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Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio this Friday will be Dr. Leon McNealy. Dr. McNealy, a radiation oncologist now living in Wisconsin, was heavily involved in the early civil rights movement in Houston and Austin -- including the "stand-ins" and other direct action against segregation in Austin in the early 1960's. McNealy is highly entertaining and a fount of rich and little-known history. Friday, May 6, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
They will celebrate the musical and mystical traditions of the Mediterranean -- from ancient Judaism and Paganism, to medieval Christianity and Islam -- with discussion and performance of ancient and original music and reading of poetic and narrative texts. They will sing, chant, play musical instruments (such as the oud, dulcimer, Tibetan bowls, Indian tampura, and African mbira), recite text – and we will discuss their work and the traditions they celebrate.
Catherine and Joseph will be in Austin for a seasonal event called "From Jerusalem to Cordoba: A Voyage in Time, Space, and Religion," at St. David's Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall, on December 3, at 7 p.m.
Sidney Brammer is a screenwriter, playwright, director, performer, and educator, who teaches screenwriting/playwriting at Austin Community College. Sidney was involved with the award-winning regional theater company, Big State Productions and its touring production of In the West. She was drama critic for The Austin Chronicle and a feature writer for New York’s Amsterdam News, The Texas Observer, and the Austin American-Statesman. She was one of the founders of SoCo’s Alleywood Studios and is on the Advisory Board of Austin’s Reel Women.
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