Columbus is an authentic ‘70s-style funk/soul band that is leaving it on the 939 stage with its farewell tour. The blend of tight horn section, unyieldingly solid rhythm section, and expressive vocals makes Columbus one of Berklee’s most noteworthy bands. The goal of the band is to celebrate the ‘70s music legacy, paying homage to funk pioneers like James Brown, George Clinton, and Sly and the Family Stone.
There will be performances by 15 Department of Music and Dance large and small wind, brass, jazz, orchestral, choral and dance ensembles.
The ensembles will perform from locations around the Concert Hall, leaving the audience to guess where the music will be coming from--the stage, the pit or the sides. The final note of the performance of one ensemble is followed immediately by the first note of the next ensemble’s music.
The war on terror has provoked a raging controversy over the appropriate conduct of war and treatment of combatants. These debates, however, are not unique to the 9/11 generation. Since the founding of this country the issue of war time conduct has been part of a heated and polarizing debate. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM when Al is joined by respected author and historian, John Fabian Witt. His new book, " Lincolns Code" charts the history of war time conduct in America.