Kim Phuc / Peter May / Symphony search


Kim Phuc The subject of a historic Vietnam War photo speaks soon in Davis. Today on Insight, Kim Phuc tells you about her experience during the war, what it was like to be the subject of an iconic Pulitzer Prize winning photo and how she hopes to help others.

Kim Phuc presents "Learning to Forgive" at 8 p.m. today in Jackson Hall at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, University of California, Davis. Information: (530) 754-ARTS. Phuc also participates in a panel discussion, "Can an Image Change the World?," at 4 p.m. today in Jackson Hall.

Peter May Mystery writer Peter May tells you about his two new books, "The Fourth Sacrifice" and "Extraordinary People." "The Fourth Sacrifice" is the follow-up to "The Firemaker" in his popular China Thrillers series, and "Extraordinary People" is the first in a brand new series set in France and features Scottish forensics scientist Enzo Macleod. He's in Davis for a book-signing event.

Peter May appears at 7:30 p.m. today at The Avid Reader, 616 Second St., Davis. Information: (530) 758-4040.

Symphony search The Modesto Symphony Orchestra has invited five conductors from around the country to audition for the Music Director position. Each will conduct the Modesto Symphony Orchestra for one Classics Concert and participate in a week-long residency with the opportunity to meet the various MSOA constituent groups. The latest candidate, Lara Webber, tells you what it's like to participate in such an intense job search.

 
Monday, February 05, 2007