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David Bankston and Friends to perform April 3

March 21, 2014

Singer/songwriter/professor David Bankston will perform selections from his new CD “Here You Are: a retrospective” on Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. The evening will include selections from his award-winning CDs "Galvez Town" and "Jazz Blues Gospel Shoes." A ticket is required.

Some special guest and friends will accompany Bankston during the performance, which is part of CCU’s 2014 Celebration of Inquiry conference.

Bankston, a professor of music at CCU, was a member of the folk-rock group Manchild, which signed to Capitol Records in mid-1970s. Following the group's breakup, Bankston spent years performing in musical theatre and opera, including leading roles at the Houston Grand Opera and Washington Opera. His CD "Galvez Town" was named one of the "10 Best CDs of 2002" by The Sun News. "Jazz, Blues, Gospel Shoes" was released in 2007. Bankston earned a bachelor's degree in music from Louisiana State University in 1988, as well as master's and doctorate degrees in music from the University of South Carolina in 1991 and 1996, respectively.

Wheelwright Auditorium is located at 108 Spadoni Park Circle in Conway. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for CCU/HGTC Students/Faculty/Staff and children are free.

For tickets, contact the Wheelwright Box Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 843-349-2787 (ARTS).