Fall at the Cowan Center

by admin on September 18, 2010

in Tyler Businesses

When writing on up- coming events in our area, it always pays to keep an eye the UT- Tyler Cowan Center. They have done a terrific job of keeping a good flow of authors, actors, heads of state, and other dignitaries flowing through Tyler. Through the end of September and into October the center will be welcoming some extremely interesting and accomplished men.

Mr. Oscar Arias, is the former president of Costa Rica, and the 1985 winner of the Nobel Peace prize. In the nineteen eighties he worked to establish peace I Central America, and helped the nations there find a voice among the louder yells of period superpowers. While his politics lean to the left, his first hand take on events brings to life a complex and complicated string of events. Mr. Arias has spent his professional life working to advance peace as well as free and progressive government in Central America. He will be appearing in Tyler on the twenty first of this month.

John Lithgow is the winner of a number of awards. He has been in too many films to list here and has starred on the Broadway stage as well. On September thirtieth he brings his one man show to the Cowan Center. Mr. Lithgow will perform Stories by Heart, which is taken from the noted classic Uncle Fred Flitsby P.G. Wodehouse, and Haircut, by Ring Lardner. Mr. Lithgow also incorporates tales from his own life in the telling. With a career that has been long and prolific, his appearance in Tyler promises to be an enjoyable event.

What can I say here that we don’t already know about the Former President? After serving as Governor of our beloved state, Mr. George W. Bush presided over one of the most trying and dangerous periods in our history. He was derided constantly by those who opposed him even while remaining committed to protecting the country from the threat of terrorism. His plain spoken style re-assured the nation in the dark days following 9-11. Agree or disagree with his politics, there was never any doubt that Mr. Bush did his best to follow policy that he believed right. No can know for sure what the future holds for the President’s legacy, but it will surely record that Mr. Bush’s term was formative in terms of foreign policy. Since his retirement, the President has returned to his home state to build his library, write and speak. He will visit Tyler on October sixteenth, as a headliner of the Distinguished Lecture Series this fall. For more information on the series, or just to peak at what’s coming up at the Cowan Center, visit their webpage at http://www.cowancenter.org/index.htm.

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