PHOTO: BLACK VIOLIN, Will Baptiste and Kevin ‘Kev’ Marcus have played with P. Diddy, Kanye West and Aretha Franklin, now, they are coming to play for Lufkin, February 9th.Feb. 9 at Lufkin Middle School
Angelina Arts Alliance believes the arts are a rich source of learning and emotional development for the young people in our community, and that the performing arts are a means of educating, challenging, and inspiring local students. In tune with that mission, the Arts Alliance proudly presents BLACK VIOLIN, Tuesday, February 9th at 7 pm in the Temple Theater, as part of the 2015-2016 Schooltime Outreach Series. This special live concert is family friendly and promises to be as thrilling for the parents in the audience as it is for the children and students. It is also ‘pocket-book’ friendly with tickets priced at $5 for adults and $3 for children / students. The 2015-16 Schooltime Series is underwritten by funds generously provided by T.L.L. Temple Foundation, with additional sponsorship support from The Heart Institute of East Texas, Mary K. & Clifford Grum, and Goodwin-Lasiter-Strong.
Get ready for violin like you’ve never heard it before! BLACK VIOLIN began a decade ago when Will Baptiste and Kevin “Kev” Marcus decided to blend classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music. Named one of the hottest bands of the year at Austin’s South by Southwest in 2013, these classically trained violin and viola virtuosos are accompanied by their band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJTK, and drummer Beatdown. Their groundbreaking classical mash-up has taken them to 36 countries, three Super Bowls and collaborations with P. Diddy, Kanye West, Aretha Franklin and The Eagles. So bring the family and open your ears, your hearts and souls – to the genre busting sounds of BLACK VIOLIN.
For more information visit the Temple Theater Box Office on the Angelina College Lufkin campus, weekdays 11 am – 5 pm or call (936) 633-5454, or go online at www.angelinaarts.org . Details and video clips from the entire season are on the Arts Alliance website. Follow Angelina Arts Alliance on Facebook for late-breaking news, photos, videos and ticket giveaways.