Join Tryon Palace on Thursday, May 17, for the next installment in the African American Lecture Series: “Black Women – Songs and Struggles.” The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the North Carolina History Center’s Cullman Performance Hall, 529 S. Front Street in New Bern and is free to the public.
This stirring performance features Arthuretta H. Martin, a classically trained, multi-talented opera singer and Kennedy Center performer. Ms. Martin uses her rich voice and a selection from some of the greatest composers of our time to salute the life and times of famed opera contralto Marion Anderson as well as the great North Carolina jazz singer Nina Simone.
For more information, visit www.tryonpalace.org or contact Sharon Bryant at 252-639-3592.
Thursday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.
African-American Lecture: “Black Women – Songs and Struggles”
Guest Speaker: Arthuretta H. Martin
North Carolina History Center, Cullman Performance Hall
Arthuretta H. Martin, a classically trained, multi-talented opera singer and Kennedy Center performer, uses her rich voice and a selection from some of the greatest composers of our time to salute the life and times of famed opera contralto Marion Anderson as well as the great North Carolina jazz singer Nina Simone.
About Tryon Palace
Tryon Palace, located in New Bern, NC, is part of the Office of Archives and History, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Tryon Palace is one of North Carolina’s most significant historic sites. It is the home of the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina’s first colonial and first state capitol, and includes historic buildings, gardens and the North Carolina History Center, which revolutionizes the visitor experience through use of the latest interactive technology. The History Center includes galleries, a performance hall, the museum store and a waterfront café. Tryon Palace’s mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement in 1710, the development of statehood and into the mid-twentieth century. It is dedicated to collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.
Main entry to Tryon Palace is North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace, 529 S. Front St., New Bern. Tickets and visitor information are available there. For directions and further information about special events, programs or group tours, employment and more, visit our web site: www.tryonpalace.org or phone (800) 767-1560 or (252) 639-3500.
About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives.
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources champions North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy. To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com.