Friday April 16, 2010 | Carolina Chocolate Drops & Fire Station #2

April 15, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 5 Comments

Part One: Carolina Chocolate Drops
Meet and hear the story of a local group who went from wanting to learn more about their chosen brand of music to becoming touring stars in their industry. The Carolina Chocolate Drops will join us and we’ll hear music from their new CD, and talk about how the group met each other through their mutual love of banjo music and about how their group has exploded in the music industry.
Guests
Justin Robinson
– Fiddler, Carolina Chocolate Drops
Rhiannon Giddens – Singer and fiddler, Carolina Chocolate Drops
Dom Flemons – Banjo Player, Carolina Chocolate Drops

Part 2: Charlotte Fire Station 2
The oldest standing fire station in Charlotte sits almost unnoticed on South Blvd. just outstide of uptown. A battle over its survival is becoming an example of the city’s struggle between preservation and progress. We’ll learn about the people hoping to save the station from the wrecking.
Guests
Kerry Singe – Staff Reporter, The Charlotte Observer
Tom Hanchett – Staff Historian, Levine Museum of the New South

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