Calvary Presbyterian celebrates history of African-American entertainment

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Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St. celebrates the history of African-American entertainment during a special Calvary Jazz Worship Service on Oct. 6, World Communion Sunday.

John Turk and the Change Band, plus vocalist Cheryl Turk, from Glide Memorial United Methodist Church join the Dave Scott Quartet in a program of jazz and spiritual music at 6 p.m.

At 5 p.m., a pre-worship education opportunity features John William Templeton, author of Cakewalk: an historical novel about the unsung creators of jazz.   Templeton also will present his exhibition JazzGenesis: San Francisco and the Birth of Jazz, which displayed for three years in the Visitor Center of San Francisco Travel and the choreopoem More Mo’ Than You Know, an interpretive history of the Fillmore District commissioned by the San Francisco Housing Development Corp.

Templeton also appears at the 9 a.m. adult education hour in a discussion on “How Langston Hughes and Dr. Howard Thurman Found Divinity in Pacific Heights” and for questions and answers during the 10 a.m. worship hour.

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