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Jazz And Prevention

The Fighting Back program is using jazz music to reach out to the community about drug and alcohol abuse prevention.


August 14, 2007

Mecklenburg County Area Mental Health Authority’s Fighting Back program is teaming up with Fran’s Kids Boys and Girls Club to reach out and educate the community about drug and alcohol abuse prevention during the upcoming Summer Jazz Fest.
· Sunday, August 19
· 4:30 p.m.
· Fran’s Kids Boys and Girls Club
· 2600 West Trade Street

Mecklenburg CountyFighting Back program is teaming up with Fran’s Kids Boys and Girls Club to reach out and educate the community about drug and alcohol abuse prevention during the upcoming Summer Jazz Fest.· · · ·

The first annual ACCEPT . . .WC (Adults Challenging Children Every Possible Time…We Can) Jazz Festival will feature Conversation Piece and Fred Wesley, a jazz musical icon, who has worked with musicians such Ike and Tina Turner, George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic, and the late James Brown. Wesley will perform in Charlotte’s inner city with locally acclaimed band Conversation Piece, along with a guest appearance by Tyrone Jefferson, featuring Ivan Hall.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free for youth 12 and under. Proceeds contribute directly to the success of ACCEPT . . . WC. This non-profit organization will provide academic enrichment programs intended to nurture student’s achievement through artistic expression.

To learn more about Mecklenburg County's Fighting Back program, visit http://fightingback.charmeck.org .




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