Chile: Clarifying an Image

President Kennedy extended the invitation in March 1961, during his speech launching the Alliance for Progress. "We invite our friends in Latin America to contribute to the enrichment of life and culture in the United States. We need access to your music, your art." Last week in Washington, the invitation was gladly accepted. With an evening of music and poetry, Chile opened a two-month-long "Image of Chile" program that will delve deeply into the country's music, literature, poetry, art, theater and folkways, and bring together a rainbow of celebrities—both from the U.S. and Chile.

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