Monday, September 3, 2012

Former NY Yankee, band will promote the arts

Baseball player-turned-bandleader Bernie Williams and his band will headline a late-night concert Tuesday at the McGlohon Theater promoting the support of the arts.  

The ArtsJam concert is parts of ArtsVote2012, a national initiative launched by the advocacy group Americans for the Arts.  ArtsVote2012 is aimed at "ensuring that the arts impact federal elections," according to the concert announcement from the Arts & Science Council. The ASC is the local partner for the concert and ArtsSpeak, an invitation-only panel discussion Tuesday afternoon. 

The afternoon panelists will include former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu; Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx; and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn; Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers and bandleader Williams. They'll talk about the value of the arts and arts education, and they'll "underscore the importance of developing strong public policies" supporting the arts, the ASC says. 

Bernie and the All-Stars, the ex-Yankee's Latin Grammy-nominated musical group, will perform at 11 a.m. at the McGlohon Theater. "As a special thank you to Charlotte," the announcement says, Mecklenburg and Charlotte teachers and municipal workers, members of the military and college students can get two free, non-transferable tickets to the ArtsJam by visiting the Belk Theater box office.  Details: 704-372-1000. 


Anonymous said...

Since when is 11 "a.m." considered late night. You'd better get your time straight or else this is going to be a sparsely attended show.

P.S. I'm really getting tired of these illegible captcha words.