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
For additional information about this free concert, please contact Lisa
Jillani of the Armed Forces Museum and Archives of the Carolinas at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the band’s website
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.
Lisa Jillani of the Armed Forces Museum and Archives of the Carolinas
MSgt Dave Dell, Director of Operations
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
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
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.
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
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
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
An Evening of Honor, Tradition and Music with Bluegrass, Country, and Gospel Music.
- 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!
This event is generously supported by CDT Talent Productions in association with Lamon Records