Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Art, Media, and Deaths

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Art, Media, and Deaths

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Two exhibitions, "The History of Muslims in Washington, DC" and 'A Look at Muslim Americans of Yesterday and Today," are on view through June 15 at the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage at 1816 12th St., NW (between S and T Sts.) in Washington, DC. The first exhibit highlights the history of Muslim Americans in the national capital, going back more than 200 years to a Muslim resident of Georgetown, and including the growth and development of a Muslim community in the Shaw neighborhood, where the Marshall Center is located. The second exhibit, on the Center's second floor, examines early 20th century Muslim American residents as well as those of today. Sponsored in part by the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, the Shaw Heritage Trust, and Collections & Stories of American Muslims, Inc. (CSAM), the exhibit is open Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For group tours and additional information, contact CSAM at (202) 678-6906, e-- mail .

The Al Kasaba Theatre of Ramallah will present "Alive From Palestine: Stories Under Occupation," deemed "necessary theatre" by The Guardian (UK) for its intimate glimpse into ordinary lives. Through the sponsorship of Yale University, the stage play will be presented June 25 to 29 at The Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT (203) 787-4282; July 5 at La Mirada Theatre in Los Angeles (562) 944-9801, and July 7 at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts (415) 567-6642.

MOSAIC: World News From the Middle East features TV news programs from Palestine, Lebanon, the UAE, Egypt, Iraq, Syria and other Mideast countries. Broadcast daily at 11 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Pacific time as part of WorldLink's "Global Perspectives" programming bloc, MOSAIC presents unedited newscasts translated into English. Launched with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the free service of the WorldLink TV satellite channel is available on the EchoStar DISH Network (channel 9410), DIRECTV (channel 375) and on participating public television stations.


Haim Cohen, a former Israeli Supreme Court justice and human rights pioneer, died April 10 in Jerusalem at the age of 91. …

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