The 5pm Post – Jazz and Art Kick of Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Tonight!

From a DCPL press release:

What: Kick off the DC Public Library’s week long celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with jazz concert and exhibit reception.

When: Jan. 10, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St. NW

The DC Public Library honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a week-long series of programs built on the theme, “See Him, Hear Him, Live His Dream.”

Critical Exposure, a photography nonprofit that teaches young people advocacy, will open an exhibit called “Picture Equality.” In addition there will be a showcase of King-inspired images submitted to the Library’s page.

Opening remarks will be followed by a reception co-hosted by the DC Jazz Education Program. Herman Burney and his jazz ensemble will perform standards, original music and a set of Nina Simone songs featuring vocalist Akua Allrich.

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  • I’M THERE!

  • What would Martin Jr Say about all the craziness going on in the world? Would he prefer this over the latter part of the 20th century? Would he blog? At least the jazz and art are rocking. And hairstyles are better.

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