Events

Events

E.g., 2014-07-22

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

10:15 AM Cántaro - Mexican Children’s Group in Concert at Ruiz Branch

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pages

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Cover of the book Bel canto : a novel
By Ann Patchett.
Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in through the air-conditioning vents and takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different countries and continents become compatriots.Friendship, compassion, and the chance for great love lead the characters to forget the real danger that has been set in motion and cannot be stopped.