Blue Man Group and Artist Edwin Gil
1:00 pm
Thu April 21, 2011

Blue Man Group and Artist Edwin Gil

Part One: Blue Man Group The Blue Man Group is bringing their popular theatrical show to Charlotte this week. They're best known for their bald, blue headed performers and the concerts, which are a combination of stunts and gags, and music created by industrial gadgets, plumbing pipes and more. On this edition of Charlotte Talks, we'll be joined by members of the Blue Man Group to talk about how this unique form of entertainment began and we'll hear some of the music from the group. Guests Kalen Allmandinger - Member, Blue Man Group (10 years) Josh Elrod - Member, Blue Man Group (7 years) General Fermon Judd - Member, Blue Man Group (since 1990) He's from Charlotte and the first African American member of the group Blue Man Group website Blue Man Group is at Belk Theater in Charlotte April 19-24 Part Two: Artist Edwin Gil Colombian-born Charlottean and artist Edwin Gil is on a mission to document and celebrate diversity around our state. He's created a social art project called Flag of Hope and has been traveling around North Carolina to encourage thousands of people around the state to participate by putting their handprint on a flag. We'll talk about why this project is important to Mr. Gil and how state officials and the ASC are helping him promote cultural diversity. Guest Edwin Gil - Contemporary artist and social activist who has created the Flag of Hope project in NC. He's originally from Colombia and has been in the US for 11 years. He lives in Charlotte. Edwin Gil's website More about the Flag of Hope Project Photos from the Flag of Hope Project Add and read comments

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