Celebrate Spanish Culture During Unique Musical Storytelling Presentation



The Lone Star College-Montgomery Lyceum Speaker Series invites the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month during a presentation on Spanish culture by Jesus “Chuy” Negrete, a nationally-recognized educator and entertainer, on Tuesday, October 25, at 12 p.m., in the Recital Hall, located in the college’s Music Hall (Building H).
 
The presentation is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided, and a meet-and-greet reception will start at 11:30 a.m. in the same location.
 
During the performance, the audience will see an intimate view of Spanish culture through a blend of music, storytelling, and poetry. Negrete’s dazzling guitar skills will recount how music inspired the history and culture of the Mexican people.
 
Negrete, a native of Chicago, is the founder of the Mexican Cultural Institute, which is dedicated to the study of Mexican-American musicology, Chicano folklore, and culture, specifically highlighting the struggle of Mexican-American communities for self-determination.   
 
Aside from his doctoral degree from the University of California-Berkeley, Negrete earned degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Chicago State University with specialties in educational anthropology and ethnomusicology, or the comparative study of music of different cultures.
 
Negrete is also a Smithsonian and Bannerman Fellow for his work in reaching, studying and living among the indigenous immigrant non-Spanish speaking populations in Mexico.


The Lyceum Speaker Series at LSC-Montgomery provides a variety of free lectures throughout the fall and spring semesters that are based on sociological, historical, economical, political, psychological, and spiritual views. All students, staff, and faculty, as well as community members, are invited to attend any Lyceum event throughout the year.
 
For more information about this presentation, please contact Dr. Dominic Beggan, professor of political science at LSC-Montgomery, at 936.271.6219 or Dominic.M.Beggan@LoneStar.edu; or visit www.LoneStar.edu/lyceum-montgomery.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.