American Stories in History Set to Music

Published on: January 18, 2008

The public is invited to join Lone Star College-Kingwood and the African American Student Association (AASA) for the college's popular dinner concert on February 2.

This year's event, entitled American Portraits: I, Too Sing America, will provide scenes from great musical works displaying snapshots of Afro-Americana.  Scenes from the rural south in Porgy and Bess, a desperate jealous husband in Highway USA, and travails of teammates in the Negro Baseball League in Bingo Long.

Some of the Houston area's greatest musicians such as Jason Oby, Leon Turner, Clarice Gatlin and John Cornelius will be performing.

Prior to the performance, guests are invited to attend a reception and dinner with the scheduled guests. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the Student and Fine Arts Building Atrium. Dinner guests will have priority seating at the performance.

Tickets for the reception and dinner are $25. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. For more information, call 281-312-1448. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and is open to the public.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at http://kingwood.lonestar.edu/.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/.