If your wardrobe still includes polyester and platforms, consider attending an upcoming event at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.

On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Gantt Center will host a 1970s-themed event called “Soul Revived: A Jazzy Holiday Celebration.”

This fundraiser will harken to the music, memories and significance of the Centers founding in 1974. Guests are invited to wear clothing from that era.

This celebration also will feature the 2009 Spirit of the Center Awards, given to individuals who “exemplified extraordinary community outreach and endeavors in the areas of Community, Arts, and Corporate sector. “

This year’s winners are:

  • Attorney T. Michael Todd for community service.
  • N. C. artist Juan Logan for his artistic contributions to the state.
  • Lance Inc., the Qcity-based snack food company, for its corporate citizenship.

To encourage guests to dress in ‘70s-era clothing, the Gantt Center has partnered with Magic Maze, 325 East Boulevard www.themagicmaze.com. If guests mention “Soul Revived” they can get a complete costume with accessories for $20; a single item or wig for $10. Attendees can also purchase ‘70s-themed clothing at Morris Costumes www.morriscostumes.com.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 5
Time: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Place: Gantt Center (551 S. Tryon Street
Cost: $74 per person

For tickets, go to www.ganttcenter.org, call (704) 547-3700 or stop by the Gantt Center.

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