The UNC Charlotte Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Will Campbell, will present "Stepping Stones to Freedom: Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement," at 7:30 PM, Tuesday, April 22, in Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts.
"Stepping Stones to Freedom" commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act with a multimedia performance that includes music by Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, as well as "Strange Fruit," Charles Mingus's "Fables of Faubus" and the civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome." Guest artists Carl Ratliff, saxophone, and Toni Tupponce, vocals, will join the ensemble for this event.
Tickets are $6 for general admission, $5 for UNC Charlotte faculty/staff and seniors, and $4 for all students and can be obtained by calling 704-687-1849, in person at the Robinson Hall Box Office, or online.
Eight UNC Charlotte alumni from the William States Lee College of Engineering are collaborating on building the first new commercial nuclear reactors in the United States in the past 30 years. These former classmates include Kevin Departhy, George Gora, Chuck Jenkins, Justin Marsh, Gregg Nantz, Dustin Parks, Rebecca Parks and Weston Trimble.
The team is constructing Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 for Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. CB&I and Westinghouse are building the new Westinghouse AP1000 Advanced Passive Light Water Reactors at the existing plant site near Waynesboro, Ga. CB&I is performing the engineering, procurement and construction for the project.
Click here to read the full article, which describes how their education prepared them for this endeavor.