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September 13-17, 1999 / Shahrivar 22-26, 1378

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* Literature: Book reading at Asia Society, New York

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* Art: Ghajar art show in Washington, DC
* Music: Lily Afshar concert, Washington DC
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Music: Shahram Nazeri in Portland
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TV: Rumi on PBS

* Protest: Demonstration against death sentences
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Event: Arts and cultural event, N. California
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Lecture: Dr. Arfaa's lecture, Maryland
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Celebrate: Mehregan in Washington, DC

* Poetry: Rumi & music in Los Angeles
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Celebrate: Mehregan , Irvine

* Conference: Energy conference in Tehran
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Heritage: Be a friend of Encyclopaedia Iranica
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Lecture: Iran : Reform or Stagnation?, Chicago
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Web: CyberIran Radio

* Politics: Anti-MKO pentition in U.S.
* Literature: Shahnameh research assistantships
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Literature: Persian educational seminar, Berkeley
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Soccer: Meet Khakpour in DC

* Music: Shahram Nazeri, North Carolina
* Protests: Human rights vigil, New York
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Money: Investment outlook
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Petition: Permit testing of Iranian students
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Art: Mahmoud Hamadani drawings in New York

* Life: Urgent need for bone marrow
* Lectureship: Teach Persian at Manchester U.
* Documentary: Shamlou

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* Book reading at Asia Society, New York

Please join Persis Karim (co-editor and author), Zara Houshmand, Roxanne Varzi, Laleh Khalili, Mariam Salari for a reading and booksigning of "A World Between: Poems, Short Stories and Essays by Iranian Americans" (George Brazillier, Inc. May 1999) at: New York City's Asia Society (725 Park Avenue at 70th St. NYC), Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999 6:30 p m. Book signing and reception to follow the reading and discussion portion of the program. For advance purchase of tickets and information, call 212-517-ASIA. Co-sponsored with Center for Modern Iranian Arts.

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* Ghajar art show in Washington, DC

The Artists1 Museum in Washington DC welcomes the public to view selected paintings by artists Rose Ghajar and Santana from the series "Persian Dreams: Recreating Ghajar Art". This unique series, characterized by fine craftsmanship and a dedication to traditional painting, brings alive Persian history and makes it possible for the public to experience the past for themselves. The show will be held from October 1 until the end of the month... DETAILS HERE

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* Lily Afshar in concert, Washington DC

Classical guitar maestro Lily Afshar will be in concert in Washington DC on Oct. 10th at the United Church on G Street at 3 PM. You can listen to samples of her music... HERE

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* Shahram Nazeri in Portland

Maestro Shahram Nazeri and Dastan Ensemble will perform in Portland, Oregon at 6:00 PM Sunday October 10th. Place: Scottish Rite Center, 709 SW 15th Ave, Portland, OR. Tel: (503) 226-7827... DETAILS HERE

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* Rumi on PBS

Niloo Soleimani writes: On Sunday, September 26 at 11 p.m. on KQED (PBS station in San Francico) will be airing a program called "Rumi: Poet of the Heart". I just saw it and it's excellent. It will also air on Sunday October 10 at 6 p.m. I just saw this movie at the Rafael Film Center. Check local listings of PBS stations in other U.S. cities.

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* Demonstration against death sentences

(International Federation of Iranian Refugees) -- An Iranian revolutionary court secretly handed down death sentences against four unnamed individuals for their participation in the student demonstrations last July. In response, an Iranian refugee organization will hold a demonstration next week during the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. The demonstration will take place at the UN Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (1st Avenue and 47th Street in Manhattan) on September 20, 1999, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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* Dr. Arfaa's lecture, Maryland

The Iranian American Cultural Society of Maryland (IACS) is glad to start its new cultural program season with Dr. Hoseyn Arfaa's lecture on Dr. Mehdi Hamidi Shirazi, the contemporary Iranian Poet. WHEN: Sunday Sept. 26 Time: 4:00 pm. WHERE: The Smith Hall Lecture Room, Towson University, Baltimore County, Maryland. Admission Free.

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* Arts and cultural event, N. California

I am writing to invite you and your friends and families to attend our third annual cultural festival in October. This two-day festival will take place on October 9 at the Civic Center Auditorium in San Jose CA, and on October 10, 1999 at the Cupertino Quinlan Community Center. in Cupertino CA. The festival will include a wide variety of community activities, including dance, music, poetry, Arts & crafts, Book signing, Art Gallery, face painting, and food. More information about the program is attached ... DETAILS HERE

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* Mehregan in Washington, DC

Persians have honored Mehregan throughout the ages. Join the Iranian American Cultural Association's Mehregan Celebration on Saturday, September 25, 1999, from 7:00 pm -1:00 am at the McLean Hilton (7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA, Tel: 703-847-5000)... DETAILS HERE

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* Rumi & music in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA. - Master musician, Manoochehr Sadeghi, will sing Rumi's renowned Sufi poetry in Persian in a concert entitled, MYSTIC VOICES: MUSIC OF DEVOTION IN ISLAM AND HINDUISM on October 12, 1999. The other artists performing in this extraordinary event are master musician Ali Jihad Racy on the ney reed-flute, the divine vocalism of the renowned Lakshmi Shankar, and the passionate evocations of Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy ... DETAILS HERE

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* Mehregan celebrations, Irvine

Mehregan (meh-re-gahn) is a celebration of nature, a festival of seasons, and the birthday of light. It commemorates the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. Mehregan is a festival of Mehr, Goddess of Love, Knowledge, and Commitment. Date: October 16 & 17. Time: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm. Location: Lakeside Park (next to Irvine Meadows & Wild Rivers), 8800 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA ... DETAILS HERE

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* Energy conference in Tehran

The preliminary program for "The 4th IAA Annual Conference on OIL, PETROCHEMICALS, ENERGY & THE ENVIRONMENT, September 18-19, 1999" is now out and available ... HERE

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* Be a friend of Encyclopaedia Iranica

Pardis Minuchehr writes: Did you know that the most extensive research on Persian culture and civilization is uderway in New York City? And did you know that you could easily become a supporter of the biggest research project on Iran? If you want to know more about the Encyclopaedia Iranica project, just go to: www.iranica.com

There are many ways you could become a friend of this project. In order to find out just reply to this email. (All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law) (For Organizations: Please forward this message to your membership, friends and anyone interested.)

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* Iran seminar: Reform or Stagnation?, Chicago

September 21, 1999: Iran at a Crossroads: Reform or Stagnation? with Shireen T. Hunter director of the Islamic Studies Program Center for Strategic & International Studies. Time: 5:30 p.m. Cash bar, light hors d'oeuvres 6:00 p.m. Lecture and discussion. Place: The Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago. $15 member/$25 nonmember ... DEATILS HERE

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* CyberIran Radio

CyberIran.com has launched "CyberIran Radio". For now, CyberIran Radio plays Persian Music 24 hours a day. How to Play: 1) You will need the WinAmp Player (free from http://www.winamp.com) 2) Once downloaded, type Control+L or File | Play Location. Then type CyberIran.DynIp.com:8000 CyberIran Radio should begin playing, if there are any problems please email Radio@CyberIran.com for assistance. Thanks, and please spread the Word!! -- Ashkan Yekrangi, Webmaster of CyberIran

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* Anti-MKO pentition in U.S.

Petition of Iranian Americans and Other Concerned Citizens to the United States Congressmen and Congresswomen and the U.S. President regarding Their Dissociation from the Terrorist Group known as MKO (Modjahedin Khalgh Organization) ... The MKO frequently, as a means to intimidate and silence its opposition, label their critics as supporters of the "mullah's regime". The undersigned are free individuals with diverse viewpoints whose criticism of the policies and actions of the MKO in no way indicates association with or endorsement of the current Iranian government or any political groups therein ... GO TO

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* Shahnameh research assistantships

Applications are invited for two-three Research Assistantships in connection with an AHRB (British Academy)- funded research project on Firdausi's "Book of Kings" (Shahnameh). The project aims essentially to create a corpus of Shahnameh manuscript illustrations and to provide a forum for art-historical, literary and historical investigations ... DETAILS HERE

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* Persian literature educational seminar, Berkeley

Zahra Taheri will instruct three hours of classes per week (in Persian), including reading and analysis of literary texts of various genres, such as sufi treatises, ethical texts, and essays. Through representative selections from medieval literary, historical, and mystical texts, we will discuss the grammatical and stylistic rules in different periods of classical Persian literature. Date: Sep. 8 - Dec. 15. Time: Wed. 7:00-10:00 p.m. Place: Room 252, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley. For registration and more information please call: (408) 377-7789, or ... GO TO

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* Meet Khakpour in DC

Come join us in the Iranian Section and support Iranian National Team defender Mohammad Khakpour at RFK Stadium when his team New York's MetroStars plays against DC United (Sept 18, 7:30 pm). Wear Iranian Colors D.C. Meet Khakpour after the Game!... DETAILS HERE

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* Shahram Nazeri, North Carolina

In celebration of Rumi, Shahram Nazeri & the Dastan Ensemble will perform on Saturday September 25 at the Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Amir Rezvani, 919.967.3718

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* Human rights vigil, New York

Fourth week of vigil in New York: The Iranian Human Rights Working Group (IHRWG) is calling on all concerned groups and individuals to participate in a weekly vigil in support of the fundamental human rights of the Iranian people. Human Rights violations in Iran have intensified following the peaceful demonstration of students demanding freedom of press among other things ... DETAILS HERE

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* Investment outlook

Fattaneh (Fay) Homayoun, financial consultant with Solomon Smith Barney, will be talking about investment opportunities in the new millennium at House of Iran in McLean, Virginia, on Sunday, September 26 from 6 to 7 pm.

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* Permit testing of Iranian students

(Iranians for International Cooperatio) -- Petition to the office of the President of the United States of America to permit testing of Iranian students for the purpose of admission to U.S. schools and universities" Please send this to President Clinton, the US State Department and the US Treasury Department as soon as possible. Your Action Counts!!! Please help us by performing the following two steps... GO HERE

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* Mahmoud Hamadani drawings in New York

You are invited to the opening reception for a solo exhibition of drawings by Mahmoud Hamadani on September 9, 1999, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Place: Karen McCready Gallery, 425 West 13th Street, Fifth floor, NY, NY Reception Date: 9-9-99, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Exhibition Date: September 9 -October 9, 1999 Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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* Urgent need for bone marrow

Our very good friend, Amir Ghazanfarian, is in dire need of your help. Amir, who graduated from Stanford University last October with a PhD in Electrical Engineering, is suffering from an acute case of Lymphoma. He needs to receive a bone marrow transplant within the next 30 days. I urge you all to please help him by doing a simple blood test. Please note that it will take about two weeks for your test results to appear in the Bone Marrow Donation Registry data base. So, please get tested ASAP ... DETAILS HERE

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* LECTURESHIP: Teach Persian at Manchester University, UK

Applications are invited for a post of Lecturer in Persian in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Manchester University (UK). The post will be held initially for five years. The successful candidate will have an excellent research record, and will have completed a PhD or be near completion. Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Dr Colin Imber, email: colin.imber@man.ac.uk ... DETAILS HERE

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* Documentary: Shamlou

Would you like to show a documentary about poet Ahmad Shamlou ("Ahmad Shamlou: Master Poet of Liberty") in your community? Here's who you should contact: Dr. Bahman Maghsoudlou (producer), The International Film and Video Center, 989 First Avenue New York NY 10022, Tel: 212-826-8848, email: ifvc@ifvc.com.

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Rediscover Iran

Six-week mini-semester abroad in Iran

It is because of this desire to share these experiences with others that I have begun setting up a non-profit organization called Rediscover Iran whose goal is to create opportunities for Iranian-American youth to have direct contact with the Iranian people and their culture. This summer RI will be offering a six-week Mini-Semester Abroad in Iran where participants will engage in cultural and educational activities in addition to receiving language instruction. Some of the activities include:

- archeological dig
- living with nomads or villagers
- learning to play traditional Iranian musical instruments
- visiting industrial sites
- helping charity organizations
- travel to Isfahan and Shiraz
- etc ... MORE DETAILS