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Event Briefs

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Nov. 28, 2007

Duo to perform American, Spanish folk songs

Los Chapeljileños, a local duo, will perform folk songs from American and Spanish traditions at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 in UNC’s FedEx Global Education Center.

John and Carmen Chasteen will accompany their vocal harmonies on guitar in the free public concert. About half the songs will be original compositions and half, adaptations of existing tunes; half will be sung in Spanish and half in English.

“Los Chapeljileños” means “the Chapel Hillians.” The duo began when John, from a small town in Louisiana, visited Carmen’s hometown in Colombia.

“We met when I asked to borrow Carmen’s guitar, and soon we were married,” John Chasteen said.

The FedEx Global Education Center, at the corner of McCauley and Pittsboro streets, offers parking in a deck under the center, accessed via Pharmacy Lane off McCauley. The center houses UNC units related to international studies. Programming offered in the building, including concerts, lectures and exhibits, is designed to promote understanding of different cultures around the world. For more information, call (919) 962-2435.

Global education Web site: www.global.unc.edu

FedEx Global Education Center contact: Laura Griest, (919) 962-0318, lauragriest@unc.edu

 

Winter Stories invites children of all ages

“Holiday Spirits” will be the theme of this year’s Winter Stories program at UNC’s Wilson Library on Dec. 6. Live, instrumental music and storytelling will be part of the program at 5:30 p.m. A cookies-and-juice reception will begin at 5 p.m.

Brian Sturm, Ph.D., an associate professor in UNC’s School of Information and Library Science, and students from the school will tell seasonal tales in the free public program sponsored by Friends of the Library. Sturm specializes in children’s literature, but the event is designed for children of all ages.

For more information, call (919) 962-4207 or visit http://www.lib.unc.edu/spotlight/winterstories2007.html.

UNC Libraries contact: Liza Terll, (919) 962-4207, liza_terll@unc.edu

News Services contact: LJ Toler, (919) 962-8589