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Celebrate African-American music this month

June 12, 2014

The Wilson Daily Times, N.C.



June 12--RALEIGH -- Celebrate eastern North Carolina's gospel, blues, R&B, jazz and funk this month at four music events in four counties that spotlight the region's impact on American music.

A tribute to the musical heritage in eastern North Carolina has been planned for African American Music Appreciation Month including a gospel concert, an evening of jazz and performances featuring Wilson's Bill Myers, who recently was recognized with a North Carolina Heritage Award.

Several of the events include readings and book signings from the authors of "African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina."

Friday at 7 p.m., free

The Winston Band and African American Music Trails

reading and signing

Arts Council of Nash County

100 E. Washington St., Nashville, 459-4734

For more information, visit www.nasharts.org.

Friday, 7 p.m., $20

The Jones County Arts Council presents "A Gospel Stop on the African American Music Trails"

Jones County Civic Center

832 Highway 58, South, Trenton, 448-5111

Tuesday, 7 p.m., free

Concert in the Courtyard featuring The Monitors

Greene County Museum

107 N.W. Third St., Snow Hill

747-1999

The Concert in the Courtyard is a 90-minute musical performance with an intermission for refreshment. Lawn chairs can be set-up in the street or the parking lot at First Citizens Bank. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted.

Friday, June 20, 7 p.m., free

Jazz Showcase and African American Music Trails of Eastern N.C. reading and signing

Arts Council of Wayne County, Main Gallery

102 N. John St., Goldsboro

919-736-3300

For more information, visit www.artsinwayne.org.

To find out more about the music project, visit www.AfricanAmericanMusicNC.com. To purchase a copy of "African American Music Trails," visit UNC Press.

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