For over sixty years, Miami Beach flourished with half a dozen Yiddish theatres, scores of choruses and folksinger groups, literary activity, and more. Then one day it vanished in a fog of disco lights. This is the story of America's not-too-distant past, when her ethnic communities were the pride of the world. And why it is important to remember...
Overtown, Miami, Florida is a tale of two cities: a blossoming cultural center of black Miami that was celebrated as the "Harlem of the South" because of its cultural venues and business activity; and a city that was severely oppressed by city leaders and other forces. GOLDEN SIDE OF THE TRACKS tells the story of Overtown's rise as an important American community, its struggles to regain its footing after the interstate destroyed a major part of its community in the 1960's and its battle today against gentrification.
Mountain Gateway Museum, 102 Water St, Old Fort, NC 28762 (828) 668-9259
Our new documentary film, COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, Remembering the Great Flood of 1916 by award-winning documentary filmmaker David Weintraub tells the story of that terrifying week in July when it seemed the world came crashing down as boulders and trees slid down the mountain, rivers became lakes, and homes were so much debris floating on the oceanic waves of the French Broad and Catawba Rivers. And finally the film highlights what lessons the Flood of 1916 has for us today.
THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES. WE HOPE TO HAVE A RESCHEDULED DATE SOON.A Magical Evening with Dom Flemons
Friday, April 24th - 8PM - Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St, Hendersonville, NC 28791
Dom Flemons, a Grammy Award winning musician, singer-songwriter, and entertainer extraordinaire brings his phenomenal musical legacy to Western North Carolina. Carrying on the songster tradition, Flemons strives to mix traditional music forms with a contemporary approach, to create new sounds that will appeal to wider audiences. In his recent solo album Prospect Hill (2014), Flemons drew from a wide range of styles, including ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern traditional music, string band music, fife and drum music, and jug-band music.
Register now before this program is sold out! And enjoy home-baked goodies during intermission.
Tickets: $25, 20 per person
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Tickets are non-refundable. This is a ticket-less event and all tickets are WILL CALL. Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event. The front section is not reserved seating but the section is reserved for $25 purchasers.
For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062. Directions to the venue can be found here.
The Center for Cultural Preservation is committed to maintaining the health and safety of its audience members, participants, staff and volunteers. The Center will do whatever it can, under its control to administrate an enjoyable and safe environment for all attendees. Given the current concerns about the coronavirus, we recommend all participants take notice of the following precautions:
Stay home if you feel ill, especially if you are experiencing a fever, cough and/or shortness of breath.
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Given that the people may be symptom-free but contagious at the same time, it is everyone's responsibility to self-quarantine themselves if they have been exposed to persons who are showing symptoms. Towards this end, the Center reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone who is showing symptoms that could endanger other audience members.
Thanks again in advance for helping us run an entertaining and safe event!