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* Radio show: Shahin and Sepehr on Radio Velayat
* Lecture: Mykonos trial, in Albany
* Mehregan: In Washington
* Course: Introduction to Hafez, in Virginia

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* Play: Berkeley play based on Hedayat's story
* Art: Alavi's mystical installations, Santa Clara

* Music: Persian & Indian music in Portland
* Conference: Dialogue of Civilizations ?

* Music: Music from India and Persia, San Francisco
* Conference: Challenges for Iranians abroad, Indianapolis

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* Shahin and Sepehr on Radio Velayat

Join the dynamic duo as they help celebrate Radio Velayat's second anniversary. You may call (703) 876-9753 in the U.S. during the Silk Road radio show and talk to Shahin and Sepehr live on the air on Saturday October 10, between 11 am - 1 pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time.

Listen to cuts from their new CD "World Cafe" and hear about their upcoming tour schedule. Silk Road is rebroadcast every Wednesday, 10 am - 12 pm EST on the Internet at www.fcac.org/webr and click on "Listen Now."

You will need RealAudio to listen to this show. For more information about the shows on Radio Velayat you can call (202) 672-7203, or write to: Radio Velayat, P.O. Box 16275 Washington DC 20041, or email: [email protected]

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* Lecture on Mykonos trial, in Albany

"The Committee for Freedom of thought and Expression in Iran (Northern California)" presents:

"Mykonos Trial and Its Consequence" a talk by Hamid Nozari, a permanent observer in thr trial. Hamid Nozari is a German-based political activist who brought the details of the murder of Iranian Kurdish leaders by Iranian government to public attention.

He will share with us his experiences about the chronology of the "Mykonos Trial", the position of Iranian and German government in the proceedings of the trial, as well as the role of the media and opposition groups.

Date: Friday October 2, at 8:00
Place: Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave, Albany, California
Information: (510) 644-0403

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* Mehregan in Washington

The Iranian American Cultural Association in Washington DC is holding a Mehregan Celebration on October 17, 1998 at the McLean Hilton at 7:00 pm.

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* Course: Introduction to Hafez, in Virginia

Explanation, Interpretation, and Critical Analysis of Eight Individual Ghazals

Instructor: Reza Ghanadan, ph.D. Dr. Ghanadan is a literary critic. He received his ph.D. in literature from Lancaster University in England, taught at Ferdowsi University and Georgetown University, is the author of numerous articles on Persian literature, including the poetry of Hafez and contemporary Iranian poetry, and is currently working on imagery in classical Persian poetry and a comparison of Shakespeare's and Hafez's treatment of poetic imagery.

Prerequisites: None. The class will be an introduction and analysis of Persian poetry and Hafez. The class will be taught primarily in Persian with some interpretation in English. If sufficient interest is shown in a separate class conducted in English, two classes will be organized. Please let me know of your interest in such a class in English and spread the word.

Schedule: The class will be 8 weeks long, 2 hours each week, for a total of 16 hours. The class will be held either on mid-day Sundays or Monday evenings depending on what the majority requests, so please let me know your preference.

October 18, 1998 -- December 6, 1998, (Sundays 11:00 am-1:00 pm) OR
October 19, 1998 -- December 7, 1998 (Mondays 7:00 pm-9:00 pm)

Location (tentative): Renaissance Library, 2230 George C. Marshall Drive, Falls Church,Virginia

Registration cost: $200.00 for 8 session

Please contact Dokhi Fassihian at 703-698-8212 or [email protected] to register or for more information.

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* Berkeley play based on Hedayat's story

BEHIND GLASS WINDOWS is a play written and directed by Torange Yeghiazarian based on a short story by Iranian writer, Saadegh Hedaayat, which will be staged in Berkeley, California, from October 17th through November 8, 1998.

Every body thought that the strangest thing Behrooz had ever done was to fall in love with a mannequin. But that was only the beginning_ BEHIND GLASS WINDOWS, a shattering love story that questions our perception of love and reality... DETAILS HERE

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* Alavi's mystical installations, Santa Clara

SEYED ALAVI: CANTICLES OF ECSTASY

Contemporary artist Seyed Alavi seeks to capture the ecstatic experiences of poets and mystics from varied cultures and spiritual backgrounds. For this exhibition, he has created installations using common, everyday materials with which he hopes "to inspire thinking and contemplation." Opening Friday, September 25, 1998 7 p.m. de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University. RSVP 408-554-4528

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* Persian & Indian music in Portland

Andisheh Center (Kanoon Andisheh) in Portland, Oregon, proudly presents:Internationally recognized maestros of eastern music in a night of improvisation in Persian & Indian music on October 9. For detailed information, CLICK HERE

Event: Ghazal in Portland
Where: Scottish Rite Center 709 SW 15th, Portland OR
When: 8:00 PM - OCT. 9th, 1998
Tickets : Available at Fred Meyer Fastixx - General Admission $20.00 (Order over the phone: 503 224 8499). Kanoon Andisheh members and Students $15.00.

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* Conference: Dialogue of Civilizations ?

Call For Papers: Islamic Revolution's Cultural Documentation Organization intends to hold a 2-day international seminar on December 13-14, 1998 entitled: "Dialogue of Civilizations?" All experts, scholars and lecturers are invited to send their papers in maximum 15 pages before December 6, 1998 to the Seminar's Secretariat.

Topics: ... CLICK HERE

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* Folk and Classical Music from India and Persia, San Francisco

X DOT 25 Music Productions Presents Classical Fusion of the Far East: "Contemporary Folk and Classical Music from India and Persia" on October 2, featuring:

Aldoush: Setar
Hans Christian: Cello
Stephen Kent: Didgeridoo
Ustad Habib Khan: Sitar
Alan Kushan: Santur
Ben Mawhorter: Tabla, Dumbak
Sultan Pakhawaj: Tabla
Shahrzad Dance Academy

* Aldoush & the Human Exchange

"New interpretation of Persian Folk and Classical Music"

Aldoush: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Nazanin (a Persian string instrument) / Ian Dogole: Udu, Dumbak, Global Drum Set / Scott Hill: Alto & Soprano Sax, Clarinet / David McQueen: Tombak (Zarb) & Daf / Jeff Obee: Bass

Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco
Friday October 2, 1998 - 8:30 PM
Tickets $15.00 and $20.00

Advance tickets are available directly from X DOT 25 Music You can use your VIsa or Mastercard to purchase thickets. Information: 510-601-8600

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* Conference: Challenges for Iranians Abroad, Indianapolis

DANESH Institute, Inc. in cooperation with Society for Promotion of Persian Culture present: Third Annual Conference, October 24, 1998

Location: Indiana University-Purdue University, Student Activities Center, 815 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Indiana

Topics:

* Challenges for Iranians Abroad in the Onset of the Next Millennium: Agenda for Action

* Role Reversal & Its Consequences in the Iranian Immigrant Family

* The Experience of lranian Women in the United States: The Case of the Twin Cities

* Living in Exile: Iranian Acculturation in Literature

* Impacts of the Political Relationship between Iran & the United States on Iranian Immigrants

* Challenges for Iranians Abroad: Summary & Agenda for Action

Chair & Facilitator: Irene Queiro-Tajalli, Indiana University
Contact: Dr. Cyrus S. Behroozi, 317-283-8757

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Fellowship

Travel Fellowships for Iranian Scholars

The International Association for the Study of Persian- speaking Societies is pleased to announce the availability of ten Travel Fellowships for scholars and researchers from Iran to take part in academic and cultural conferences and conventions in the United States. Each Travel Fellowship covers all travel and lodging expenses of the recipient subject to a limit of $2500... CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Conference

Dialogue of Civilizations?

Call For Papers: Islamic Revolution's Cultural Documentation Organization intends to hold a 2-day international seminar on December 13-14, 1998 entitled: "Dialogue of Civilizations?" All experts, scholars and lecturers are invited to send their papers in maximum 15 pages before December 6, 1998 to the Seminar's Secretariat. Topics: ... CLICK HERE


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