Ms. Christgau, the Founder and Executive Director of the Connecticut Center for Non-violence (CTCN), will bring an interactive program to campus that celebrates the songs of the Civil Rights Movement and brings MLK’s words to life. This powerful program works to keep the dream alive, making connections for students between the struggles of the past, the current challenges in civil rights and a path for the future of non-violence.
A student of the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jim Lucas chronicles the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of Dr. King. He walks you through the twelve and a half years of Dr. King’s life as a Civil Rights Leader. In this dramatic one man show, Mr. Lucas presents little known facts about Dr. King and the movement as well as excerpts from some of his well-known speeches.
You are cordially invited to the 27th anniversary of Matt Finley and his sextet Rio JAZZ performing at Dutchess Community College. Join us for one of our favorite nights of the year and listen to bossa nova, sambas and original compositions by the band members. It is a great night of Brazilian jazz not to be missed. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.
Multi-instrumentalist Matt Finley has played professionally for 50 years and has performed and recorded with many of the finest jazz musicians in the world. He studied composition with Edgar Curtis, Director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra. A CD of Matt’s compositions, “Brazilian Wish” has garnered international recognition, and two of his compositions were finalists at the Los Angeles Music Awards. His arranging and playing is featured on six other recent CD’s by other artists. Finley is a retired professor of computer information systems and former Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Dutchess Community College. Dr. Christopher Brellochs of DCC’s music program will also join the band.