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Performing Arts Series presents Romanza

Romanza, Canada's own 'three tenors,' makes a stop at the UMM on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium of the Student Center. Romanza, comprised of Philip Grant, Todd Jang and Frederik Robert, sing of love, conquest, betrayal and heartache. They have reinvigorated opera hits, Italian favorites, popular folksongs and well-loved ballads with their own tailor-made arrangements for the contemporary audience. For ticket information contact the Office of Student Activities, (320) 589-6080.

Symphonic Winds

The University of Minnesota, Morris Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. The ensembles are conducted by Dr. Martin H. Seggelke. The program will consist of several works for the wind ensemble medium, including solo concertos featuring seniors James Jarvie, trumpet, and Katie Pansch, alto saxophone. Senior Adam Schmiesing will lead from the podium as student conductor. Capping off this month's concert are two Minnesota premiere performances, each commissioned by a consortium of ensembles including the Morris campus' own Symphonic Winds. The event offers material that appeals to a wide range of musical tastes. Tickets for the event will be sold at the door, with reserved tickets available for purchase in advance at the Information Desk in the UMM Student Center. A reception of punch and cookies will follow the concert at no additional cost. For additional information, contact the UMM Music Office at (320) 589-6234.

Irish Ceilidh Dancing

A free Irish Ceilidh/Social dancing workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. It's open to everybody.

Mixed Student Recital

The University of Minnesota, Morris Division of the Humanities music discipline will present music students in a Mixed Student Recital to be held on Tuesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. There is no admission charge for student recitals.

Beur is Beautiful film festival screening

The fourth film in the French Film Festival titled "Beur is Beautiful" is "Where Fig Trees Grow," and will be shown on Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in Edson Auditorium, Student Center. Directed by Yasmina Yahiaoui, "Where Fig Trees Grow" is an upbeat broadcast from the female side of Islamic culture. The film takes place in Rue des Figuiers (Fig Tree Road), a North African neighborhood in Toulon, where women hold sway and where fundamentalist Puritanism is given short shrift. Djamila is a middle-aged, belly-dancing femme fatale whose long-term lover, rakish middle-aged hairdresser Marfouz, finally gives in to the promptings of his family and imports a demure young bride from the Maghreb. This causes uproar among the street's other inhabitants, including a teenage girl on the run from her own domineering mother, and an eccentric grandmother.

Asking the Big Questions book club

The discussion of Plan B 3.0 continues as Asking the Big Questions reads chapters 11 and 12 on Thursday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the McGinnis Room of Briggs Library. The guest speaker will be Mike Reese, West Central Research and Outreach Center Renew-able Energy Coordinator. Snacks and refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. and discussion begins at 7 p.m.

Conductor's Gala Concert

A Conductor's Gala Concert will be held on Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.