News Release
March 11, 2011

For more information, contact
Prof. Geoffrey Sheehan at 203-332-5270

HCC Performances Spotlight African Roots 3/24, 2 & 7 p.m.

Open to Public, No Charge

BRIDGEPORT – The Culture of African Roots will be spotlighted Thursday, March 24, when musician Richard Hill makes a two-part appearance at Housatonic Community College.

From 2 to 3:15 p.m., Hill will conduct a workshop with HCC Theater Arts students in which a performance piece will be developed. At 7 p.m., the piece will be performed and Hill will give a solo performance.  Both events will be held in the Performing Arts Center in Lafayette Hall.

The events, which are open to the public at no charge, are being held as part of the college’s Third Thursday Cultural Celebration series. During most months in the academic year, a performing artist representing a specific culture comes to the college on the third Thursday to develop and perform a piece with Theater Arts students and give a solo performance. With the third Thursday falling during Spring break, the event this month is being held on the fourth Thursday.

For more information, contact Prof. Geoffrey Sheehan at 203-332-5270.

Housatonic Community College provides an affordable and accessible education through two-year degrees, transfer preparation, and certificate programs, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and personal/professional enrichment seminars and workshops.  In addition, HCC offers employee and occupational training for businesses, municipalities, government agencies, and professional associations to help develop the educated and skilled workforce required to meet regional business and industry needs.  HCC is nationally recognized as an “Achieving the Dream” institution.  To learn more, visit the college’s website at: <> .

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.