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Jan. 11

Jan. 11, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Multimedia concert comes to MCC as part of Black History Month

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will kick-off Black History Month with “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz,” a Langston Hughes Project. The piece is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, which features the Ron McCurdy Quartet. The event will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, 6-8 p.m. at the Swanson Conference Center inside the Institute for the Culinary Arts on the College’s Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd and Sorensen Parkway. 

 

“Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” is a Hughes homage in verse, from music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. It is a twelve-part poem which Hughes scored with musical cues drawn from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie woogie, bebop and progressive jazz.

 

The event also features a meet and greet with a hors d’oeuvres buffet starting at 6 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 531-MCC-2253.

This event was funded in part by the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. 

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.