Friday, January 12, 2007

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day In CT

America's greatest civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 78 this coming Monday. Here is how Connecticut will celebrate his memory.

the Hartford Symphony's Eighth Annual Martin Luther King Celebration! features gourmet soul food elegantly prepared by Ann Howard, a special preview performance with cellist Tony Rymer, guitarist Raymond Carter III and baritone Elliott Brown (the soloists of the "I Have a Dream" concert), and dancing to the Motown sounds of "Souled Out".
Bond Hotel Ballroom, 338 Asylum St., Hartford
Saturday, January 13, 2007, 6:30 pm.
Tickets: $125.
For information please call: 860-246-8742 X 367

The Eighth Annual Concert Celebrating the Legacy of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1154 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield.
Sunday, January 14, 2007, 7 pm
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students & seniors
For information please call: 860-244-2999

Featuring Emcee Brad Davis, Tony Nominated Star & Choreographer, Maurice Hines, Gospel recording Artist & Award Winning Vocalist, Vickie Winans Classical Vocalist, Irene Lumpkin, Dramatic Orator,David Greer, 200 Voiced Community Choir, and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Swing Jazz Band.
Ticket prices: $10 (Student and Seniors), $15 (General), $20 (Reserved), $40 VIP (including access to Post Reception).
Date: Sunday, January 14, 7 pm
For information please call: (860) 243-6520

11th annual West Hartford Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Opening music by the Hall High School Jazz Combo, welcome by Mayor Scott Slifka, master of ceremonies is Leon Collins, keynote introduction by Lorna Little and more. Plus display of student art work and essays from West Hartford Public Schools.
West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium, 50 S. Main St., West Hartford,CT
Monday, January 15, 2007 at 10 am

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast
The Hartford Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta presents the 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship breakfast. Featured speaker will be the Honorable Stephanie Tubbs Jones, 11th Congressional District, Ohio.
Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT
Monday, January 15, 2007 at 9 am
Tickets: $45.
Box Office: 860-306-4494

MLK Celebration
All sorts of fun stuff. First Cathedral Choir from Bloomfield compliments presentation of Dr. King's "Mountain Top" speech, recited by Brian Perkins. Stan Simpson, of The Courant, is master of ceremonies.
Smith Middle School, 216 Addison Road, Glastonbury, CT
Monday, January 15, 2007 at 1:30 pm
Price: Free

Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr's 78th Birthday
Community event.
Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main St., Middletown,CT
Monday, January 15, 2007, 5 pm - 9 pm
Price: Free

Third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Dance: Dancing for Peace and Justice
Freddie Moore's Hudson Repertory Dance Theater performs Moore's "We Walk, We March, We Dance"; Kristin Foote performs excerpt from Jose Limon's "There Is a Time"; Samantha Geracht performs Anna Sokolow's "Kaddish." Presented by CT Dance Alliance.
Educational Center for the Arts (ECA), 55 Audubon St., 3rd floor, New Haven, CT
Monday, January 15, 2007, 3:30 pm
Box Office: 203-777-5451 x316

Martin Luther King Workshop
Hands-on workshop for kids inspired by the art in the gallery.
Ages 5-7, 10-11:30 a.m.; Ages 8-20, 1-2:30 p.m.
Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport,CT
Monday, January 15, 2007
Box office: 203-222-7070

Annual Celebration of Martin Luther King
Theme is "Recognizing Our History." Crafts for students of all ages, gallery activities and performances of "Gifts From My Ancestors" with musician/storyteller Calvin Earl at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT
Monday, January 15, 2007 10 am - 4 pm
Price: Free with museum admission
Box office: 203-869-0376

Community Open House: MLK, Jr. Day
The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be celebrated in the visual arts, in the spoken word and in song at event. Includes music by Lift Every Voice and Sing Community Choir at 1 p.m., followed by St. Michael Gospel Choir at 3.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St., Hartford, CT
Monday, January 15, 2007 10 am - 5 pm
Price: Admission is free.
Box office: 860-278-2670

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice 2007
Annual event honoring Dr. King's work in raising awareness of public health and urban environmental issues that disproportionately affect minorities and persons of low income. Storytelling (Eshu Bumpus, Motoko, Anansi stories by Alliance Children's Theater), video, music (Larry Spotted Crow Mann and the Quabbin Lake Singers, more), Hip-Hop Cafe with music and dance, Peabody Invitational Poetry Slam, drum circle led by Michael Mills, more. Activities and presentations about community gardening, urban canoeing, urban access to outdoor recreation, public health, more. Sun. 2 p.m.: Peggy Shepard of West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc., speaks on "Advancing Environmental Justice and Urban Sustainability."
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT
Sunday, January 14, 2007, noon - 4:30 pm
Monday, January 15, 2007, 10 am - 4:30 pm
Price: Free.
Box office: 203-432-5050

Discovering Dr. King: New Reflections: Hoffman Discovery Concerts
Discover the great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in this all-newexploration of his legacy through music and art. Rousing spirituals anda montage of artwork created by the students at Capitol Preparatory MagnetSchool will provide students a variety of interpretations on social justice and Black History.
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1154 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield
Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 10:30 am
For information please call: 860.246.8742 X 344


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