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>Kmiec, Falletta to attend music center dedication

Bishop Edward U. Kmiec and JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, will be featured guests when Holy Angels Academy, Shoshone Drive and Hertel Avenue, dedicates its new music center at 6 p.m. April 4.

The music center, installed on the third floor of the academy's former convent, includes a 700-square-foot rehearsal studio, five practice rooms and storage space for instruments and other supplies.

"We're proud to be adding this music center and the expanding music curriculum it will house to our already strong course offerings in art and academics generally," said Principal JoAnne Grippi.

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>Video shows implications of slavery for today

S. Pearl Sharp will present her award-winning documentary, "The Healing Passage: Voices From the Water," at Canisius College on March 31.

The 90-minute video discusses present-day ramifications of slavery by looking at the work of cultural artists. It will be shown from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. in the Regis Room of the student center.

Sharp, whose commentaries are heard on National Public Radio, also will present a workshop, "Reclaiming Your Ancestral Power," from 2 to 4 p.m. April 1 in the Regis Room. For more information, call 888-2787.

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