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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Week 4/19-4/23

Just a reminder of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage events this week. All are welcome!

                Tuesday, April 20
                11:00 AM to 12:20 PM
Charleston campus, E-131
Japanese Tea Ceremony
                Wednesday, April 21
                9:30 AM to 10:50 AM
Charleston campus, K-101 (Health Science Auditorium)
Asian Stereotypes Panel Discussion

                Thursday, April 22
                9:00 AM to 10:20 AM
                Charleston campus, D-204
                Come Enjoy Filipino Dancing and Singing

                Thursday, April 22
                11:00  AM to 12:20 PM
                Charleston campus, D-204
                Come Enjoy Filipino Dancing and Singing

An interview with Michael J Fox

Michael J Fox was selected by the late great James Cagney to play the song and dance man, gangster and one of the first presidents of the Screen Actors Guild in his life story. Before that film could happen, Fox fell ill. It is debilitating disease, yet he works on. He spoke with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday. If you listen you will hear the disability he deals with every day.

While the interview does deal with his Parkinson's disease, he also talks about the need for education (he has a GED instead of a high school diploma), being young and starving in Los Angeles, what it takes to make it in the business, and what the business can do to you and for you.

The best summary of why you sould listen to this interview comes from an NPR listener:
"By the time this interview was over, I was in tears. Michael's voice,quietly shaking and breathless broke my heart, as images of him as a young actor flickered through my thoughts. His bravery, strength, and willingness to share his trials, instead of hide them, is a lesson for all of us in what makes a truly great and giving soul."

Stage Actor who began career in "Lord of the Flies" gone at 62.

The New York Times reports that James Aubrey, a British actor who had his first role when he was an untrained schoolboy, portraying Ralph, the right-minded boy who strove to ward off the savagery of his fellow castaways in the 1963 film “Lord of the Flies,” died on April 6 at his home in Cranwell, Lincolnshire, in central England. He was 62