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Faculty and Friends Concert Series Begins Aug. 29

The Department of Music's 2016-17 Faculty and Friends Concert Series opens on Monday, Aug. 29, with a tribute to the great jazz saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker.

Performed by the Faculty Jazz Quintet on "Bird's" birthday, the program showcases some of bebop’s best-known tunes, including "Parker’s Mood," "Shaw Nuff" and "Relaxin’ at Camarillo," as well as jazz standards that Parker’s brilliance made his own – "Cherokee," "Donna Lee" and "Embraceable You."

The Faculty Jazz Quintet features Will Campbell on saxophone, Mike Hackett on trumpet, Noel Freidline on piano, Ron Brendle on bass and Rick Dior on drums. The concert will be at 7:30 PM in the Rowe Arts Building, Recital Hall. Tickets are $10; $8 for UNC Charlotte faculty, staff, alumni and all students.

School Supplies Drive Runs through August 26

UNC Charlotte is joining University City Connect for a school supplies donation drive to benefit the institutions that comprise Governor’s Village.

From Tuesday, Aug. 9, through Friday, Aug. 26, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to donate school items for students in the four Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) that make up Governor’s Village: Morehead STEM Academy, Alexander Elementary, Martin Middle and Vance High. These schools are located less than five miles from the University.

Collection bins will be in Auxiliary Services Building, Barnhardt Student Activity Center, Cato Hall, EPIC, Facilities Management Building, Foundation Building, Reese Building and Woodward Hall. Requested items include pencils, pens, erasers, ruled (loose-leaf) paper and pocket folders; however, all school supplies are welcomed.