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Day 4 – Time for some fun!

Day 4b

After an insanely successful concert at the Compañia de Jésus Church in Cordoba, Hernan, our tour guide arranged for the choir to go dancing at a local disco two blocks from the hotel.  With no other performances in Córdoba on the following day, a night out to experience Argentinian nightlife seemed reasonable. Although I personally cannot hang with the younger …

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Day 3 in Argentina was the biggest travel day of our tour!

Day 3c

Although we got an early 7:15 AM start on our trek to Cordoba, the slow travel speed of the bus and distance we needed to cover made it impossible to make our 12:00 noon arrival time.  As stated earlier, we have a double-decker bus, which is generally comfortable for the group, but difficult to negotiate in an urban environment with low trees …

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Day 2 in Argentina – the city of Rosario

Day 2a

After a breakfast that featured hot croissants baked on the premises, we began our 2nd day with a tour of the nearby city of San Lorenzo, known for a very famous battlefield where Argentinian troops, led by General José de San Martín, defeated Spanish troops. We visited the battleground and the adjacent Convent de San Carlos, famous for hiding Argentinian …

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Choir Director Eric Conway’s Blog from Argentina Tour 2015

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It is that time of the year again – the time when the Morgan State University choir shares our music with yet another part of the world!  This year’s installment takes us to the South American country of Argentina!  We will tour most of the major cities in this country including Rosario, Córdoba, San Luiz, Puente del Inca, and finally …

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Morgan Professor Pens Perspective on Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Debate

Morgan State Newsroom

When China rolled out the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank last October, the stiff resistance from the U.S. (as well as Japan) took the world by surprise. This opposition notwithstanding, AIIB, has so far picked up 27 regional members and seven non-regional members, including the U.K., Germany, France and Italy. In addition, there was a virtual avalanche of applications before the …

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Did They Steal The Music? Morgan Professor Weighs In For NY Times

Morgan State Newsroom

Changing copyright laws to stop infringement is like changing murder laws to stop homicides. The root of both issues is cultural. But sure, why not? Let’s change, update, remix, and mash-up copyright laws to reflect the times.  And while we’re at it, copyright laws aren’t the only laws that need an update: There are still lots of places in the …

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Morgan Psychology Alumna Performs at the Oscars

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Andrea Jones, Class of 2000, was one of the background singers for the Oscar winning song “Glory” in the movie Selma. Her name appears in the credit for the Oscar win.  Ms. Jones graduated with a degree in Psychology in 2000 and has since earned a master’s degree in Social Work. She currently works in the Social Work field, but continues …

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In Comes The Understudy: A star is born…

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The Canadian Opera Company lost its star tenor, Clifton Forbis, yesterday due to illness. He was scheduled to sing the demanding role of Siegmund in the 4:30 performance of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre. Fortunately the COC had engaged the young American tenor, Issachah Savage, as the ‘cover’ for the COC’s run of seven performances. Yesterday Savage sang the third performance and, …

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Celebrating Our Common Heritage in the African Diaspora

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From the James E. Lewis Museum of Art For Immediate Release, January 13, 2015 The James E. Lewis Museum of Art is pleased to present an exhibition entitled “Celebrating Our Common Heritage in the African Diaspora – Featuring the Art of Januwa Moja and Uzikee Nelson”.  This exhibition will feature works by artist couple: Januwa Moja, wearable art designer and …

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