Howard Baker, Jr. to speak next week
The Knox County chapter of the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association will host an evening with Howard Baker Jr. at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at the Alumni Memorial Building’s Cox Auditorium on UT’s campus.The admission fee for the event is $5 and is open to the general public. Parking is available in the University Center garage.Baker, one of UT’s most revered alumni, will discuss his experiences in government and his perspective on U.S. history, the present state of the country and the future of the nation.The former U.S. senator, White House chief of staff and U.S. Ambassador to Japan has played roles in some of the most memorable political events of the last half-century and has left a legacy of respect and bi-partisan negotiation in Washington, D.C.
WSCC Community Chorale to perform May 2
The Walters State Community Chorale will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, at First Presbyterian Church in Morristown. The concert is free.A highlight of the program will be a selection of Gospel hymns, including “Down to the River to Pray,” “Angel Band” and others. The concert will also feature madrigals and motets from the renaissance era, folk songs and a few songs form Broadway musicals.The Community Chorale is made up of 45 singers from throughout the Lakeway area. Some are students at Walters State while others just love to sing.“A community chorus like this is not only a musical activity for the singers and for listeners who attend the concert, but it also is an excellent vehicle for strengthening the community,” said Dr. David Hendricksen, conductor of the Chorale. For more information, contact Hendricksen at (423) 638-2195 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Folds plays free show today
Recording artist Ben Folds will perform live at the fourth annual Volapalooza this Friday on the University of Tennessee campus.Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. at Fiji Island on Volunteer Blvd. across from Tom Black Track. Volapalooza is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.Volapalooza is an annual event organized by the Campus Entertainment Board (CEB). Last year, Robert Randolph and The Family Band and Ingram Hill performed for more than 2,500 students. Best known as the leader and songwriter behind Ben Folds Five, Ben Folds became well known in the mid-1990s. The group disbanded in 2000, but Folds went on to release his solo debut Rockin’ the Suburbs in 2001. Friday’s performance with include special guest Chris Mills.