Dalton State Presents Pianist Jerico Vasquez In Concert Sept. 8

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Dr. Jerico Vasquez
Dr. Jerico Vasquez

Dr. Jerico Vasquez will kick off Dalton State’s Concerts on Campus series with a free piano concert Monday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Goodroe Auditorium.

Dr. Vasquez, artist in residence and coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Shorter University in Rome, has been called a pianist “of intelligent ardor and exceptionally clear and bright technique.”

According to Dr. Ellie Jenkins, assistant professor of Music at Dalton State and coordinator of the campus concert series, Dr. Vasquez has performed as a concerto soloist, as a recitalist, and as a chamber musician in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Philippines.

“I’m thrilled to have Dr. Vasquez performing again at Dalton State,” said Dr. Jenkins. “He’s a wonderful, passionate performer, and the audience seemed enraptured with him at his last appearance.” 

He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara, and his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance, with a minor in Music History and Literature, from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. Before joining the faculty at Shorter University, he taught at the Moores School of Music, as well as at the University of Houston, Downtown.

He is a past winner of the UCSB Concerto Competition and has received career grants from the Pillsbury Foundation, the Santa Barbara Performing Arts Foundation, and the Léni Fe Bland Foundation. He is also a recipient of the Ojai Festival’s prestigious Charlotte and Alvin Bronstein Award, Capitol Records’ Nat King Cole Memorial Award, and the University of California Regents Scholarship and is a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honorary Society. 

The guest recital will begin at 7.30 p.m. in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall. Seating is available on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information, contact Dr. Jenkins at 706.272-2528 or ejenkins@daltonstate.edu.


CSO Presents The Mambo Kings Oct. 8

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera opens the Luken Holdings Pops Series with the Mambo Kings on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre.  The Mambo Kings are a nationally renowned touring Latin jazz ensemble made up of musicians who individually have toured with jazz greats around the world.  They call their music a fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythm and contemporary ... (click for more)

Luken Adds Retro TV And Rev'n In Monterey

Luken Communications announced Thursday a multi-network affiliation agreement with KMBY in Monterey, Ca., serving the Monterey-Salinas market (DMA 125). KMBY, owned and operated by Cocola Broadcasting Companies, launched Luken’s Retro TV and Rev’n on Wednesday.  Area viewers can now find Retro TV and Rev’n over-the-air on channels 19.2 and 19.4, respectively.  Kevin ... (click for more)

Naked Man Involved In Collision On Highway 111 Taken Into Custody

A naked man who was involved in a wreck on Highway 111 late Friday morning is facing numerous charges. At approximately 11:40 a.m., Hamilton County Sheriff deputies started to receive numerous reports that a vehicle was driving erratically on U.S. Highway 111 and that the driver was stopping his vehicle and at one point got out of his vehicle in a naked state. According to ... (click for more)

City Council Incumbents Anderson, Gilbert, Freeman, Hakeem Pick Up Papers Seeking Re-Election

Four City Council incumbents have picked up papers for the March 7 city election. The latest getting qualifying petitions are Russell Gilbert in District 5, Chris Anderson in District 7 and Yusuf Hakeem in District 9. Moses Freeman in District 8 picked up earlier. Anthony Byrd is a possible challenger. Former District 7 Councilman Manny Rico has already qualified. Others ... (click for more)

Chattanooga's Citizens Are The Best

Today, when I finished my shift, my wife and I had a rare kid-free time where she and I could enjoy a nice quiet dinner. So, when I left my extra job and she left her job, we met at a neat local place in St. Elmo. She and I had been looking forward to and planning this dinner all day. You see, between my work with the city of Chattanooga, my many hours of extra jobs, and our responsibilities ... (click for more)

My Garden In October

Just when you thought the weather would never break, the heat was on low this morning as Tide and I stepped from the house to study our October garden. Falling leaves and the dog’s dirty tennis balls aside, let’s praise the Lord that, as a new month dawns, we are still blessed with orchids and onions galore. The dog asks that I include the fact October is National Pet Adoption month ... (click for more)