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    July 21, 2014 - 4:26pm
    If you're like me, you're fascinated by actors who can transform themselves on stage and play multiple characters convincingly in a sitting. That's acting. Happily, once in a while a new talent comes to us with such presence and authenticity, the artistic merit of the work cannot be denied. Nadia P. Manzoor's one-woman autobiographical play Burq Off! -which breezed into Los Angeles for a mere three-day run on its way to San Francisco-is one such ennobling and humanizing tour de force.

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  • nadia-burq-off.jpg
    July 21, 2014 - 4:26pm
    If you're like me, you're fascinated by actors who can transform themselves on stage and play multiple characters convincingly in a sitting. That's acting. Happily, once in a while a new talent comes to us with such presence and authenticity, the artistic merit of the work cannot be denied. Nadia P. Manzoor's one-woman autobiographical play Burq Off! -which breezed into Los Angeles for a mere three-day run on its way to San Francisco-is one such ennobling and humanizing tour de force.
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    June 26 - August 29 at the Inside/Outside Gallery
    July 15, 2014 - 4:19pm
    From a design perspective, what do we really know about the Arab world or Iran? A window into these cultures, which use the Arabic script for writing and design, has opened at the Levantine Cultural Center, which is hosting the exhibtion LOCAL/NOT LOCAL, a modern collection of contemporary Arabic and Iranian typography and calligraphy at the Inside/Outside Gallery. The show opened June 26 and will be on view through August 29, 2014, with a closing event on Thursday, August 28th.
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    May 25, 2014 - 10:11pm
    Every year, right before the Memorial Day weekend, I find myself in a quandary: Am I supposed to remember only the American fallen—the soldiers and officers killed in battle around the world? What of the millions of foreign civilians and soldiers our bombs and other munitions have killed since 1945? Is it right, on Memorial Day, to remember only our own?
  • May 21, 2014 - 4:01pm
    2014-2015 Partnership Levels & Benefits Underwrite the Levantine Cultural Center for a new year, July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015. With your support and expertise we can reach new heights together-please select the level of support that best suits you (response deadline June 21, 2014):