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January 17, 2014
The Herald-Star

Society to show films of John Ford

STEUBENVILLE - Franciscan University of Steubenville's Film Society will host screenings of two films directed by four-time Academy Award winning director John Ford.

"The Quiet Man" will be shown at 7 p.m. on Jan. 24. Starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara and Barry Fitzgerald, the film tells the tale of an American escaping from his country and dark past to make a new home in his ancestral Ireland.

"Young Mr. Lincoln," a partly fictionalized biography about the early life of President Abraham Lincoln, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21. Starring Henry Fonda, the film follows the life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.

In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Ford directed more than 140 films and is considered one of the most influential filmmakers of his generation. He is most well known for his Western films, such as "Stagecoach" and "The Searchers" and adaptations of 20th-century American novels, such as "The Grapes of Wrath."

Both film screenings are free and open to the public and will take place in Anathan Theatre, located in the ground floor of Egan Hall. Panel discussions will follow the screenings.

RSVP offers tax assistance

FOLLANSBEE - The Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will offer free assistance to senior citizens and low-income families from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. each Tuesday, beginning Feb. 4.

Appointments should be made by calling (304) 527-3410.

Aid in completing tax returns is provided by trained volunteers through AARP's Tax Counseling for the Elderly program.

Wintersville planning commission to meet

WINTERSVILLE - The village's planning commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the Municipal Building, 200 Grove St., regarding a parking lot variance.

Chamber choir will perform at FUS

STEUBENVILLE - The Pittsburgh Camerata, an a capella chamber choir, will perform Jan. 25 at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel and will feature works from the middle of the choral ensemble's 38-year history when it entered its "fields of praise" era. The choir will perform works by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Johannes Brahms, Benjamin Britten and "Fern Hill" by John Corigliano.

The Pittsburgh Camerata features Renaissance/Baroque and 20th century music. Since its founding in 1974, the mixed choir has performed more than 1,000 pieces of music.

The concert is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Franciscan University Fine Arts Society.

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