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2 The HBCU Advocate Anniversary FROM PAGE 1


Pop artists of the 70’s like Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, Chicago, David Sanborn and others, Culbertson started composing original music for his 7th grade piano recital and hasn’t stopped. He has self-produced 16 solo albums, most of which have topped the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts, including 28 No. 1 smooth jazz radio hits.


He has worked and performed with


industry all-stars like Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Ledisi, Barry Manilow, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Chuck Brown, and Bootsy Collins. He has received numerous awards including being nominated for a 2012 NAACP Image Award and a 2012 Soul Train Award. He won the 2010 Canadian


Smooth Jazz Award for


Best International Artist and the 2010 American Smooth Jazz Award for Best Keyboardist. In 2012, he founded the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, now in its 5th year.


Volume 1 Number 3 Culbertson is touring a new


album, “Funk!” due to be released just before the concert. The new set is a throwback to stanky P-Funk records, combining infectious bass lines, greasy horn licks, sing-a-long hooks and landing hard on “One.” This record is also a follow-up to his widely successful “Bringing Back The Funk” album from 2008, co-produced by the late Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire.


Fans can rest assured that, with


16 albums and counting, Culbertson always brings his very best – and brings out the best in others – in his broad-ranging musical endeavors.


Kick-Off Celebration start at $40 for upper level


$50 upper level general admission, $65 mezzanine


Tickets for the Anniversaries’ for Hampton students, level, $75 lower


level (no VIP) and $150 floor (VIP reception


access 6pm-7:30pm).


Tickets are available at the Hampton University Convocation Center and Ticketmaster. For more information contact


the Hampton University


Convocation Center box office at (757) 728-6800.


August/September 2017


CAU Heads Back To Soldier Field in Chicago’s 20th Annual Football Classic


Clark Atlanta University (CAU) returns to Chicago for the 20th Annual Chicago Football Classic. CAU Panthers are suiting up to play in a highly anticipated game State


against Grambling University (GSU) on


Saturday, September 30. "The


Chicago Football


Classic is happy to announce this exciting


game against two


amazing teams,” says Larry Huggins, Co-Founder of the Chicago Football Classic. “Everyone is anticipating this match-up and the electrifying Battle of the Bands.”


The highly anticipated,


extraordinary rivalry between the two teams is billed as a ‘must see’ attraction on Chicago’s historic


Soldier Each year two Historically


Field. Black


Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are invited to participate. CAU returns for the second straight year as the reigning champ with its’ victory over Central State in last year’s Classic.


“Being invited back to Chicago for


the Football Classic is an honor,” says CAU President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson. “Our players, students, families and supporters enjoyed the


friendly


comradery in 2016. We are thrilled that we were able to build upon our relationship with the Classic and return for a second year.”


Second to Atlanta, Chicago sends the largest pool of applicants to CAU


of other U.S. cities. “Amazing talent comes from the Windy City,” says Getchel Vice


L. Caldwell, President Advancement II, Senior


for Institutional and University


Relations. “Chicago students travel to Atlanta for the very education and cultural experience that our city has to offer and we welcome them with open arms.”


The game, in its 20th year, provides more than $1.7 million in


scholarship money and excellent way to draws


thousands of sports fans, families, and high school students.


“The Football Classic is an expose


Chicago


area students to higher education and the culture of HBCUs,” says CAU Chicago Alumni Chapter President Bakari Baker. “Our chapter is devoted to identifying potential students and mentoring them once they go away to school.”


Kickoff is at 3:30pm CST.


Tickets can be purchased at www.cau. edu.


Inspiration from Impact to Ha mpt o n, Vir ginia


Other universities simply teach history. Hampton University puts you in the middle of it. Because, as you’ll soon discover, you’re not just a part of Hampton University — Hampton University is a part of you. An aggressive attitude toward progressive education is at our heart. Comprised of over 80 undergraduate and graduate programs, HU can help you reach your goals.


Application fee waived in August and September! Hamptonu.edu/apply


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