Acclaimed jazz singer Lois Dawson will perform Saturday,
Feb. 3 at
Coastal Carolina University as part of the 15th Annual African-American
Celebration. The celebration is designed to capture the art, history,
music and achievements of African-Americans. The series of events,
which began Jan. 12 with the "Peace Circle" honoring Martin Luther King
Jr., will be held through April 11 on Coastal's campus. All events,
with the exception of the Lois Dawson concert, are free and open to the
The following events are scheduled:
- Lois Dawson, called "the most promising vocalist to emerge in
recent years" by Independent Weekly, will perform Saturday, Feb. 3 at
7:30 p.m. in Wall Auditorium. Recipient of the 1998 Indies Arts Award,
Dawson has headlined the Duke Jazz Series, the Page Walker Jazz Series
and Jazz at Brevard. She has appeared in concerts with such jazz
luminaries as Jerry Butler, Roy Ayers and Arturo Sandoval. Tickets are
$10; $5 for students under age 18.
- The annual Greater Gospel Sing Out, which features the harmony of
Coastal's Gospel Choir with special guest choirs from around the
region, will be held Sunday, Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Wheelwright
- The Sankofa African-American Museum on Wheels, a traveling exhibit
highlighting African-American achievements and inventions, will be
displayed Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb.
21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Wall Auditorium.
- Coastal students, faculty and staff as well as community members
will read their own poems or those written by their favorite African-
American poets on Wednesday, March 28 at 12:30 p.m. in Wall Auditorium.
- Cultural Celebration, a day-long festival celebrating cultural
diversity through music, art, performance and food, will be held
Wednesday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Spadoni Park.
There will be a charge for refreshments and other items for sale.
For more information, contact Coastal's Office of Multicultural
Student Services at 349-2304.