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Free performance highlights Kent State University at Stark's celebration of Black History Month.
The Wallace Coleman Band, one of Northeast Ohio’s most popular electric blues artists, will perform in concert at Kent State University at Stark on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. at Main Hall Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
Wallace Coleman, a 10-year veteran of the Grammy Award-winning Robert Lockwood Jr. Band, started his own band in 1996. He later established his own record label, which he named Ella Mae Music, in honor of his late mother. Coleman has released four critically acclaimed CDs on his label, including his latest release, Blues In The Wind, Remembering Robert Jr. Lockwood. Coleman has won a Living Blues Award for fan favorite, as well as garnered two nominations for outstanding harmonica. He has been named an Ohio Heritage Fellow for Mastery of his Cultural Artform. His performance embodies an American art form that has all but disappeared from the African-American music landscape and is certain to captivate blues lovers of all ages.
For more information on the Wallace Coleman Band’s performance and Black History Month at Kent State Stark, visit www.kent.edu/stark/diversity-events. Learn more about Wallace Coleman at www.wallacecoleman.com.
All Black History Month events are sponsored by the Kent State University at Stark Black History Month Committee.
Dr. Joel Carbonell