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The Carthage Press
  • Musicians from Carthage to return home

  • From painters to sculptors to musicians, artists of all genres claim roots here in Carthage.
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  • From painters to sculptors to musicians, artists of all genres claim roots here in Carthage.
    A group of musicians from across the country, most of whom grew up in Carthage will be back in town on Sunday, June 29, for a day of music hosted by the Carthage Musical Devotees at the First United Methodist Church, 617 S. Main St.
    The event starts at 2 p.m. and will last two hours.
    Ida Ruth Locarni, with the Musical Devotees, said the event will showcase musicians who grew up in Carthage and have moved on to do great things with their music.
    "We've had great musicians in Carthage, but it's falling on hard times," Locarni said. "We want to showcase these musicians and promote music among the young people."
    Among the musicians returning to the event are Dr. Lynn MacMorran Cooksey, a flutists who teaches in the Phillidelphia area.
    She and an accompanist will play for the first half of the event, then she will join jazz musicians Sam Platt, Gary Adams, James Albright and Tommy Hylton on the stage for the second half.
    Locarni said Cooksey and Adams played in the Carthage High School Jazz Band together in their school days.
    Platt and Hylton are also Carthage High School products who have returned many times to perform in front of hometown crowds.
    The event is free of charge and is being put on by the Devotees, the Helen S. Boylan Foundation and the Carthage Council on the Arts.

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