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Top events to do Tuesday: Edwidge Danticat, 'The Big Country" and the "Second Nature" art show


Edwidge Danticat: The acclaimed author of "Krik? Krak!" "The Farming of Bones," "The Dew Breaker" and "Brother, I'm Dying" returns to Books and Books (265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables) with "Claire of the Sea Light," a magical tale of a girl's precarious life in a small town in Haiti that the Los Angeles Times says "brims with enchantments and surprises." See Danticat at 8 p.m. Admission is free. 305-442-4408 or — Ben Crandell


"The Big Country": Cinema Paradiso film maven Rob Davis will lead a discussion about composer Jerome Moross, followed by a screening of "The Big Country," which includes his Oscar-nominated score. The classic 1958 western — directed by William Wyler and starring Carroll Baker, Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Jean Simmons and Burl Ives — will be screened at 7 p.m. The composer's daughter, Susanna Moross Tarjan, will take part in the evening, which begins with a courtyard reception at 6 p.m. $12, $10 seniors/students, $8 members. 503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-525-3456 or — Ben Crandell


"Second Nature": Six contemporary artists converge on the subject of landscapes at the Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery on the Broward College Central Campus, with an exploration of how influences of representation and abstraction become "second nature" during the creative process. Artists include Amze Emmons, Gregory Euclide, Charles Kanwischer, David Linneweh, Amanda Smith and Shona Macdonald. 3501 SW Davie Road, Building 6, in Davie. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday; 3-8 p.m. Wednesday. — Ben Crandell

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