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CSN to Present The Langston Hughes Project as Part of Black History Month

The College of Southern Nevada will present The Langston Hughes Project — Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz at the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre, February 28. Dr. Ron McCurdy, past president of the International Association of Jazz Educators, is touring the program nationally.

Written but never performed by Hughes, Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz includes live music, poetry performed through spoken-word performances, and imagery video. The poems will be read aloud with live jazz accompaniment featuring The Ron McCurdy Quartet and video images of the Harlem Renaissance by African-American artists and photographers.

Sponsored by the CSN Faculty Lecture Series, CSN’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the event is free to the public as part of the celebration of Black History Month.

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