Mayor Fischer to Attend Kentucky Center's MLK Birthday Celebration, 1/19
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an advocate of peace, justice and righteousness and a major figure in American history. To commemorate his legacy, ArtsReach and the Kentucky Center will host its fourth annual Keepers of the Dream Community Arts Celebration. The event will be emceed by Kenneth Woods, aka Kenny Fresh.
The event will include the presentation of Mayor Greg Fischer's Annual Freedom Award and the ArtsReach Living the Vision Awards, as well as performances by the following:
- Bailey Ramirez from 360 Dance Studio
- River City Drum Corp
- The Music Mentoring Group
- The HUMANITY PASSPORT PROJECT Greater Community Choir
- ArtsReach Dance and Violin Studios
- Natya Kendra Dance Academy
- ArtsReach Dance Ensemble from Metro Parks Shawnee Arts & Cultural Center
A pre-performance in the Kentucky Center lobby will feature: Brass Quartet comprised of members of the Commonwealth Brass Band: David Campisano, Cornet; Dana Fisher, Cornet; Mildred Kemp, Trombone; Russell Shartzer, Tuba.
Following the performances, there will be a reception in the East Room sponsored by Norton HealthCare. Post show entertainment in the lobby will be provided by River City Drum Corp.
This event is free and open to the public and takes place at the Kentucky Center's Whitney Hall, 501 West Main Street on Sunday, January 19, 2014. Event begins at 5 p.m. Preshow takes place from 4-4:45 p.m.
Since 1991, The Kentucky Center's ArtsReach program has collaborated with community centers throughout Metro Louisville to provide quality arts programs and professional development with a strong emphasis on hands-on arts experiences. Through an innovative approach and connection to the cultural heritage of Louisville's communities, the arts are no longer an afterthought in the development of healthy, self-assured, dynamic youth, families and adults with disabilities. ArtsReach works with community non-profits including libraries, parks, church-based non-profits, boys & girls clubs and neighborhood community centers. The media are invited to attend this important event, which celebrates the power of the arts to transform our community.