ADLIB Steel Orchestra Set For Spotlight At Lincoln Center

On June 20th 2004 Abstract Entertainment, Inc. will present one of the most important musical events in the history of New York City. The steelpan instrument and players will again endemically make a mark on the music fabric and consciousness of the New York metropolitan area with world wide implications.

Following in the footsteps and tradition of great steelband concerts of the past which included Casablanca at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Desperadoes at the Apollo, Moods Pan Groove at Manhattan Opera Center, ADLIB Steel Orchestra will enter the spotlight as one of the performers at the world famous Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. ADLIB's organization is made up of talented young musicians who excel academically.

VH1's "Save The Music" campaign.
Research has shown that a studentís involvement in their school music program is crucial to a complete education. Musical study, develops critical thinking and self discipline skills, improves a childís early cognitive development, basic math and reading abilities, self-esteem, SAT scores, ability to work in teams, spatial reasoning skills, and school attendance. Also, researchers have found that children involved with music education are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college, and are less likely to be involved with gangs and substance abuse.
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Steel band legend King, 73
Rudolph (Rudy) King, who popularized the Caribbean steel band in the U.S., died in Brooklyn last week. He was 73.

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, King came to New York in 1949 and set about creating the instruments that became popular in the 1940s in his homeland, where steel band ensembles had formed and were performing in festivals.

King went on to lead steel bands at Carnegie Hall and in the Apollo Theater. He was the first steel band musician accepted into Local 802 of the musicians' union.

A funeral is scheduled for noon tomorrow at the Woodward Funeral Home, Troy Ave. and Fulton St., Brooklyn, preceded by viewing at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Cypress Hills Cemetery, followed by a reception at St. Gabriel's Church, 337 Hawthorne St., Brooklyn.

Originally published on March 21, 2004 -- New York Daily News

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