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Rock The Screen: Great Rock'N'Roll Concert Films - The Beatles

Film: The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Grab an all access pass to some of the greatest shows ever by rock and roll’s most iconic performers at the peak of their popularity and talent.  Explore how cinema language, musical expression, live performance, and fan cultures intermingle to create some of the most powerful musical media of the last century. Each class will feature capsule lectures on the performers and film directors followed by critical discussions of the films themselves.
CLTR:704 | 1 session | $17 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P01 | Tu 6-9 p.m. | Daniel Yezbick, Ph.D. | March 5 | WW, 102B

Rock The Screen: Great Rock'N'Roll Concert Films - Bob Dylan

Film: Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back (1967)
Grab an all access pass to some of the greatest shows ever by rock and roll’s most iconic performers at the peak of their popularity and talent.  Explore how cinema language, musical expression, live performance, and fan cultures intermingle to create some of the most powerful musical media of the last century. Each class will feature capsule lectures on the performers and film directors followed by critical discussions of the films themselves.
CLTR:704 | 1 session | $17 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P02 | Tu 6-9 p.m. | Daniel Yezbick, Ph.D. | March 26 | WW, 102A

Rock The Screen: Great Rock'N'Roll Concert Films - Talking Heads

Film: Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense (1984)
Grab an all access pass to some of the greatest shows ever by rock and roll’s most iconic performers at the peak of their popularity and talent.  Explore how cinema language, musical expression, live performance, and fan cultures intermingle to create some of the most powerful musical media of the last century. Each class will feature capsule lectures on the performers and film directors followed by critical discussions of the films themselves.
CLTR:704 | 1 session | $17 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P03 | Tu 6-9 p.m. | Daniel Yezbick, Ph.D. | April 9 | WW, 102A

Rock The Screen: Great Rock'N'Roll Concert Films - Motown

Film: Standing in the Shadow of Motown (2002)
Grab an all access pass to some of the greatest shows ever by rock and roll’s most iconic performers at the peak of their popularity and talent.  Explore how cinema language, musical expression, live performance, and fan cultures intermingle to create some of the most powerful musical media of the last century. Each class will feature capsule lectures on the performers and film directors followed by critical discussions of the films themselves.
CLTR:704 | 1 session | $17 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P04 | Tu 6-9 p.m. | Daniel Yezbick, Ph.D. | April 30 | WW, 102A

UFOs in Missouri

Are you intrigued by the unknown? Unidentified Flying Objects are being spotted in the skies over Missouri. Come with an open mind to explore the most recent cases in your area and share your own experiences. Taught by the Chief Investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).
PERD:749 | 1 session | $29 Age 60+ | $29 Regular
P01 | Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Joe Palermo | March 9 | MC-SO, 105

Read All About It!: The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music comes to the Stifel Theater at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis on Saturday, March 30th. In this class, you will learn about the history behind the beloved musical by discussing the trivia, music, plot and performances of the show. Leave with a book by Maria Von Trapp about her life and the real story behind the famous singing family! Make a "note" to attend this class! Registration deadline 3/8.
CLTR:705 | 1 session | $14 Age 60+ | $19 Regular
P01 | Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Jacqueline Mink | March 16 | FV-C, 104

Explore Mayan Central America: A Travelogue

Our travelogue explores some of the major sites that attract tourists to El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize. We will "visit" some of the major ruins of the Mayan world, including Copan and Tikal as well as explore the interesting cultural aspects of the heart of Central America.
CLTR:702 | 1 session | $14 Age 60+ | $19 Regular
P01 | W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Richard Mueller | April 3 | FV-TC, 105

A Transgender Experience: Discussing Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Identity

This class explores the foundational ideas underlying categories like trans and transgender, illuminating the complexity of how gender works both in general and for trans people particularly. Topics covered include: a brief history, terminology, etiquette, and policy advocacy. Through tales of personal experience, the facilitator will debunk myths and provide information about the range of trans identities and experiences. Participants will gain comfort talking about trans issues, and have a chance to explore how these issues are relevant to them in their communities.
CLTR:701 | 1 session | $18 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P01 | Tu 6-9 p.m. | Stephanie Thurmer | April 16 | FP-C, 219

Explore Myanmar: A Travelogue

Join us as we "visit" one of Asia's most exotic places: Myanmar. Sometimes called Burma, MyanMarch is beautiful in architecture and scenery. It has some of the world's most spectacular pagodas and temples as well as an element of public policy that is highly controversial.
CLTR:702 | 1 session | $14 Age 60+ | $19 Regular
P02 | Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Richard Mueller | April 25 | FP-C, 213

Is Everything Really Getting Worse?

In the US and the world it seems that challenges of society such as crime, terrorism, poverty, inequality, wars, prejudice, health, the environment, education, immigration, political systems and moral values are getting worse. But are they really? Should we be pessimistic about the future or optimistic? Will our children and grandchildren inherit a world of even greater challenges than what we had? This class will present facts (not feelings or personal observations) so that you can come to your own conclusion through sound reasoning. You may be quite surprised at the outcome.
CLTR:703 | 2 sessions | $19 Age 60+ | $29 Regular
P01 | Tu 7-9 p.m. | Jan Worley | April 16-April 23 | MC-SO, 205

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