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Free Concert: The United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble

posted Jan 30, 2013, 12:58 PM by Andrew Hagopian   [ updated Jan 30, 2013, 12:58 PM ]

Matthews, NC, January 18, 2013 – Enjoy a concert given by the United States
Air Force Heritage of America Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble at the Levine
Senior Center on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 7pm. The
concert is free and open to the public.

Rhythm in Blue features the diverse talents of 15 professional musicians
whose commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military
distinction. The band incorporates a wide repertoire of jazz and fusion,
from big band swing to cutting-edge contemporary music. Their fabulous
vocalist radiates sounds of the great jazz divas and inspires with patriotic
classics.

For additional information about this free concert, please contact Lisa
Jillani of the Armed Forces Museum and Archives of the Carolinas at
ljillani@carolina.rr.com, or visit the band’s website
www.heritageofamericaband.af.mil

Activated in 1941, The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has
a rich history of inspiring public patriotism and enhancing esprit de corps
among all the US military service branches. These world-class musicians are
stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. They travel
throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, presenting over 300 events annually for
the general public and in support of Airman morale and protocol events.
Under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey B. Warner, the USAF
Heritage of America Band remains at the forefront of communicating Air Force
core values and preserving and enriching America's military and musical
heritage into the 21st century.

Contact Information:

Lisa Jillani of the Armed Forces Museum and Archives of the Carolinas
Ljillani@carolina.rr.com
www.visitafmac.org

MSgt Dave Dell, Director of Operations
(757)-225-3295
david.dell@langley.af.mil
www.HeritageofAmericaBand@af.mil

Armed Forces Museum Benefit Luau to Feature Music, Food, Prizes

posted Sep 12, 2012, 12:13 PM by Andrew Hagopian

Mint Hill, NC — The Armed Forces Museum & Archives of the Carolinas will hold an Hawaiian Luau Benefit Show and dinner on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Kerr Recreational Center (Philadelphia Presbyterian Church) at 11503 Bain School Road. Dinner at 6 p.m. will be followed by the 7 p.m. music show hosted by WSOC-FM DJ Rob Tanner. The event will feature the high-energy music of the Tsunami Wave Riders, performing beach and tropical songs from Jimmy Buffet, the Beach Boys, the Ventures, Van Morrison, Don Ho, Elvis' Blue Hawaii, and others.

All profits from the luau go toward the building of the Armed Forces Museum to be constructed beside the Korean War Vets Memorial in Mint Hill Park on Fairview.

Many local merchants have made door prizes and silent auction items available for this event.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $25. Please call 704-661-6162, 704-545-6618, or 704-847-4634. Visa, Mastercard, and checks accepted. You may also order by email at dixonwr@aol.com.

When completed, the Armed Forces Museum will be unique in that it will honor all five branches of the United States military: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Visitors will experience an educational showcase of 250 years of military history combined with the home front support and sacrifices that have made our nation great. Details and donation information can be seen at VisitAFMAC.org. 

Armed Forces Museum & Archives of the Carolinas to Present Documentary Honoring Ex-POWs

posted May 29, 2012, 1:36 PM by Andrew Hagopian   [ updated Jun 6, 2012, 10:28 AM ]

Mint Hill, NC, May 28, 2012 — The Armed Forces Museum & Archives of the Carolinas (AFMAC) will present a documentary honoring ex-prisoners of war at two venues: Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Sarkis Armenian Church, 7000 Park Road, Charlotte and Wednesday, June 6 at Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews at 7pm. Light refreshments will be served.

 The video, entitled Honoring Our Heroes- The American POW Experience. WWII 1939-1949, is a 30-minute broadcast-quality documentary about the POW experience and is dedicated to honoring, preserving, and sharing the courage and sacrifices of our local WWII heroes, many of whom live in our community.

 AFMAC, a world-class museum scheduled to break ground in Mint Hill in 2014, will be unique in that it will honor all five branches of the United States military: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. When completed, visitors will experience an educational showcase of 250 years of military history combined with the home front support and sacrifices that have made our nation great. Details and donation information can be seen at VisitAFMAC.org.

An Evening of Honor, Tradition and Music with Bluegrass, Country, and Gospel Music

posted Feb 1, 2012, 3:21 PM by Andrew Hagopian

An Evening of Honor, Tradition and Music with Bluegrass, Country, and Gospel Music.

Featuring
  • The Legendary W.B.T. Briarhoppers
  • Emmy Award Winning David L. Cook
  • Caroline Keller

February 25, 2012
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm

Location: VFW Post 2423

Admission $12.00 Advance, $15.00 Door
Children 10 and under Free!

For tickets, call 704-661-6162 or email tickets@visitafmac.org

This event is generously supported by CDT Talent Productions in association with Lamon Records

ARMED FORCES MUSEUM & ARCHIVES OF THE CAROLINAS

posted Jun 5, 2010, 9:42 PM by AFMAC Support   [ updated Feb 3, 2011, 8:33 AM by Kathleen Wilsbach ]


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