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.
UNC Charlotte’s Collegiate Recovery Community will be the beneficiary of the inaugural Charlotte Heroes in Recovery 6K Run/Walk scheduled for 8:00 AM, Saturday, June 21, at Reedy Creek Park.
According to its website, Heroes in Recovery is a movement ignited by Foundations Recovery Network and the widespread community to eliminate the social stigma that keeps individuals with addiction and mental health issues from seeking help.
"This race is the type of community event that draws attention to the important work that we do every day," stated Carol Rose, marketing specialist for the Collegiate Recovery Community. "We work hard to break down the cultural stereotypes and stigmas associated with addiction, and we want people to celebrate recovery and put the spotlight on healthy lifestyles."