The Honors events close out the month with More Than Jazz, an evening of music honoring the work of Jazz Artists, Adekola Adedapo, Sam Belton and Laura Snyder, classical bassist with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Members of Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and others will participate in honoring these great musicians, held at the Body and Soul Healing Arts Center at 6:00 PM.
Bronzeville Arts Ensemble Honors is a series of events honoring Milwaukee Artists in celebration of Black History Month. The celebration kicked off Tuesday, February 9 with V isually Poetic, a night of poetry and art. The event hon- ored the contributions of artist Ammar Nsoroma and Della Wells. On Monday February 22 a screening of Sweet Grass: A Celebration of Gullah Culture was held in honor of Ferne Caulker Bronson and Portia Cobb. The celebra- tion and screening took place at the Body and Soul Healing Arts Center, 3617 N. 48th Street, Milwaukee, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Caulker Bronson, founder of Ko Thi Dance Company, recently announced her retirement at UW-Milwaukee where she founded and currently leads the University Dance Department’s BFA Degree in Choreography and Perfor- mance/African dance. The first of its kind in the US.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online via Eventbrite: http://morethanjazz.eventbrite.com and at the door. Children are encouraged to attend the February 29th event. Children 12 and under will be admitted at no charge.
Bronzeville Arts Ensemble Honors is sponsored by Fond Du Lac Business Improvement District, C4 BRIC LLC, Body and Soul Healing Arts Center and City Net Cafe.
For more information about the Bronzeville Arts Ensemble Honors series contact Malkia Stampley, Producing Artistic Director of Bronzeville Arts Ensemble at 414-426-7249 or via email BronzevilleArtsEnsemble@gmail.com.