The Earl Scruggs Center is proud to present North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar Larry Reni Thomas and his presentation “Carolina Jazz Connections” on Wednesday, December 13th!
FREE program thanks to the North Carolina Humanities Council.
Exhibit admission not included.
Exhibit Admission: $12 adults |$8 seniors/college|$6 youth |5 and under FREE
Exhibit admission FREE for members.
On Wednesdays exhibit admission is FREE to Cleveland County residents.
Bring your own lunch, or pre-order a $10 prepared lunch.
This program consists of a series of interviews, stories and information about the Carolina jazz connection. It is a refreshing and entertaining way to answer the puzzling and intriguing question: Why are there more than seventy jazz personalities who were born in North Carolina? Some say it’s in the water, others that it comes straight out of the church, and still others who say it just comes from the old-fashioned blues. The Carolina Jazz Connection contends that the answer may be a little of all three, and that the connection tells the history, struggles, triumphs, and evolution of the African American from chattel to citizen.
North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar Larry Reni Thomas is a veteran jazz writer, radio announcer, and historian.
This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Bring your own lunch or pre-order a $10 prepared lunch:
6″ Grilled Chicken Sub
6″ Grilled Steak Sub
6″ Vegetarian Sub
All subs come with chips. All prepared lunches come with a choice of bottled water or canned soda.
Please place your order by Monday, December 11th at noon.