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GORMAN COOK PHOTOGR APHY Giordano Dance Chicago performs at the Edison Theatre on Saturday. continued from page 22 [LECTURE] WEDNESD AY | 04.15 [DOCUMENT AR Y] | RICHARD III: THE KING UNDER THE CAR PARK King Richard III has a black reputation because of his alleged child murdering, brother killing and general ruthlessness. That all resulted in his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field, and his eventual burial in a Greyfriars church. The abbey was eventually destroyed, and Richard’s body was lost to history. But in 2012 a team of archaeologists from the University of Leicester began a search for his corpse in central Leicester — and they found it under a parking lot. Richard Buckley was the team’s lead archaeologist, and today he presents an illustrated lecture on the quest entitled “ Richard III: The King Under the Car Park: The True Story of the Search for the Burial Place of England’s Last Plantagenet King .” 7:30 p.m. Tue., Apr. 14. Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-746-4599 or www.mohistory.org). Free — P AUL F RISWOLD admission. [S A TURD A Y 4. 1 1 ] O Hubert Lanzinger’s Der Bannerträger (The Standard Bearer) is one of almost 10,000 works of German military and Nazi propaganda art the US Army seized after the war as part of the effort to denazify German society. This and 400 other Nazi-era artworks still considered politically charged remain in the US Army’s custody today. Oil on wood, ca. 1934–36. — US Army Center of Military History, Washington, DC. THE POWER OF NAZI PROPAGANDA f all the weapons Adolf Hitler wielded during the Second World War, none was more powerful than his propaganda ma-chine. The Missouri History Museum’s new exhibit, State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda , examines how Hitler and his cronies used propa-ganda to seize and maintain power by appealing to the common people, ultimately popularizing total war and mass murder. The traveling exhibition, organized by the United States Holocaust Memo-rial Museum, opens this weekend. A number of lectures, panel discussions and screenings will be hosted throughout the year in conjunction with the exhibit. Daily through Sept. 7. Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Av-enue; 314-746-4599 or www.mohistory.org). — M ARK F ISCHER Free admission. In 1939 nearly 1,000 Jews sold their belongings in a desperate bid to escape the rise of the Nazis. They needed the money to pay for visas, vari-ous bribes and to book passage on the luxury liner St. Louis . Their goal was to seek asylum in Cuba, but they were denied entry. For a month they cruised from country to country, trying to find sanctuary; they were denied by every country in the Americas. Eventually the St. Louis sailed back to Europe and the passengers were accepted by Holland, France, Belgium and England. And then the war started and every country except England fell to the Nazis, doom-ing most of the original passengers. Maziar Bahari’s documentary The Voyage of the St. Louis recounts this sad tale using the captain’s diary and first-hand accounts from the few survivors. The film screens today at the University City Public Library. 7 p.m. Wed., Apr. 15. University City Public Library (6701 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-6005 or www.ucityli-— P AUL F RISWOLD brary.org). Free admission. Planning an event, exhibiting your art or put-ting on a play? Let us know and we’ll include it in the Night & Day section or publish a listing in the online calendar — for free! Send details via e-mail (calendar@riverfronttimes.com), fax (314-754-6416) or mail (6358 Delmar Bou-levard, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63130, attn: Calendar). Include the date, time, price, con-tact information and location (including ZIP code). Please submit information three weeks prior to the date of your event. No telephone submissions will be accepted. Find more events online at www.riverfronttimes.com. THE VOYAGE OF THE ST. LOUIS 24 RIVERFR ONT TIMES APRIL 9-15, 2 015 riverfronttimes.com

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