Choir tops October music lineup
The African Children’s Choir performs a program of spirituals and Gospel favorites October 25th at Calvary Church of the Navarene, 1851 N. Houston Levee Rd. Performances are at 8:30 and 10:50 a.m.
The concerts are free and open to all. Donations are accepted to support the choir’s programs, including education, care and relief, and development.
The African Children’s Choir was started by Music For Life, a nonprofit that works in the African countries of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa to create new leadership for tomorrow’s Africa, by focusing on education. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its programs.
The choir has performed before presidents, heads of state and, most recently, Queen Elizabeth II of England on the occasion of her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also performed along alongside Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, and Mariah Carey, among others. Most recently, the choir recorded with Sarah Hickman for a CD, Love Is a Journey. They also have a small role in the upcoming movie Pan starring Hugh Jackman.
For venue information, call 901-386-8988. For more on the choir, visit africanchildrenschoir.com.
• Transformations Autism Treatment Center in Bartlett is throwing a Halloween fundraiser October 31st at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison.
Halloween Bash: A Scary Good Time will start at 9 p.m. with music by the band Free World and DJ Stan Bell. Other entertainment includes the Amurica photo booth and a palm reader, culminating in a costume contest with a $1,000 top cash prize as well as prizes for the top five contestants. The event will be hosted by WMC-TV Action News 5 morning co-anchor Kendall Kirkham, Miss Tennessee America 2011.
• Whitney Entertainment Brokers will presents a Halloween night party with three bands and a costume contest at the Young Avenue Deli, 2119 Young.
Nashville-based Backup Planet heads a bill that also includes Dedsa and Velvet Dogs. Backup Planet came together in 2014. Blending electronic, rock, jazz, funk, and blues they built a solid fan base with their mix of original and covers. In March they released their first album, Element.
The night also features a costume contest. Grand prize is a Sweetwater Kayak plus a Budweiser can grill and $100. Second place prize is a fire pit and a stainless steel cooler donated by Eagle Distributing. Third place gets a Budweiser can grill and $50.
Doors open at 8:30 p.m.; music starts at 10 p.m. For more information, visit youngavenuedeli.com.