Carter Arts & Lecture Series

The Carter Arts & Lecture Series, now in its eighth season, is committed to enhancing the educational experience by bringing compelling speakers, distinguished authors, and performing arts to the ABAC Bainbridge campus. These events are designed to bring the campus and wider public together to educate, inspire and spark imagination. All events are held at the Kirbo Center on the ABAC Bainbridge campus and require a ticket be purchased to attend.
 

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3 Redneck Tenors in "Broadway Bound"

Saturday, September 29, 2022
7:00 PM
Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center, ABAC Bainbridge Campus

Our boys have finally made it to the Great Bright Way - trailer and all - smack dab right in the middle of Times Square.  Although the boys have finally found the perfect venue, they’re now on a quest to find the perfect show! Join our 3 singing cousins as they stamped their way through Broadway’s greatest hits! You’ll hear them belt out their versions of tunes from such favorite shows as Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, Annie, Les Misérables, Oklahoma, and many others.  Whether you love food on a stick or a salad from the Waldorf, this show has something for you!

$10 Adult

$5 Youth 

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Mia Diallo

Friday, November 3, 2023
7:00 PM
Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center, ABAC Bainbridge Campus

In 1962, Diallo was one of the first three African American
freshmen to enroll at the University of Georgia. She graduated
in 1966 and continued her academic pursuits all the way
through a Ph.D. in French literature from Emory University.
A former member of the Morehouse College faculty, Diallo
was instrumental in the development of the Business French
course at Florida A&M University. Dr. Mary Diallo previously
served as an Associate Professor of French at Florida A&M
University. Her areas of specialization include 20th Century
French literature, Anglophone and Francophone literature,
and African American literature. Her research areas include
French, African, and Caribbean literature.

$10 Adult

$5 Youth 

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Lecturer, Abdur Rahman Muhammad l Journey for Justice in the Malcolm X Assassination Case 

Monday, January 23, 2023
7:00 PM
Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center, ABAC Bainbridge Campus

How One Man's Quest and a Netflix Documentary Changed the Pages of American History and Exonerated Two Innocent Men After a Half Century! Abdur-Rahman Muhammad is an independent scholar based in Washington, DC. He is a historian, journalist, writer, and activist, widely regarded as one of the most respected authorities on the life and legacy of the civil rights-era black leader Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El Shabazz).

$10 Adult

$5 Youth 

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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band

Thursday, March 9, 2023
7:00 PM
Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center, ABAC Bainbridge Campus

Bands have been covering Beatles tunes for decades, but none like Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band. Imagine the music of the Fab Four shaken up with infusions of bluegrass and jazz and topped off with a classical twist. The result: a satisfying musical cocktail!

$10 Adult

$5 Youth 

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Scotty Barnhart, trumpet, with the ABAC Jazz Ensemble

Friday, April 21, 2023
7:00 PM
Bainbridge Main Square

Scotty Barnhart is an acclaimed jazz trumpeter, leader, composer, arranger, educator, author and now in his twentieth year with the legendary Count Basie Orchestra has been appointed as their new Director. Acknowledged as one of the authorities on the history of jazz trumpet, he intently researched and wrote the groundbreaking book The World of Jazz Trumpet - A Comprehensive History and Practical Philosophy. When Scotty Barnhart is not touring with The Count Basie Orchestra or teaching at Florida State University, he performs with his own quintet-sextet and lectures and demonstrates at schools, colleges, universities, conferences around the world, spreading jazz music to ensure its future for others to explore and enjoy.

$10 Adult

$5 Youth 

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