Lone Star College-Kingwood will celebrate Black History month with a gourmet dinner, followed by a free gospel concert on Saturday, February 28, 2009.
Jazz, blues, spirituals, and gospel all have their roots in African American lore and this annual event celebrates black history through music. This year's theme, "Set the Night to Music" will feature the sounds of jazz saxophonist John Rochelle and the gospel group Mighty Men of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.
The African American Student Association (AASA) under the direction of Dr. Rose Austin, faculty sponsor and Dean for Institutional Effectiveness, sponsors this annual event. "The community looks forward to this event each year," says Dr. Austin. "Many call months in advance for information. Guests not only get a lesson in history through song but also enjoy a lovely evening for a fraction of the cost they would pay for a similar event at another venue."
The evening will begin with a reception featuring saxophonist Rochelle at 5:30 p.m. A delicious dinner will follow. The cost of the reception and dinner is $25. Tickets are limited and reservations are required. Those attending the dinner will be given priority seating at the concert. CDs of artist John Rochelle will be available for purchase.
Topping off the evening, the Mighty Men of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the SFA Theatre. Under the direction of Grammy nominee Hanq Neal, this 35 plus member choir has performed at several venues across Houston including the Wortham Theatre. Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church is located on Wheeler Avenue near Texas South University and the University of Houston. The gospel concert is free and open to the public.
Dr. Austin encourages everyone to attend saying, "Prepare for an exciting evening of music and fellowship."
For more information or for tickets to the reception and dinner, please call 281-312-1448.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at 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 LoneStar.edu.