Tickets are on sale now for Capital Cities, performing live in concert in Halton Arena on April 13, with special guest Scavenger Hunt. Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian, the Los Angeles duo of composers, initially met on Craigslist in 2008. Working as jingle writers, they formed the indie electro band Capital Cities in 2010. In 2011, they released their debut EP with the song "Safe and Sound," an upbeat mesh of synths and melody that spread like wildfire across the Internet.
Ticket prices start at $15 for UNC Charlotte students and $22 for faculty, staff and the general public. Visit Halton Arena's website for details.
The U.S Embassy to Belgium and the U.S Mission to the European Union celebrated Black History Month in Brussels by hosting a lively discussion including panelist David Goldfield, the Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at UNC Charlotte. With other distinguished guests, Goldfield discussed the history of Black History Month as well as its relevance in today’s society.
Goldfield has served as an expert witness in voting rights cases, consulted for history museums, and works as an academic specialist for the U.S. State Department, leading seminars and workshops abroad on various aspects of American political culture and providing historical context for contemporary elections.