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KU events this week: Encore of Carnegie Hall performance; John Brown; WWII 'Codebreaker'


Though both basketball teams — along with the Crunchy Chicken Cheddar Wrap, it appears — have exited their respective tournaments, life soldiers on at KU. Here's your events roundup for the coming week:

• The KU Wind Ensemble will perform "In the Shadow of No Towers," the reflection on the 9/11 attacks that it played at Carnegie Hall last week, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lied Center. Tickets are free, assuming there are any remaining. You can reserve them by calling 864-2787 or by clicking this link.

• Kevin Willmott, the filmmaker and associate professor of film and media studies at KU, will appear at the Dole Institute of Politics next week to discuss the significance of the Tuskegee Airmen through the lens of the 2012 film "Red Tails." But the event starts this week with two free screenings of the movie. They're set for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Dole Institute's Simons Media Room and 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Centennial Room at the Kansas Union.

• We told you a few weeks back that the KU Honors Program would be screening a documentary series called "Chinese Restaurants," which uses family-run Chinese restaurants around the world as a way to look at how Chinese identity and culture have spread. Those screenings will conclude Wednesday at an event that includes a Q-and-A with the director and producer afterward. That's 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium.

• Professor of history Jonathan Earle will take part in an event called "Reconstructing John Brown" on Thursday, during which he'll interview Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Tony Horwitz about the anti-slavery crusader. That's at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Hall downtown.

• Another event from the Honors Program is one that was snowed out earlier in the semester. It's a screening of the film "Codebreaker," originally shown on TV in the U.K. last year. It's about Alan Turing, who broke codes during World War II, was an early computer scientist and did many other things, too. Patrick Sammon, the film's executive producer, will be there to introduce it and answer questions afterward.

As always, I very well may have missed something of interest. If you think that's the case, add it in the comments below. And keep those KU news tips coming to merickson@ljworld.com.

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