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17 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
520-547-3040 http://downtownlectures.arizona.edu/

October 2015

The Histories and Mysteries of Heaven with Speaker J. Edward Wright

October 14, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Free

How did our images of heaven arise and evolve—and what do these images reveal about our deepest fears and highest hopes? Dr. Wright addresses these questions and explores new images of the afterlife emerging from recent advances in technology and science. Free tickets at the Fox Tucson Theatre ticket booth (in front of the theater) starting at 4:00pm on the day of each lecture. More info at http://downtownlectures.arizona.edu. This program is made possible with a grant from Arizona Humanities.

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Love and Death in the Stone Age with speaker Mary C. Stiner

October 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Burying and visiting the graves of deceased loved ones distinguishes humans from other animals. Dr. Stiner explores the development of burial practices, which likely represents the first cognitive bridge between the living and the deceased in human evolution. Free tickets at the Fox Tucson Theatre ticket booth (in front of the theater) starting at 4:00pm on the day of each lecture. More information at http://downtownlectures.arizona.edu. This program is made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities.

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Music + Festival: Bernstein, Adams, Berio

October 24, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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The goal of the 2015 Music + Festival: Bernstein, Adams, Berio is to present the lives and music of three major composers with a rich humanistic framework. The festival consists of a film screening, symposium with scholars presenting the lives and work of the composers, and four concerts. The objective is not only to present the finest musical works of the 20th century, but also to contextualize these pieces within the fabric of history, politics and the broader human experience. Project…

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The Dark Immortality of the Vampire with speaker Jerrold Hogle

October 28, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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In time for Halloween, Dr. Hogle explores the surprising evolution of the vampire from evil to good (and even sexy) in some fictions and films toward the end of the 20th century. What does this change say about our modern social and cultural values? Free tickets at the Fox Tucson Theatre ticket booth (in front of the theater) starting at 4:00pm on the day of each lecture. More information at http://downtownlectures.arizona.edu. This program is made possible by a grant from…

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November 2015

Two Ancient Philosophers on Why Death is No Evil with speaker Rachana Kamtekar

November 4, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Ancient philosophers Plato and Epicurus disagree on whether the soul is immortal, yet neither thought death is to be feared. Instead, both argued that death gives us a reason to live a meaningful life. Dr. Rachana Kamtekar explores these views and their relevance today. Free tickets at the Fox Tucson Theatre ticket booth (in front of the theater) starting at 4:00pm on the day of each lecture. More information at http://downtownlectures.arizona.edu. This program is made possible by a grant from…

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The Elusive Self in Life and Death with speaker Shaun Nichols

November 11, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Dr. Shaun Nichols spent months in India exploring attitudes toward death among Hindus and Tibetan Buddhists. Because Buddhists believe there is no enduring self throughout biological life, they should be less afraid of death. But are they? His findings may surprise you. Free tickets at the Fox Tucson Theatre ticket booth (in front of the theater) starting at 4:00pm on the day of each lecture. More information at http://downtownlectures.arizona.edu. This program is made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities.

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August 2018

Voices of Vail Documentary Film Premiere – Tucson

August 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Grantee Highlight: Vail Preservation Society’s Voices of Vail Documentary Film Premiere August 12 The story of America is written in its small towns. The Voices of Vaildocumentary follows Vail, Arizona, The Town Between the Tracks™, through a century of change. It is a celebration of the people, history, and remarkable natural beauty that make Vail special. The film is accompanied by an original overture, written by Tucson Symphony Young Composer, Claire Thai, which will be performed by the Vail Youth Symphony live onstage…

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