Time & Location
May 11, 2022, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
About the event
May 11 – (Zoom) Kris Manning, Executive Director, North Charleston POPS! Before Kris moved to Daniel Island she was a corporate executive working for the Meredith Corporation, Clear Channel Radio, and CBS Radio. She also happened to be a musician (a drummer) so when she moved to DI “That Girl Drummer” joined some local bands. That was her night job. Then she decided she wanted to be a painter. In fact, when she last presented to our Rotary Club she brought her easel and paints and painted a picture at the same time she was talking to us. She is also a sculptor. Some of the masks she has created are absolutely stunning. Then she founded the Black Tie Music Academy and started teaching. Then she did a TEDx talk. Then she wrote a cookbook. In her new role as ED of the North Charleston POPS! she helped create their KidZ program and has partnered with the International African American Museum to create something called ”Jalolu” which is a pre-K to elementary aged educational program for kids and their families. Each event includes a children’s story read by a master storyteller, accompanied by a North Charleston POPS! musician performing a “soundtrack” inspired by each story. That is then followed by Q&A where the kids learn about the significance of the story and the musical instrument in the African American experience. Then there are the 24,628 pop tops and 14,723 toothpicks! But that is another story.