HIGHLIGHT CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND THE ARTS
WHITTIER, CA (FEBRUARY 16, 2007) – Music. Dance. Art. Poetry. A Progressive
Movement, will feature an eclectic mix of performance artists March 17, 8 p.m.,
Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 13406 E. Philadelphia St. $20. (562)
The concert will promote cultural diversity and the importance of artistic
self-expression through a variety of mediums ranging from poetry to dance to
music to fashion. The show’s headliner will be The Mighty 602 Band, an
Arizona-based reggae group featuring Hopi singer Casper Lomayesva.
Other performers include, ADAAWE, a female drum and vocal group, SickStep, a Los
Angeles-based hip hop dance group, and Fresh City, a slam poetry and Capoeira
dance troupe. Apparel companies Evolve Universal Clothing and Acrylick Clothing
Company will mount a fashion show featuring the meaning and message-oriented
clothing they have become known for.
The event benefits the Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation, an organization
founded by the city’s Cultural Arts Commission. The foundation promotes and
nurtures the arts in Whittier.
For more information about the event or to interview the organizer, Sudeshna
Majumdar, please contact Benedict Calabaza at (562) 556-3003 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded by Quakers in 1887, Whittier College is an independent, four-year
college offering a traditional liberal arts program integrated with both
professional and pre-professional courses of study. With an emphasis on
diversity, community, and curricular innovation, the College’s primary mission
is to endow students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for
global leadership and service. Whittier College is a designated Hispanic-Serving
Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and is
a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate
campus in Orange County.
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