Starlight Summer Concert Series kicks off fourth season
Grammy−nominee and Verve recording artist Regina Carter will headline the 2002 Starlight Summer Concert Series. All Starlight events take place at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater on the Kennesaw State University campus and are free and open to the public.
(Sep 18, 2002) — Grammy−nominee and Verve recording artist Regina Carter will headline the 2002 Starlight
Summer Concert Series. All Starlight events take place at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater
on the Kennesaw State University campus and are free and open to the public.
The series‚ which celebrates its fourth anniversary this summer‚ regularly attracts more than 1‚000 attendees for each concert. The first concert was May 5. It featured the popular KSU Jazz Ensemble in a tribute to Count Basie‚ Duke Ellington and other great composers of the big band era.
"In addition to our usual mix of jazz styles‚ we have added a few new items this year‚" Joseph Meeks‚ dean of the School of the Arts‚ said. "These include pyrotechnics at one concert and a theater presentation."
The pyrotechnic display will round out the Starlight Independence Day observation‚ "Star Spangled Spectacular‚" June 30. The Fort Mac Band will perform several rousing patriotic numbers to launch the community’s celebrations. The new Starlight Summer Stock Theater Company will present "Godspell" July 19−21.
"We hope that this will be the first of many summer theater productions at KSU‚" John Gentile‚ chair of the theater department‚ said.
Regina Carter‚ the celebrated jazz violinist from Detroit‚ brings her renowned mix of soul‚ swing and jazz to the Starlight Concert Series Aug. 4. With four CDs to her credit‚ her release "Rhythms of the Heart" was selected as one of Time magazine’s top 10 recordings in 1999 and the recent "Motor City Moments."
Also this year‚ the School of the Arts is launching the Young Performing Jazz Artist Competition‚ recognizing high school musicians of outstanding talent. The winner of the competition will be presented with a scholarship and will perform at the last concert of the series Aug. 18.
"We want every Starlight Series to be more memorable than the last‚" Meeks said. "This is our thank you to the community for its support throughout the year."
For a complete schedule of this season’s events‚ check−out the calendar
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