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Intl Day of Peace Concert on Monday Sept 21st 2015 at 7:30pm

International Day of Peace 


Kim Hughes, soprano
Michael Jefry Stevens
and the 
Lightbulb Jazz Orchestra

Tickets: $8

Peace Day was created in 1981 when costa Rica teamed up with the United Kingdom and proposed that all members of our United Nations should accept Peace for one day every year. It took 20 years to agree on a date: September 21. 
This year is the 32nd anniversary of The U.N.'s Peace Day. The 193 member nations of the U.N. has dedicated 9/21 of each year to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence. However, the U.N. has yet to actuallize a temporary global ceasefire in honor of their declaration of an International Day of Peace.

White Horse Black Mountain is proud 
to host the evening concert for the
International Peace Day.

Kim Hughes will open the concert with vocal selections. Michael Jefry Stevens (acclaimed jazz pianist)  and his Lightbulb Jazz Ensemble will follow.

As a professional musician, Kim sang "leading lady" roles in New York City, including Puccini's "Madame Butterfly", "Tosca", "La Boheme", and "Gianni Schicchi". Her other heroines include Countess in "The Marriage of Figaro", and Donna Elvira in "Don Giovanni", (both Mozart), Leonora in "Il Trovatore" (Verdi) and Santuzza in "Cavalleria Rusticana" (Mascagni). She got one crack at Wagner, singing Sieglinde in "Die Walkure", sang one Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, "Iolanthe", and portrayed the title role in Lehar's "The Merry Widow". She also starred as Fanny Brice in Jule Styne's "Funny Girl."

She co-founded Dorchester Opera Theatre in Brooklyn in 1992, and released her first CD "True Voice" in 2002. Kimberly has also co-produced and performed in a series of benefit concerts in New York and North Carolina, for groups such as Doctors Without Borders, Bailey House, Greenpeace, the Brooklyn Environmental Task Force, NC radio station WNCW, and Haitian organization SOIL.

The Lightbulb Jazz Ensemble  is dedicated to the art of instant improvisation: all of their performances are completely improvised. These musicians have been intimately involved in the art of "free improvisation" for over thirty years and are dedicated to the wonder and mystery of performing music completely in the moment!