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 Botanical Gardens will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale Friday and Saturday, April 18 - 19, at the McMillan Greenhouse. Hours are 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM each day.
"We all look forward to the energy of the spring sale, seeing members of the gardening community, students, faculty and staff, all getting excited about what they can grow," said Paula Gross, assistant director of the Botanical Gardens. "We love being able to share the world of plants in this tangible way."
The sale, a major fundraising event that supports the operation of the Botanical Gardens, will feature a selection of native plants and exotic botanicals, including wildflowers, shrubs, perennials, tropical plants, succulents and carnivorous plants.