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


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


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.

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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.

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