Kashmere Reunion Stage Band

band photoProduced by Oscar winning actor, Jamie Foxx, Thunder Soul is a documentary film about Houston’s famed Kashmere Gardens Band Director, Professor Conrad Johnson.  Available for DVD release this February, the the film is about the world famous stage band of 1970’s. Foxx is currently filming and producing the movie version of the film. 

Visit LSC-CyFair to watch the documentary and see a live performance by the band.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
6:30-9:00pm
Center for the Arts-Main Stage Theatre
Funding for the performance provided by Harris County Public Library

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The Perfection of Deception: Magicians Who Have Changed World History

magian silhouetteThe Perfection of Deception: Magicians Who Have Changed World History
Magic tricks to stop political uprisings? Magicians helping the CIA with their training manuals? Magic as camouflage in battles? Learn this and more in the multimedia extravaganza by renowned magician and comedian, Harry Maurer, who has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Recital Hall ARTS 102, 10-11am

Sponsored by Lone Star College-CyFair Windows on the World (WOW) and Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Friends of the Library.

 

Image from http://himsup.com/gre-rizal-as-a-magician/
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Can the President Rest in Peace? The Long, Strange History of Abraham Lincoln’s Body

lincoln hearse photoJoin us for a lecture and discussion with Alex Smith, Professor of History, about the curious travels of Lincoln's body after he died.

Can the President Rest in Peace? The Long, Strange History of Abraham Lincoln’s Body
Friday, December 30
2:00-3:00 p.m.
LRNC 131 

View all Lincoln events and programs.
All programs are FREE and open to the community.

Part of the ALA Traveling exhibit, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War
LSC-CyFair Exhibition Dates: December 28, 2011 – February 17, 2012

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“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” Traveling Exhibition Visits Cy-Fair

President Abraham Lincoln, from Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes. Courtesy Flickr Commons and Library of CongressBeginning December 28, Cy-Fair College Branch Library will host a unique traveling exhibition focusing on President Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the most turbulent era in the nation’s history.

Using period photographs, posters, historical documents and artifacts--including the Bible used during Lincoln’s first inauguration, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” explores how the president used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the war—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties.

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