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Monday, July 22

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The Wild Cursive Tradition of Calligraphy in China

Kuangcao is "considered the most exhilarating form of calligraphy in China," and in this lecture, Professor Peter Sturman will discuss the fundamental characteristics of the writing style as well as the problems the cursive pose to traditional critics of the art. Starts at 6pm with a reception featuring the members of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, followed by the lecture at 7pm. Free and open to the public at the University of Chicago's International House, 1414 E. 59th St. RSVP by calling 312-344-8342.

Debate: Horowitz vs. Kirstein on the Iraq War

Tomorrow night at Saint Xavier University, conservative author David Horowitz and pacifist professor Peter Kirstein will debate the Iraq War and whether politics politics should be taken out of the classroom. In St. Xavier's McGuire Hall, 3700 W. 103rd St., 6:30-8:30pm. Free and open to everyone. More information here.

Joey DeFrancesco @ Jazz Showcase.

Hey you know what you never do? Go see jazz at the Jazz Showcase. Tonight's the night, and you're going to see Joey DeFrancesco play some mean organs. The Jazz Showcase is located just two blocks from the Grand stop on the Red Line. Shows are at 8pm and 10pm. Call them at (312)670-BIRD. Tickets are $20 (per usual T-Th). No excuses, Mister. Now get going!



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