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Celebrity Turnaround Artist Black Violin Visits Walker Elementary School and Bethune Elementary School

March 12, 2019

WHO:   
Students from Walker Elementary School and Bethune Elementary School, Celebrity Turnaround Artist Black Violin and School Staff
 

WHAT: 
Students at Walker Elementary and Bethune Elementary will celebrate the infusion of the arts with hip hop string instrumentalists Black Violin. Black Violin will visit several classes at the two schools, perform for the students during assemblies, participate in question and answer sessions, and share personal and motivational stories. Both members of Black Violin, Wil B and Kev Marcus, are graduates of Dillard High School Center for the Arts. 
 

WHEN / WHERE: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Walker Elementary School
1001 NW 4th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Bethune Elementary School
2400 Meade Street, Hollywood, Florida 33020

1:45 – 3:15 p.m. 

WHY:    
Walker Elementary and Bethune Elementary are two of three schools in Broward County Public Schools selected to participate as Turnaround Arts Schools for the past four years. Turnaround Arts, a national program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, provides resources to schools to increase student achievement, student attendance, and parent and community involvement.  In addition, Turnaround Arts provides art supplies, licensing rights, kits for school musicals, and high-profile Turnaround Arts artists who work with students and teachers.

Black Violin

Pictured above: Black Violin

 

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