PRINCETON, NJ – The Arts Council of Princeton, in partnership with the Princeton Shopping Center and Edens, present Michael Austin with the Theljion Allen Band on August 24, at 6 p.m. in the Princeton Shopping Center, 301 North Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ.
Michael Austin, native of Baltimore, MD is an example of many things. He is a mentor, leader, musician, teacher and public speaker, to name a few. In May of 1975, Michael, 26 at the time, was sentenced to life plus fifteen years for armed robbery and murder, crimes he did not commit. During the next 10 years, while incarcerated, Austin started a jazz band and music programs.
He continued to educate himself and others on music theory, composing, and voice training. On December 28, 2001, Austin’s prayers for freedom had been answered. All charges were dropped and Michael was released and granted a full pardon. Michael Allen frequently travels all over the east coast and internationally, to share his story and talents with others.
Concerts will be held rain or shine; bring a lawn chair or blanket. In the case of rain, concerts will be held indoors at the Arts Council’s Pop-Up Studio in the Shopping Center. Ample parking is available at the Princeton Shopping Center.
For more information and a full listing of concerts through August 24, 2017, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609-924-8777.
The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, designed by architect Michael Graves, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population of the greater Princeton region.
Established over 60 years ago, the Princeton Shopping Center has become a popular home for some of the Princeton area’s most unique retailers and restaurateurs. Built as a California-style in 1954, the Shopping Center is known for its architectural design and unique layout – a rectangular format with a center courtyard boasting beautiful floral displays. The Princeton Shopping Center is located at 301 North Harrison Street in Princeton, New Jersey.
For more information please call 609-924-8777 or visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.