Thomas Nelson Community College Presents Black History Month Calendar of Events

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Thomas Nelson Community College will observe Black History Month with a series of presentations, lectures and other activities that reflect the many contributions of African Americans. The month-long celebration begins Tuesday, February 2 and culminates February 26.

For more information regarding Thomas Nelson Community College’s Black History Month event series, contact Ms. Sandra Robertson at 825-3678.

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Family Eversole Brings Bluegrass Music to TNCC’s Mary T. Christian Auditorium

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The Family Eversole brings its signature brand of bluegrass music to Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Mary T. Christian Auditorium Friday, Oct. 17 in Templin Hall, Hampton. Open to the public, the free concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and is sponsored by TNCC’s Cultural Affairs Committee.

Formed on the heels of Andrew Eversole’s 2008 debut record release entitled, “Creature,” The Family Eversole is a tight-knit group of folks, friends and musicians that infuses sheer emotion, mastery, and conviction in to every song they perform taking listeners along for the enjoyable ride. Andrew’s twofold mission in music is to “create exceptional recordings of original and traditional music, and to “bring this music to the hearts and minds of people through powerful live performances.”

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2008 Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival set for April 12 at TNCC

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The Seventh Annual Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival, hosted by the Natchel’ Blues Network, will be presented at Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Hampton, on April 12 from 4:00-9:30 p.m. The free event ? made possible with support from the Hampton Arts Commission and the TNCC Cultural Affairs Committee ? is open to the public.

The festival line up this year includes winners of the Tidewater area’s International Blues Competition, Bobby “Blackhat” Walters and Larry B.; a workshop by well-known Hampton Roads guitarist, Amy Ferebee; and regional and national artists, Bill Sheffield and K.J. James. Headlining the festival is multitalented Daryl Davis, a keyboardist, vocalist and guitarist. The Maryland resident is also an author, professional actor, and lecturer.

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Internationally Known African Drummers and Dance Company WACONGO to Perform at TNCC

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In honor of Black History Month, internationally known drummers and dance company, WACONGO, will be performing in the Mary T. Christian Auditorium at Thomas Nelson Community College, on Feb. 8 at 8:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, this event is being sponsored by the TNCC Cultural Affairs Committee.

Led by artistic director Elie Kihonia, WACONGO Dance Company is a traditional ensemble of master drummers, dancers and musicians from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who perform the ancestral songs and dances of Central Africa. WACONGO artists have extensively toured Europe, Asia, and North and South America.

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TNCC’s Choral Ensemble and Brass Ensemble to Present Spring Concerts

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Thomas Nelson Community College invites the community-at-large to the performance of the College’s Brass Ensemble on Thursday, April 26 and the Choral Ensemble on Friday, April 27. The two free concerts will each be held at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the College’s Hampton campus at 7:30 p.m.

The Brass Ensemble’s concert features festive music of the Renaissance, the inspired and heroic music of the Baroque and the lyrical, elegant music of the Classical era. Also included in the program are solo vocal performances of patriotic and hymnal favorites. The Choral Ensemble’s concert features African-American spirituals, the choral music of Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart, along with selections from Andrew L. Webber’s, Phantom of the Opera. A brass Quartet will accompany the Choral Ensemble.

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Rory Block to Headline the Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival at Thomas Nelson Community College

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Saturday, 07 April 2007 The Seventh Annual Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival, hosted by the Natchel Blues Network, will be presented at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the Hampton campus of Thomas Nelson Community College from 4:00 -9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. The festival features performances by “Living Legend” and two-time Blues Music Award Winner, Rory Block, with a workshop, “Wild Women Get the Blues” by W. C. Handy award winner, Gaye Adegbalola of Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women. Blues Committee will open the festival. The festival, which is free and open to the public, is made possible with support from the Hampton Arts Commission and the Thomas Nelson Community College Cultural Affairs Committee.

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