Press Release: Charles Fox to receive “Summey Barkley Rucker Medallion”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2015
“Summey Barkley Rucker Medallion”
For Mentoring Young Artists
South of Broadway Theatre Company and the namesakes of the Summey Barkley Rucker Medallion are proud to recognize and honor Charles Fox (of Fox Music House) for his contributions to the community on every level, and specifically his commitment to Arts Education.
The award was created in 2011 by South of Broadway Theatre Company (SOBTC) in recognition of the important work of mentoring young artists. Each of the namesakes has made significant lifetime contributions to the field, and SOBTC’s similar commitment is exemplified by their Summer in NYC (SiNYC) program. Summer in NYC is a month-long artistic residency in New York City where youth, ages 13-18 reside at The Juilliard School. SiNYC is currently celebrating its 10th year anniversary.
The medallion is named for North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts Founding Chair Nella G. Barkley and two-time Grammy Award Winning entertainer and Grand Ole Opry Member Darius Rucker.
The award will be presented during the
Summey Barkley Rucker Medallion Gala to benefit the 10th year anniversary of Summer in NYC on
April 29th, 6:00 – 8:00 at
North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum
4975 Centre Pointe Drive
North Charleston, SC 29418
Since 1976 Charles has continued the work of the Fox Music House as a springboard to bring music into the lives of the Charleston Community. He has a great many contributions and awards some of which include: Founding Board Member of Creative Spark, Past President of First Nights in Charleston, Founder and director of FestiVELO, (annual 4-day cycling event which has raised over $550,000 for bicycle advocacy), recipient of the 2013 Elizabeth O’Neil Verner Award for support of the Arts, and most recently — with a “lot of help from his friends” as he is quick to point out: The Charleston Marathon which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of arts education in the tri-county school districts.
SOBTC is a not-for-profit arts organization and theatre producing professional musicals, comedy and drama productions plus a variety of classes and workshops in the theatre arts since 2004.
For more information contact: Mary Gould, director, at 843-814-4451 or www.southofbroadway.com.