Knight returning to MITS

Published 1:17 am Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dick Knight enjoyed his Music in the Streets experience in June so much that he asked to be allowed to return.
Well, his wish has been granted. The Dick Knight Express returns to Music in the Streets in downtown Washington on Friday. Knight has played in James Brown’s band and with many other musicians such as Otis Redding.
Music in the Streets, which runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., is held the third Friday of each Month from April through October.
LCR, making its Music in the Streets debut, is a four-piece band from Greenville. The band plays a mixture of originals songs and covers.
Almost making its debut at Music in the Streets is Sunshine and Crime, a funky reggae band from Greenville.
Another entertainer making his Music in the Streets debut is Jeff Bennett, a Washington High School student who will have instrumental accompaniment.
Ryan Schmitt and Friends also is scheduled to perform, featuring local student and guitarist Greyson Schmitt.
The Harvest Church Teens, performing for the first time at Music in the Streets, are slated to perform music with a praise/worship theme.
Instrumental guitarist J.B. Mayes is expected for a return engagement at Music in the Streets.
Marantha Ministries will be represented by Robert Horne, Ruth Craig and a praise team during the street festival Friday.
Keyboard player Kimberly Waters, a veteran Music in the Streets performer, will sing her original music, with her band members along for Friday’s event.
The Music in the Streets Shaggers and the Down East Rods & Classics return to Music in the Streets on Friday.
For this year, other Music in the Streets events are slated for Sept. 16 and Oct. 21. Music in the Streets is organized by the Washington Harbor District Alliance.

About Mike Voss

Mike Voss is the contributing editor at the Washington Daily News. He has a daughter and four grandchildren. Except for nearly six years he worked at the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., in the early to mid-1990s, he has been at the Daily News since April 1986.
Journalism awards:
• Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service, 1990.
• Society of Professional Journalists: Sigma Delta Chi Award, Bronze Medallion.
• Associated Press Managing Editors’ Public Service Award.
• Investigative Reporters & Editors’ Award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Public Service Award, 1989.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Investigative Reporting, 1990.
All those were for the articles he and Betty Gray wrote about the city’s contaminated water system in 1989-1990.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Investigative Reporting, 1991.
• North Carolina Press Association, Third Place, General News Reporting, 2005.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Lighter Columns, 2006.
Recently learned he will receive another award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Lighter Columns, 2010.
4. Lectured at or served on seminar panels at journalism schools at UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Maryland, Columbia University, Mary Washington University and Francis Marion University.

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