UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Waitman Beorn, Assistant Professor of History, and the Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha “Auschwitz: A History of the Camp from Incarceration to Extermination”
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – “The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Legacy of Vatican II: The Constitution of the Church (Lumen Gentium)”, Part 2 – Blase Cupich, Bishop of Spokane, Washington “Second Vatican Council Bishops: Apprentices at the School of the Holy Spirit”
One of the most eclectic guitarists in jazz is back with his associates for another enjoyable journey into music. Big Sur is the new recording from Guitarist Bill Frisell and his band. Composed by the guitarist at Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur, California, the new effort presents a kaleidoscope of musical colors listeners have grown accustomed to expect from the veteran guitarist. Frisell is joined by Eyvind Kang, viola; Hank Roberts, cello; Jenny Scheinman; violin and Rudy Royston, drums.
A new release by a Chicago-based outfit headed by tenor saxophonist Shelly Yoelin is an intoxicating mix of straight ahead bop, ballads and Latin sounds. Five of the seven members provide material.The highlights include Diddley Dance, the Bo Diddley beat would be right at home in New Orleans. Beautiful Sweetheart, composed by pianist Bobby Schiff is a lovely ballad dedicated to his wife Natasha. Eastern Fun incorporates Klezmer music into the mix. One of the highlights of the year so far.
FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Panel: Palma Strand, Associate Professor of Law at the Creighton University School of Law; Jackie Font-Guzman, Director of The Werner Institute; Jay Carney, Assistant Professor of Theology at the Creighton University Department of Theology
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – “The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Legacy of Vatican II: The Constitution of the Church (Lumen Gentium)”, Part 1 – Susan Wood, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Theology at Marquette University “Sacramental Character of Church”
In the last ten years a number of jazz artists have released recordings that attempt to fuse jazz and country music; these efforts have yielded results of varying success. Guitarist Corey Christiansen's latest effort is without doubt an exception.