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According to Howard Szigeti, founder of the Unique Lives and Experiences lecture series almost twenty years ago in Toronto, it’s a girl thing: “The overall spirit of the concept is to bring compelling female role models to speak to a room filled nearly exclusively with women,” he says. “Women talking to women has always been the mission.” And it seems like a good formula. The series, a recurring event in Denver for eleven years now, continues to bring marvelous women to town, making each lecture what Szigeti calls “Monday Night Football for women.” Right. Give that a moment’s thought and you’ll know exactly what he means.

Grab your girlfriend, then, and get ready to bond over tonight’s lecture with CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour, a true woman of the world who’s a familiar face no matter where she’s broadcasting from, and her husband, James Rubin, a fellow journalist and former assistant secretary of state for foreign affairs. And notice that Rubin is the secondary speaker. That’s all you need to know.

Amanpour and Rubin speak at 7:30 p.m. at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex; call 1-877-872-8124 for tickets or visit
Mon., May 18, 7:30 p.m., 2009


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