Archive for March, 2009

Scotty Barnhart’s Jazz Concert

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

¬†Scotty Barnhart’s Jazz Concert

Lee Hall Auditorium, FAMU

Saturday, March 28, 2009; 8-10:30 PM

Scotty Barnhart, Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at Florida State University’s College of Music gave a lecture demonstration of Jazz music, its origin, and evolution. Scotty is an internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter, composer and, educator. The program was the finale for Origins 09, Celebration of 200th birth year and 150th publication year of Charles Darwin and his book.

He brought together the students, faculty, and friends from FSU & FAMU, Tallahassee, and  out-of-town for an evening of exceptional jazz music. For $12 it was such a good deal. The money raised will benefit the Jazz Studies of FSU and FAMU.

Holi celebrated in Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Holi Celebration

AJ Henry Park

Tallahassee, FL, USA

India Association of Tallahassee (IATLH) sponsored Holi celebration was held at AJ Henry Park in Tallahassee, Florida on Saturday, March 21, 2009 (the second day of spring). The day started out bit chilly (mid 60s F) but slowly warmed up to mid 70s (F). We put up place to play the Holi colors and a separate but larger area for the potluck lunch. People starte to trickle in by 11:15 AM and both kids and adults had fun.

Around 12:15 potluck lunch began.

200th anniversary Darwin’s birth Celebration

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

200th anniversary Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of his book

Origins 09 | Tallahassee 2009 | Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 | 8:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee

110 N Adams Street

Several local chapters are sponsoring the events and the events are open to public and will be held at various locations in Tallahassee. The first was First Presbyterian Church at 110 North Adams Street last night at 8:00 PM when Oxford Religion Scholar Peter Harrison spoke about religion and science. He gave several examples in which religion and science worked together and even helped each other.

He said it is not correct to say religion and science are obstructing one another but in contrary they have worked together as far as Aristotle’s time and as recently as Darwin’s time. The problem arises he said when people take small examples of difference of opinion and blow it out of proportion. For example, he showed that even among various religions (Buddhism and Hinduism accept evolution overwhelmingly while certain other religions don’t) there is range of support and opposition for any particular view. So people should not assume science and religion are in conflict simply because one religious view supports or one opposes it. He hoped in the future both will work together.