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Charlie and the Wolf
Dave Ragland Jr. and Mary McCallum

Join us for the public world premiere of Charlie and the Wolf, an original opera  composed by Dave Ragland, Jr. with lyrics by Mary McCallum.


The piece centers on an imaginary  meeting between jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker and classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  and reminds us that each of us is playing with the same notes... we just interpret them differently. This  piece is the perfect addition to other local Juneteenth happenings celebrating Black creativity and joy!

Sponsored by David McCartney and James Patterson

Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 1pm
Held at the Iowa Children's Museum

Monday, June 19, 2023 at 1 pm 
Held at the Cedar Rapids Public Library
Downtown Branch - Whipple Auditorium
450 5th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 5240




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