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Lawson State's Cleveland Selected for National Concert at Kennedy Center

9/14/2010

LAWSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
3060 Wilson Road
Birmingham, AL 35221

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Lawson State's Cleveland Selected for National Concert at Kennedy Center

September 2010 – BIRMINGHAM, AL - James Cleveland, Jr., a Lawson State Community College student and LSCC choir member, is the selected voice to represent the college in the 2010 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Kennedy Center National Concert in Washington D.C on September 19, 2010.  The National HBCU Concert Choir is comprised of 105students representing the 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Mr. Cleveland is being mentored by Ms. Bessie Shelton, LSCC Music Instructor/Choir Director who is world-renowned and more recently by special request of Rome sang for the ordination of a Titular Archbishop.

At the National Concert, Bessie Shelton was recognized as the National Choral Director who presented the best Campus Health Walk package by a Historically Black College.  Shelton and Cleveland were presented with the First Place Prize of $2,500.00 and a letter of recognition to be presented to the Lawson State Community College Choir.   Each National Choral Director supervised the student from his/her College in organizing the Campus Health Walk as part of a leadership initiative.


Cleveland and Choir: Lawson State’s James Cleveland, Jr. rehearses with the 105 National Voices of History Choir at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.



Cleveland, Shelton and Conductor: James Cleveland, Bessie Shelton and Regional Choral Conductor smile at the Rooftop Reception at the Kennedy Center.
                                       


Roy and Shelton: Ms. Toni Roy, CEP and Founder of 105 National Voices of History, and Ms. Bessie Shelton enjoy the Rooftop Reception after the concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
 


Shelton and Spicer: LSCC Choir Instructor, Bessie Shelton and long-time friend, Ms. Nan Spicer. Both ladies are Tuskegee, Alabama natives and choral conductors in attendance at the summit/professional workshop in Washington, D.C.



Shelton and Edmonds: LSCC Choir Instructor, Bessie Shelton and former choral director, Tuskegee University’s Jonella Lucas-Edmonds.

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