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Georgetown Celebrates MLK’s Birthday With Concert

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Georgetown University will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (pictured) with a free musical tribute on Monday, January 17, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The program, part of the free daily performance series on the Millennium Stage, features acclaimed artist Aaron Neville, members of Georgetown University Choirs, the Sweet Heaven Kings and the Metropolitan Music Ministry.

Four-time Grammy Award-winner Aaron Neville is the third of the four famous Neville Brothers, who broke onto the national scene in 1966 with “Tell It Like It Is.”

This concert is the fourth jointly hosted by the Kennedy Center and Georgetown University as part of the University’s ongoing “Let Freedom Ring” initiative honoring the legacy of Dr. King. This performance builds on the success of the first joint program in January 2003, which featured Roberta Flack and attracted more than 5,000 people. The second, held in August of 2003, commemorated the 40th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and featured veteran actor, civil rights leader and 2004 Kennedy Center Honoree Ossie Davis, the Metropolitan Music Ministry of Metropolitan Baptist Church and the Georgetown University Gospel Choir. The third concert, held in January 2004, featured opera singer Jessye Norman.

No tickets are required for the performance on Monday.

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