Best Bets February 2008
The African Children's Choir represents some of Africa's most war-torn nations, including Uganda, Rwanda, and Nigeria. - Courtesy of the African Children's Choir
Since 1984, the African Children’s Choir and its parent organization, Music for Life, has aided the survival and education of Africa’s abandoned children. Each child in the choir, ages seven to eleven, has lost one or both parents to poverty or disease. A new choir is selected each year, and the children from the previous year return to their homelands to attend school.
Performing last year on shows such as American Idol and Ellen brought recognition to this group, which helps with its fundraising efforts.
"What's important now is what the organization is doing in Africa," says Julia Barnett-Tracy, international choir operations director. "It's not just a choir program. It's a relief and development program." February 6, McGlohon Theatre
Hermitage Theater Corps de Ballet
Dreaming in Color
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Everyone loves a good circus, and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents its “Bellobration” show, featuring the hijinks of Bello, the wayward clown. The circus features all the usual suspects you’ve grown to know and love like Siberian tigers, a dancing elephant, acrobats, and, of course, clowns. The ringmaster for this event is semilocal University of South Carolina grad Ty McFarlan. January 30-February 3, Charlotte Bobcats Arena