Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Chocolate Drops drop into Mint Wednesday

Grammy winning trio the Carolina Chocolate Drops return to their home state Wednesday for a performance at The Mint Museum Uptown as part of the opening reception for "Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial." Dial - a renowned African-American artist from Alabama who is now in his eighties - will also be on hand as the museum's special guest of honor. The string band's music is a fitting companion for Dial's work because both draw on similar eras of Southern African-American traditions.

Tickets for the reception and concert range from $50 for members to $75 for non-members. The reception begins at 6 p.m. The Mint Museum Uptown is part of Levine Center for the Arts on S. Tryon St. You can find tickets here.

The Chocolate Drops' latest album, "Leaving Eden," was released in February.