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February 2018

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In the 150 years since the founding of Fayetteville State Universi- ty, African-Americans have had a profound impact on the world of music. To celebrate the university's sesquicentennial and recognize those contributions, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra will perform "1867-2017: A 150-Year Celebration Concert" at Seabrook Auditori- um at 1200 Murchison Road Feb. 10, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The concert will explore the influence of African-Americans on music composed during that 150-year period, using works by Scott Joplin, George Gershwin and William Grant Still. Julia Atkins, director of artistic operations and marketing for the orchestra, said the composers were chosen for their connection to African-American music. "Joplin was chosen for his ragtime music, he's often called the father of ragtime," she said. "Gershwin was very heavily influenced by jazz music, and Still is a very famous African American composer, one of the first famous African-American composers." The orchestra will perform with world-renowned soprano Angela Brown, who has worked with operas and symphonies across the globe. Brown made a name for herself by, among other performances, portraying the princess Aida in the Giuseppe Verdi opera of the same name. Tickets are available online at www.fayettevillesymphony.org. Adults can see the show for $28, while seniors and military members get in for $25. Children ages 6 to 18 get in for $11, as do college students with a valid student ID. Children ages 5 years and younger get in for free. For more information on the show, visit the symphony website or call 910-433-4690. PROTECT YOUR HEART for HEARTS YOU HOLD DEAR. START THE CHANGE at WAYNEHEALTH.ORG/HEARTHEALTH Taking small steps to improve your heart health can have a big impact on protecting your heart now and in the future. Adopting a lifestyle that includes a balanced diet, exercise, plenty of rest and regular checkups with your doctor can help ensure you don't miss a beat. T THE CHANGE AR TA S OR TH. YNEHEALT AY WA at T THE CHANGE TH THEALT G/HEAR OR 150 years of music Fayetteville State University will honor the impact of African-American culture on the world of music with '1867-2017: A 150-Year Celebration Orchestra.' Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra will perform during the "1867-2017: A 150-Year Celebration Orchestra." Angela Brown Story by Joey Pitchford

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