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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00

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Radio re-creation hits stage at WCU

The radio show re-creation of  “Echoes of the Cotton Club” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 24, in the Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University. 

The storyline is woven around the critical role that radio broadcasts originating in 1927 from the Cotton Club played in changing the musical landscape in America. The ‘echoes’ from the Cotton Club are all of the rich musical styles and genre that originated in Harlem and are still influencing our popular culture. 

“Echoes” follows significant musical developments through the decades to the present day — swing, blues, soul and R&B, Motown, funk, disco, hip-hop and modern singer-songwriters. Featured songs include hits by artists Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Ella Fitzgerald, and the contemporary entertainers they inspire, such as Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Bruno Mars. 

Tickets to the show are $10 and proceeds will fund scholarships in participating academic departments. In the last five years, the group has raised nearly $25,000 for student scholarships.

828.227.3851 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.bardoartscenter.wcu.edu or 828.227.2479.

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