Works by Dan Locklair published

Naxos American Classics has published a CD, “Symphony No. 2, ‘America,’ And Other Works,” by Dan Locklair.

Locklair, a Charlotte native, is composer-in-residence at Wake Forest University. His compositions include symphonic works, a ballet, an opera; chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

The CD contains other compositions by Locklair, including “Hail the Coming Day,” a 2013 commission by the City of Winston-Salem for the Centennial Celebration of the consolidation of Winston and Salem in 1913; and “PHOENIX for orchestra,” commissioned for the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Arizona MusicFest by Robert Moody, who was then music director of both.

Bookmarks receives recognition, grant

Bookmarks has received recognition for “Book Build: Fostering Connections by Building Collections” from the American Association of School Librarians and unlocked a $50,000 challenge grant from the Mebane Charitable Foundation of Mocksville.

The library association commended 12 events and programs for their “support of the school librarian profession and the learners the profession serves.” Recognized programs must align with the association’s National School Library Standards and the principles expressed in the association’s mission and value statements and be recommended by the Affiliate Assembly.

In addition, Bookmarks unlocked a $50,000 challenge grant from The Mebane Foundation to support “Book Build,” thanks to its receipt of a one-year $25,000 grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s Community Progress Fund this summer.

Sponsored by Bookmarks, a literary arts nonprofit organization and independent bookstore in Winston-Salem, Book Build is a three-year, $450,000 initiative focused on infusing the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School libraries with 25,000 brand new, current, and culturally-relevant books.

Since the winter of 2018, more than 10,000 books have been delivered to libraries at 32 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools through the Book Build program. The latest batch is scheduled for delivery to 16 more before school starts on Aug. 26. By the time the Book Build project is complete in the fall of 2020, every school in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system will have more than 300 new books.

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Lynn Felder

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