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Davis and Dow
2/24/2006 —
On Thursday, March 23,award winning musicians, Davis and Dow will perform in Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Student Commons Lounge from noon – 1 p.m. The duo tackles jazz and pop standards including the music of Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, The Beatles, Al Jarreau, and Jimmy Hendrix. Julie Davis is a gifted singer and guitarist Kelly Dow shapes their unique sound with a blend of classical, flamenco, rock, blues, and jazz. Their latest CD, “Naked,” won Best Jazz Album at the Florida Music Awards and they were voted Best Jazz Artists in New Times Magazine. Cultural and performing arts events at the campus are free and open to the public.

Also in March, the Nesbitt Library will feature a display highlighting pictures and bios of women honorees selected by the National Women’s History Project (NWHP). NWHP’s theme for 2006 is "Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams," and honors women such as Juana Gutierrez, who organized Madres de Este Los Angeles (MELASI), an organization that succeeded in defeating a toxic dump in the community and went on to address a host of local problems. The 2006 honorees are women who overcome seemingly insurmountable odds and whose spirit of hope brings communities together.

Book titles on display in the library will include: "Organizing for women: Issues, strategies, and services" by Dale A. Masi; "A Tradition That has No Name: nurturing the development of people, families, and communities" by Mary Field Belenky, Lynne A. Bond, and Jacqueline S. Weinstock; "Kay Boyle: Author of Herself" by Joan Mellen; "Not for Ourselves Alone: the Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony" by Geoffrey C. Ward; "Glorying in Tribulation: the Lifework of Sojourner Truth" by Erlene Stetson; and "The Candles She Lit: the Legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt" by Stella K. Hershan.

A 60-minute film,"Silent Spring," will also be shown. This film tells the story of a book written in 1962 that changed the course of history and the woman who wrote it - Rachel Carson. Carson was a marine biologist and well-known author when she delivered a then-radical message to the American public about the dire consequences of the unregulated use of pesticides. This film discusses the attacks on Carson's integrity and the changes in government policy regarding pesticide use.

For more information on the Nesbitt Library, contact Marcia Nelson, library assistant, at 570-675-9214.
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