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    <ong>St. Paul Chamber Orchestra to perform in Skinner Chapel

    The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the nation’s only full-time professional chamber orchestra, will perform on Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel at Carleton College. The event is free with a Carleton or St. Olaf College I.D. Public admission will be $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and non-Carleton/St. Olaf students. Tickets are only available on the night of the performance at the door.

    The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO), which commenced its forty-ninth season in September 2007, is regarded as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. In collaboration with five Artistic Partners—Roberto Abbado, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Douglas Boyd, Nicholas McGegan and Dawn Upshaw—its 35 virtuoso musicians perform more than 150 concerts each year and reach over 85,500 listeners each week on 63 public radio stations. The SPCO has released 65 recordings, commissioned 110 new works, and premiered 53 additional compositions. Renowned for its diverse musical styles, the SPCO tours both nationally and internationally, including concerts at popular venues in Europe, Asia, and South America.

    This special event is sponsored by the Carleton College department of music. The Carleton College Skinner Memorial Chapel is located on First Street between College and Winona Street in Northfield. For more information on the performance, contact Gao Hong Dice at (507) 222-4475.For information regarding disability accommodations, please contact the office of college relations at (507) 222-4308.

    Adviser on Middle East foreign policy to give talks on democracy

    Professor Larry Diamond, author and advisor on foreign policy and democracy, will host a series of lecture and discussion events on Monday, April 28 at Carleton College. A book signing and discussion will take place at 3 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum and at 7:30 p.m. in the Boliou Hall Auditorium he will deliver a lecture entitled, “Can the Whole World Be Democratic?” Both events are free and the public is invited to attend.
    This event is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College. For more information on the lecture or disability accommodations, contact Beverly Nagel at (507) 222-4301.

    Wesley Snipes to serve three years in jail for tax evasion

    Actor Wesley Snipes was sentenced on Thursday to three years in prison for three misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns. Federal prosecutors said the actor escaped payments of possibly over $15 million in income tax returns by sending money to overseas accounts. Snipes, who has starred in movies such as the “Blade” trilogy, received the support of many of his Hollywood friends. Denzel Washington, Woody Harrelson, as well as television judges Joe Brown and Greg Mathis, submitted letters to the judge on Snipes’ behalf.

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