FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Andrea J. Burney, APR
Director of Public Relations
DCC SETS 31st ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS
DANVILLE, VA, March 20, 2013 - Danville Community College’s
annual Celebration of the Arts enters its 31st year of providing
entertainment for students and the community. This year’s event
offers a variety of activities. The Celebration starts April 8
and continues through April 12.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday, April 8, 2013
Le Hotclub de Biglick - a style of music known
as "Gypsy Jazz” became popular in the 1930s. This style of music
was made famous by guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist
Stéphane Grappelli. Gypsy Jazz began with French musicians
trying to emulate the jazz music coming out of America, while
incorporating the gypsy influences that flavor their music.
Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Student Center.
Fred Motley, a storyteller/educator,
theatre director, and actor, has been professionally active
across the southeast and the nation for more than 30 years. He
performs, directs and gives workshops at festivals, colleges and
universities, schools, libraries and community events with a
special emphasis on African-American stories. Time: 4:00
p.m. Location: Student Center.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Kirby Wilkins, a lifelong native of
Reidsville, NC, lives with his wife Jenny and two cats in a
solar-powered home. He has played guitar for 42 years and
performed in bands since his teens. For the last 25 years, he
has played primarily solo. Wilkins repairs all types of stringed
instruments, builds custom electric guitars, and provides guitar
and bass lessons. Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Oliver Hall,
Temple Building. Wilkins will also conduct a workshop
on guitar building at 12:00 noon in Temple 109.
“Winnie the Pooh” will be presented by
the Union Street Theatre which provides a wide variety of
performing arts experiences for local children, youth and
adults. They offer education in all aspects of live theatre.
Through one-day classes, summer camps, and production of
nationally-known plays, Union Street Theatre is bringing the
magic of live performance to Southside Virginia. Children of all
ages are welcome to this performance. Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Student Center.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
John Hardy - “Rattlesnake” - In his
30-year career, Hardy has directed over 100 professional
productions and acted many of the great roles at some of the
nation’s finest theatres, including The Barter Theatre, The
Cincinnati Playhouse, and Off-Broadway at The Lamb’s Theatre. As
a playwright, he has had more than 50 productions of 15 plays
produced across the country and overseas. Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Oliver Hall, Temple Building.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wayne Alan, Celebrity magician, World Champion
Illusionist and the new owner of the Historic North Theatre.
Alan is the only American to ever win the gold medal for grand
illusion at the International Olympics of Magic. He has
performed on national TV on Entertainment Tonight, MTV, Inside
Edition, Good Morning America, ABC, NBC and CBS Network News
programs. He has also appeared with Oprah Winfrey, Larry King
and Maury Povich and acted as a consultant for David
Copperfield. Alan has performed thirteen times at the White
House and also the first magician to write a cookbook, titled
Magical Meatless Meals-Famous Foods from Famous People and
Places. Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Student Center.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Joey Crutchfield and Jim
Cooper present the Native American Education
Experience through art, dance, music, song, and story. Time:
6:30 p.m. Location: Oliver Hall, Temple Building.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information
about DCC’s Celebration of the Arts, contact Sherry Gott at
434.797.8566; toll-free: 800.560.4291, ext 8566; or
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