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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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