.I. Abbot, Associate Professor of English and Philosophy, Tunxis students Zachary Omichinski and Jack Giesselman, and Tunxis alumnus and current Trinity College student Darren Bruno. Poet and independent scholar Charles Stein is the author of eleven books of poetry including From Mimir’s Head (2011), The Hat Rack Tree, and Parts and Other Parts (all from Station Hill Press, and part of a larger project, theforestforthetrees). In 2008, he completed and published his translation of Homer’s Odyssey (North Atlantic Books) (described by Don Byrd, Professor of English at SUNY Albany, as “a Homer that is surely as like the real Homer as any of our other translations . . .[Charles Stein] gives us poetry that might reawaken many ears to what poetry really is.” Stein’s vision of the Eleusinian Mysteries, Persephone Unveiled (2006), has been lauded by many readers, including Peter Manchester, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University, who characterized the text as “the most powerful and authoritative book I have ever read on the nature and consequence of divine revelation.” Stein holds a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in ancient Greek from Columbia University. He lives in Barrytown, New York, with classical guitarist Megan Hastie.

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      • The Lakota Elders Project - Wounded Knee segment


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        Documentary; Segment: "Wounded Knee Massacre" Directed, shot and edited by Chris Cavallari Written and Produced by Susan Dantino & Rochelle Ripley June 2006 The Lakota Elders Project: Journey of the Generations is a documentary-slash-historical record produced for the Lakota Sioux tribe of South Dakota, USA. Using the Seven Lakota Values as a guide, the Lakota Elders Project unites young Lakota people with their Elders to pass on the history, tradition, and values of the Lakota people. In September 2005, Filmosity traveled to Eagle Butte, SD to capture these invaluable records to pass on to Lakota children for generations to come.

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        • How Does the Tunxis Library Help You Succeed?


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          In the spirit of Connecticut Libraries Annual Snapshot Day in April, we took the “pulse” of our Library by asking: “How does the Tunxis Library help you succeed?” The response was so wonderful, we just had to share it! Only a few of the 100+ comments are represented in this brief video.

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          • Artemis and Daniel Berkman Part 2 of 2


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            A house concert, part of the "Room for Living" Tour featuring Voltaic celestial pop artist Artemis and multi-instrumentalist and composer Daniel Berkman will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. at Tunxis Community College's Farmington House, located at 258 Scott Swamp Road in Farmington. Enjoy an intimate evening of song and instrumental music featuring looped and unlooped, acoustic and electric instruments—kora, piano, cello, flute and percussion. There will be two 45-minute sets of music with a break in between for conversation and refreshments. Seating is limited, and timely arrival is appreciated. House concert guests will be the first to get access to exclusive, pre-released editions of Artemis' new EP triology "Triptych" and Berkman's new Colfax release "Jupiter Expeditions." For more on the artists, see the following links, which include sound samples: Live improv with Daniel, Steve Lawson & Artemis, recorded live during their January 2013 house concert series: https://soundcloud.com/solobasssteve/steve-lawson-and-daniel-1 Berkman's latest album under his solo project Colfax: http://colfax.bandcamp.com/ Artemis' new album, Sephyra: http://music.artemis.fm/album/sephyra-4

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            • Jazz Night 2012


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              Tunxis held their 4th Annual Jazz Night on April 11, 2012. The guest performer was Khalim Zarif who performed on keyboard and between sets, shared some of his experiences working as a professional jazz musician over the years. He was accompanied by a local group that features Kevin O’Neil on guitar. Dr. Kevin O’Neil is the teacher of the Tunxis Jazz class and students in this class also performed as a group at Jazz Night.

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              • Tunxis Community College Art and Academic Challenge 2010


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                Tunxis Community College held its third Annual Art and Academic Challenge on October 23, 2010. Avon, Berlin, Bristol Eastern and Central, Canton, Farmington, Lewis Mills, Plainville, Miss Porter's, New Britain Simsbury,and St. Paul High schools competed this year in Art, Music, Math, Science, a Jeopardy-style history current event, Theater, Short Story and Poetry. At the same time Tunxis has held its annual holiday festival featuring many local craft vendors, food and ongoing demonstrations of Ballet, Hip-Hop, Ballroom and Jazz dance along with martial arts. This event celebrates both academic excellence and local businesses as Tunxis Community College continues to invite the community to visitor beautiful facilities and honor student success, both on the high school and college level.

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                • Student Panel: Transitioning from High School to College


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                  This Student Panel was moderated by Professors Laura Gambino and Candace Clark.

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                  • Gonzalo Cortes and Latin Spirits - "A Journey Through Latin American Music"


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                    Gonzalo Cortes, flute Lorena Garay, guitar, Jessica Heller, viola Latin Spirits is an ensemble composed by three of the finest musicians in Connecticut. In this concert we will travel through the musical soul of Latin America remembering and discovering the music of this rich continent. All members of Latin Spirits have performed in many theaters throughout South America, Europe and the United States.

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                    • Spirituality: Theology or Philosophy?


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                      On Wednesday, April 18th, local spiritual leader and Tunxis adjunct faculty member Rabbi Howard Herman spoke in our Proof & Possibility lecture series. His talk was be on ways that thinkers address the relationship between the human and the divine – and the relation between philosophy (the love of wisdom) and theology (the study of God). In his talk, he explored how in religious and spiritual circles, it has often been suggested that human beings are from two different worlds – living half in heaven and half in earth. However, he notes, it has also been speculated that mortals are not quite at home in either place. If one attempts to reconcile heaven and earth, at what point does mystical union with the divine and personal integration of the different parts of oneself become one and the same?

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