Actor Ice T to lead Presentation about Overcoming Life’s Obstacles at JCC


By Scott Atkinson

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

February 23, 2013

Location: Student Activities Center at Jefferson Community College (JCC)

Event Description

On February 23, 2013 the Student Activities Center at Jefferson Community College (JCC) will host television actor and former rapper, Ice T, who will lead a conversation about overcoming the impossible. The conversation will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Sturtz Theater on campus. Admission is free, but tickets are required. The public is welcome to attend.

After he lost both parents at an early age, Ice T became affiliated with a gang in California and partook in gang related activities before he got serious about what direction his life was heading. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served four years before changing careers to pursue the music and acting industry. In 1991, he co-found the band, Body Count, and released his first record. In 2000, he landed the role of detective Fin Tutulo on Law & Order SVU. When Ice T comes to JCC, he will share his personal story of overcoming life’s obstacles en route from the streets to the big screen.

Preceding the conversation with Ice T, music group Black Violin will fill the auditorium with a repertoire of jazz, hip-hop and funk music. Black Violin is comprised of two classically trained violinists, Wil B and Kev Marcus. The instrumentalists met in their youth while both attending Dillard High School of Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. They continued to delve into musicianship after high school with a full music scholarship to college. Black Violin is named after the last album released by jazz violinist, Stuff Smith, before his death. The duo has worked with a variety of artists including, but not limited to, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin and the Eagles. In 2004, the band performed alongside Alicia Keys at the Billboard Music Awards. In 2005, Black Violin received the title of Apollo Legend by the Apollo theatre in Harlem.

Tickets, at no cost, are required for admittance. Tickets will be available in the Student Activities Center, Room 4-100, McVean Center beginning January 22 for JCC students and on February 4 for the general public. JCC students must present their SUNY ID card. Two tickets are allotted per person on a first come first serve basis.

For more information, call the JCC Student Activities Center at 315-786-2431.
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