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Raven Performing Arts Theater

115 North Street

Healdsburg, CA 95448

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Winter 2018 Courses – Registration begins November 28

French Rhapsody: Art & Music of Turn of the Century France

Tuesdays 10-11:30 am, Jan 9 - Feb 13

The transition from Romanticism to Modernism was expressed nowhere with greater nuance and excitement than in France. In this multimedia, interdisciplinary course we’ll encounter Faure, Ravel, Debussy, Satie and Stravinsky in music, Renoir, Picasso, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Suzanne Valadon, Degas , Toulouse Lautrec and Salvador Dali in art, the Ballet Russe and the notorious Nijinsky and the fascinating and unconventional American patrons behind the circles of genius: The Stein Family and the Princess de Polignac, known in America as the sewing machine heiress Winnaretta Singer.

Kayleen Asbo, PhD

Kayleen Asbo is a passionate scholar, cultural historian, musician, writer and teacher. She weaves myth, music, psychology, history and art with experiential learning. She teaches regularly for the Osher Life Long Learning Institutes at Berkeley, SSU and Dominican as well as guest lecturer at many prestigious institutions in the US and abroad. In addition, Kayleen is a pre-concert lecturer with the San Francisco Opera and the music historian in residence for the Santa Rosa Symphony. www.kayleenasbo.com


War in the Pacific: What We Now Know 75 Years After Pearl Harbor

Thursdays 10-11:30 am, Jan 11 - Feb 15

The War in Asia and the Pacific was a cataclysmic event with consequences that continue today. Chris covers the familiar story of the Pacific War, beginning with developments in China in the 19th/early 20th centuries, exploring events in India and Southeast Asia, as well as the political dimensions in Tokyo and Washington. We examine post-1945 consequences, particularly for decolonization and China’s future. Special attention is given to Japan’s paradoxical path to war with the United States, the continuing public fascination with Pearl Harbor, China’s underappreciated contributions to allied victory, the decisive role of American production and tech innovation, the USSR’s role in bringing the war to an abrupt conclusion in 1945, and ongoing controversies surrounding the use of atomic bombs.

Chris O’Sullivan, PhD

Chris O’Sullivan (BA UC Berkeley, PhD University of London School of Economics) has conducted archival research on WW II for several decades, authored a number of books about the era, including the forthcoming Frank Knox: Rough Rider in FDR’s War Cabinet (2018). Chris has been a most popular FORUM instructor since our inception.


Registration begins 11/28/2017. Classes held at Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North Street, Healdsburg.

Enrollment Fee: $95 for each six-week course. Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable (see back side for enrollment form).

Presented by Healdsburg American Association of University Women (AAUW). Proceeds support local educational programs and scholarships for women and girls. For more information, go to
healdsburg-ca.aauw.net.

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