On Saturday, March 12, WTJX-TV, Channel 12 will air two live programs representing the island of St. John: StJanCo: Caneel for the People and St. John School of the Arts presents the American Spiritual Ensemble in a free outdoor concert.
StJanCo: Caneel for the People – Reimagining Public Spaces is the third in a series of panel discussions regarding the future of Caneel Bay on the island of St. John. It airs from 2:30 pm until 4 pm. The panelists, Dr. Crystal Fortwangler, Kurt Marsh Jr., as well as Superintendent of National Park Service (NPS) sites in the Virgin Islands, Nigel Fields, will discuss the closure of Caneel Bay, a hotel that was once the largest employer on St. John. They will explore its impact on Virgin Islands economy, power, disaster recovery, and NPS’s plans for the redevelopment of Caneel Bay. The panel is moderated by Dr. Hadiya Sewer.
WTJX’s second live local program, The American Spiritual Ensemble, begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday. The American Spiritual Ensemble, was founded by Everett McCorvey in 1995 with the mission of keeping the American Negro Spiritual alive, but the group’s music collection ranges from classic spirituals, Broadway numbers, and jazz, highlighting the black experience.
The members of the American Spiritual Ensemble have performed at the Metropolitan Opera, The Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall just to name a few.
This Saturday, you can view both events live on WTJX-TV Channel 12 over the air, on Viya cable, and the Dish Network, on our free WTJX app, and by localizing WTJX on the PBS Video app, available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast, VIZIO and wtjx.org.