Culture & Community



Roots Concert Series presents ...

Josh Calhoun

October 13 Thu 7pm


Donations at the door go to the musician        Cash bar


Josh is a Wisconsin homegrown singer-songwriter whose soulful songs are drawn from folk, blues, jazz, R&B, gospel, finger-style guitar playing and swing.



with Elaine Strite


Wed, October 26 and November 3, 10 & 17 7pm at ArtStart, 68 S. Stevens St., downtown Rhinelander Admission by donation Cash bar available


Oct. 26

The Nightingale's Prayer (1959). This classic black-and-white drama is based on a novel by Taha Hussein. Set in Upper Egypt, the movie unfolds around an honor killing and the attempt to avenge it. Starring is Faten Hamama, who became the leading actress of her generation.


Nov. 3

Al-Karnak (1975). A sensation when it was released, this film is based on a story by Naguib Mahfouz, Egypt's Nobel Laureate writer and it examines political instability through a group of students who experience detention during the Nasser years.


Nov. 10

Terrorism and Kebab (1992). This action comedy looks at the frustrations of dealing with Egypt's bureaucracy, an everyday problem for all Egyptians. Adel Imam, the country's most celebrated comedic actor, portrays a father who wants to transfer his son to another school, only to be stymied at every turn.


Nov. 17

Asmaa (2011). In this contemporary drama Hend Sabry portrays Asmaa, a village woman who moves to Cairo and discovers she has AIDs. A talk show host, played by Maged El Kedwani, convinces her to appear on his show to increase public awareness.


Elaine Strite spent 27 years in the Middle East, 15 in Egypt, ten in the occupied Palestinian territory, and two in Lebanon. She has worked as a journalist, an organizer of income generating projects for women, a consultant for handicraft marketing and as a USAID-funded director of scholarship and education support projects. Strite has a Master’s Degree in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan.