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BCRC ANNOUNCES MARGARET A. HART '35 CONCERT HEADLINER, SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

11/02/16

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces the Annual Margaret A. Hart ’35 Scholarship Concert will feature alternative pop singer Tangina Stone on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at the MCLA Church Street Center.

In addition, MCLA’s Dance Company will start the evening off with a selection of solos and duos from their repertory.

All proceeds from this concert will benefit the Margaret A. Hart Scholarship Fund. This annual concert honors the legacy of Margaret A. Hart ’35, the first student of color to graduate from MCLA, then known as the North Adams Normal School. Hart went on to earn a master’s degree from Columbia Teachers College at Columbia University in New York, and had a long career in the Berkshires as an educator.

Tangina Stone is an Ohio-born, Brooklyn, N.Y.-based singer and songwriter. Touring nationally since the release of her debut EP “The Fall” in 2014, her music can be hear on TV One and VH1. Her latest single, “Wasn’t Love Café,” is out now on Feel Up Records.

“Influenced by iconic female singers, including Stevie Nicks, Lauryn Hill and Sade, Stone’s smooth tone is at once modern and timeless,” said BCRC Program Manager Michelle Daly.

Essence Magazine deemed her “new and next,” and the Deli Magazine named her one of the “Best Emerging NYC Soul Artists in 2015.” In addition, Okayplayer said Stone “represents a sound that harkens back to an era where the sound came from a pure and honest place.”

This year’s Margaret A. Hart Scholarship winner is Yamileyka Rojas ’17. Rojas is the secretary of the Latin American Society Club, a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and has self-published a book of poetry, titled “Body: One in a Trinity.”

Tickets to the Margaret A. Hart Scholarship Concert with Tangina Stone may be purchased online at www.mcla.ticketleap.com/tangina, and also will be available at the door. For this concert, ticket prices are $12 for general admission, and $3 for students.

For more information, (413) 662-5253, or go to www.mcla.ticketleap.com/tangina.

MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) provides opportunities, resources, and support to the Northern Berkshire Community. BCRC brings together the Northern Berkshire, MCLA and greater creative communities through its cultural programming including: MCLA Gallery 51, DownStreet Art, B-HIP, and MCLA Presents! The BCRC promotes, facilitates and encourages a dialogue to foster a sustainable creative community.

For downloaded photos visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bcrc/albums/72157673983867542.

 

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At A Glance:

Event: Margaret A. Hart ’35 Scholarship Concert with Tangina Stone

Location: MCLA Church Street Center

Date: Saturday, Nov. 19

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: $2-$12, http://www.mcla.ticketleap.com/ for tickets