During the 2019 African Lion exercise, there were 2,500 participants. Troops from Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Spain, France, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States participated.

RoseLee Goldberg had long been invested in contemporary performance art before her founding of the inter-disciplinary arts organisation Performa in New York in 2004. Born in Durban, South Africa, Goldberg studied political science and fine arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and then art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She was director of the Royal College of Art's Gulbenkian Gallery in London, championing artists like Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Marina Abramović, and Christian Boltanski. With her move to New York in 1975, Goldberg worked as curator at The Kitchen, where she developed an exhibition space, video programme, and performance series, curating the first solo exhibitions of Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo, and many others.

Jérôme Bel, Ballet (New York) (2015). Performance view: Performa 15, New York (1–22 November 2015). A Performa Commission. Courtesy Performa, Jérôme Bel. Photo: © Becky Elmquist.

Her first book, Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present (1979) remains a staple in art and curatorial education. Focusing on the United States and Europe, the monograph moves back and forth across both continents. It begins with actions by the Futurists in 1909 and moves through the decades to explore 1980s LGBT and AIDS activism and 1990s Soviet and Eastern European artists, whose lived experiences of political conflict inspired new threads of performance work; finally segueing to the influences of video and the internet.

Goldberg's recent book Performance Now: Live Art for the Twenty-First Century (Thames & Hudson 2018), maps the evolution of live art since the turn of the 21st century, looking at artistic practices beyond the U.S. and Western Europe to 'describe an ongoing living history being produced around the globe.' It includes chapters on performance as a global language, performance and politics, dance and choreography, theatre and performing architecture.

7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Friday, the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Del., $40, truebluejazz.org; 8 p.m., Saturday, the Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden, Del., $30, 302 475-3126, ardenconcerts.com; 7:30 p.m., Sunday, the Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville, $29.50-$40, 215-257-5808, theater.st94.com

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Erbil (AsiaNews) - "Many Kurds are pouring in from the eastern sector of Syria, from Hassaké and Qamishli" some have “sought refuge in a makeshift camp between Erbil and Dohuk, others in Zakho. There are hundreds, entire families" fleeing “the bombing" Fr. Samir Youssef, pastor of the diocese of Amadiya tells AsiaNews.

He is commenting on the "Source of Peace" operation being pursued by Turkey against the Kurds in northern Syria, which risks causing a new humanitarian emergency. Among the areas most at risk are Iraqi Kurdistan where the regional government "is preparing to welcome fleeing families".

The pastor of Enishke, among the beneficiaries of the AsiaNews campaign "Adopt a Christian from Mosul",which continues to face growing demands amid the disengagement of the international community, reports stories that "confirm the Turkish bombing of the cities".

Local television stations, in Iraqi Kurdistan, broadcast "dramatic images of civilians killed, in Qamishli Christians also died in the early days of the offensive". Here, he continues, "there are already families who came in 2013, at the beginning of the war and they never left. Others are on their way".

Fr. Samir-explains: "We are dealing with people who have really suffered. Some families had returned to Syria, to their native lands, to start a new life and were forced to flee again. In the recent past the presence of the Americans had guaranteed a certain stability in the north-east of Syria, their departure and the Turkish offensive has upset the situation and the families have decided to return to Kurdistan".

"We spoke with the priests of the area [theater of violence] - he continues - and from what we know there are also some Christian families fleeing Hassaké and Qamishli, who have already found shelter among relatives in Ankawa and Erbil".

However "the exodus continues" towards Iraqi Kurdistan which cannot accommodate everyone, thus giving rise to a further destabilization.

• The talk “Why Israel? — Repairing the World” will be at 7 p.m. today at the Calvary Alliance Church, 800 Marinus Lane in Pocatello. This talk will discuss the motivations behind Israeli innovations, from the environment to energy, farming to pharmacy, communications, medicine, military, high-tech and more. Admission is free, but seating is limited.