| Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration 2017: Book Display: Pioneers in African American History (Multi-Day Event)
Familiarize yourself with groundbreaking figures of African American history by visiting two displays at Geisel Library. On the main level of the library, there will be a display of select non-fiction books and DVDs that shine a spotlight on pioneers in African American history. On the lower level, resources written for a younger audience will be on display near the Juvenile Literature Collection. A companion webpage will highlight print and electronic resources available through the library as well as resources available on the Internet.
| Maceo Parker & His Legendary Funk Band
Dana Center - (Koonz Theatre)
Tenor saxophonist, singer, composer, and band leader Maceo Parker
is more than a legend; in musical circles, he is an icon. Prince called
him “The Teacher.” James Brown honored him as an essential part of his
band’s soul sound, with the catch phrase, “Maceo, I want you to blow!”
Maceo has collaborated with George Clinton, Ray Charles, Ani DeFranco,
James Taylor, the Dave Matthews Band, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
From his start in the 1960’s with James Brown, Maceo’s unique and
instantly recognizable style brought him respect, which later grew to
international fame and a string of albums that have an enormous
influence on a whole new generation of musicians.
No tricks here, no
fancy costumes or sensational staging. Maceo Parker captivates every
audience with his energy, passion, and the sheer virtuosity of his
playing. This special evening with Maceo Parker is an unbelievable
opportunity to hear a master at the peak of his work.
They even have their own street name on the Grand Concourse in
The Bronx, New York. What better way to enjoy a night out than with the group most guaranteed to deliver a knee-jumping,
heart pulsing evening that satisfies the soul and leaves you smiling!