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Richard Merritt

POSTPONED: Richard Merritt and Scott Hurley present lecture Feb. 17

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN POSTPONED, new date and time TBA. Richard Merritt, Luther College professor of art, and Scott Hurley, Luther assistant professor of religion, will present the Paideia Texts and Issues lecture "Invisible Geographies: Violence and Oppression in the Prison Industrial Complex and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall on the Luther campus.

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Heidi Brende Leathwood, pianist

Luther College to host pianist Heidi Brende Leathwood

Heidi Brende Leathwood, guest pianist, will present a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the CFL Recital Hall. Brende Leathwood will perform Sonata in A Major, Sonata in G Major and Sonata in D Minor by Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata Op. 31 No. 1 and Sonata Op. 109 by Beethoven, and Piano Sonata No. 1 by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki.

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Dorian festival

Luther to host the 67th annual Dorian Band Festival

Luther College will host the 67th annual Dorian Band Festival Feb. 22-23. High school band students, from approximately 125 schools, nominated by their high school directors come to stay on campus for the chance to experience Luther, rehearse with music faculty and perform in concert.

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Lisa Rausch

Lisa Rausch to present guest lecture Feb. 19

Lisa Rausch, lead post-doctoral researcher on a project studying deforestation in Brazil, will present a guest lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther College campus.

The lecture, sponsored by the Luther College Political Science Department and the Center for Sustainable Communities, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Luther College V-Day to present benefit performances Feb. 13-15

One of every three women in the world will be physically or sexually abused in her lifetime, according to information from the United Nations. To raise money and awareness to stop violence against women and girls, 23 Luther students will present three benefit performances of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" Feb. 13-15. The performances include heartwarming, funny, poignant and at times heartbreaking stories of women across the globe.

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The Lightning Thief

'The Lightning Thief' TheatreWorks USA Feb. 26

Percy Jackson finds his normal world flipped upside down when mythological figures seem to walk straight out of his Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Luther College's School Performance Series presents TheatreWorks USA's stage adaptation of Rick Riordan's, "Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief," in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26.

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Hot Sardines

Jazz band Hot Sardines Feb. 20

Bandleader "Bibs" Palazzo and lead singer "Miz Elizabeth" Bourgerol combine with the ensemble of powerhouse musicians to play hot jazz as it was in the era when live music was king. Called "one of the best jazz bands in NY today," by Forbes magazine, the Hot Sardines take the stage as part of Luther College's Center Stage Series of live performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.

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Miko Kominami

Miko Kominami to perform piano recital Feb. 19

Miko Kominami, Luther College adjunct faculty in music, will perform a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther College campus.

The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The recital, titled, "Pictures and Music," will feature works by composers Jerry Owen and Modest Mussorgsky.

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Steve Holland

Steve Holland, 'A Fulbright Year in Montenegro'

Having a study abroad experience as a student can be life-changing. Steve Holland, Luther College associate professor of economics, will discuss how immersion in a foreign culture can be equally impactful as an adult in his lecture "A Fulbright Year in Montenegro" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in Luther's Shirley Baker Commons.

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Balalaika Ensemble

Luther Balalaika to perform concert Feb. 22

The Luther College Balalaika Ensemble will perform in concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Shirley Baker Commons on the Luther campus.

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Special guest vocalist is Ami Hall, Luther class of 1996, performing artist and educator from Littleton, Colorado.

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Rebecca Boehm Shaffer

Rebecca Boehm Shaffer to perform horn recital Feb. 14

Rebecca Boehm Shaffer, Luther College adjunct faculty in music, will perform a horn recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus.

The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Boehm Shaffer's program includes the works of Verne Reynolds, Olivier Messiaen, Daniel Schnyder and Richard Strauss 

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