Bucktown Final Friday honors black history


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Posted Online: Feb. 26, 2014, 10:53 am
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
Friday is the last day of Black History Month, and the Final Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bucktown Center for the Arts (225 E. 2nd St., Davenport) will honor African-American heritage.

The Sankofa Per­form­ing Arts Ensem­ble of Rock Island High School will per­form an abbre­vi­ated ver­sion of a Black His­tory Month pro­duc­tion, a salute to Langston Hughes and other African-Amer­i­can poets. The performance includes the spo­ken word as well as musi­cal ren­di­tions of poems sung a capella and with instruments.

Buck­town also will fea­ture an exhibit of 200 years of African-Amer­i­can art. The exhibit will include some con­tem­po­rary local African-Amer­i­can artists as well as a his­tor­i­cal tour of African-Amer­i­can art and the artists that cre­ated it. Stu­dio 56 will spon­sor a trea­sure hunt of African-Amer­i­can his­tor­i­cal facts through­out the gal­leries of Bucktown.

Bruce Carter, host of WVIK's "Art Talks," will be opening a new exhibit at Atom Studio + Gallery, the latest series of his pen and ink work. There also will be a closing reception for artists Pat Halverson and David Genac in the MidCoast Gallery. Rob Dahms will be playing guitar and singing at the reception. In addition to his solo act, he is a member of the band The Night People, which opened for Jimi Hendrix at the Col Ballroom back in the day.

For more information, call 563-424-1210 or visit bucktownarts.com.

















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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