Music

Lift Up Your Voice! Sets Two Voice Recitals

The 15 voice students of under the tutelage of Sandra Barnhardt will present the culmination of months of vocal coaching lessons in their Spring Recital under the theme of “Singing The Best Of Broadway”. The June 2nd recital will feature performances of popular and well loved classics such as Climb Every Mountain from “The Sound…

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Charleston Library Society to host “Jazz for Jenkins” with Tuffus Zimbabwe, Mayor Tecklenburg, and Quentin Baxter June 7

At 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, doors will open at the Charleston Library Society for a special program: a night of exhilarating jazz and riotous storytelling to benefit the Jenkins Institute for Children. Featuring Saturday Night Live pianist Tuffus Zimbabwe, the evening celebrates Charleston’s elaborate jazz history, specifically that of the Jenkins Orphanage Band.…

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For Frankie ‘The Big Bopper’ The Beat Goes On

By Barney Blakeney Charleston disc jockey and radio personality, the legendary Frankie ‘The Big Bopper’ Green, died April 18. He was 66. Green, a product of the Charleston peninsula’s Eastside neighborhood, parlayed a love for music and drumming into an unparalleled musical career that propelled him into local superstardom. Over the span of Green’s more…

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Beyoncé Announces Homecoming Scholars Award Program For 2018-2019 Following Her Historic Headlining Show At Coachella

Today, Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, announces the four schools to receive the newly established Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Universities, Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman, are all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  HBCUs are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil…

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Charleston Gospel Choir Spring Performance To Honor Civil Rights Icon James Weldon Johnson

The Charleston Gospel Choir is pleased to present its 2018 spring performance entitled James Weldon Johnson HIStory & Words Saturday, March 24, 5 p.m. at Charity Missionary Baptist Church, 1544 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston, under the musical direction of Dr. Lester S. Green, Jr., guest conductor. Through song and narration, the performance showcases and honors…

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16th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Celebrates HBCU Culture and Marching Band Tradition

A crowd of 62,000 fans, students and alumni took part in the 16th annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase (HBOB) on Saturday, where they enjoyed spectacular performances by eight of the nation’s top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) marching bands and GRAMMY Award-winning R&B group 112. This year’s HBOB theme, “March On. Dream…

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