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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Village Theater in Canton

Event Date/Time

Jan 21, 2013
5:30 pm until 7:30 pm


The Canton community will once again honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special tribute, “Building Bridges: Canton Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

The public is invited to attend a pre-event reception starting at 5:30 p.m. featuring light refreshments, followed by the main program at 6 p.m. This annual event is presented by the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts, and Heritage, members of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sub-Committee, and the Canton Community.

In addition, the reception is generously sponsored by Darian and Ralynda Moore of Keller Williams Realty of Plymouth. Admission to this special presentation is a $2 donation at the door.

A biography of Dr. King's life will also be presented in dramatic form; “Spirit of the Man - Martin Luther King, Jr.” was written and produced by ReGina Shamberger, a member of the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage, as well as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. subcommittee.

Musical performances will be provided by the New Hope Music Academy Choir, under the direction of Isaac Pippen.

This year a special panel of Morehouse College Alumni will be hosted by Anthony Davis, a member of the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage, as well as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sub-Committee. The panel will feature distinguished members of the community, include Judge William McConico, Michigan's 36th District Court; Karl Robinson, President, Detroit Morehouse Alumni Association; Curtis Johnson; and Reverend Nelson A. Henry.

For more information about this special performance and the latest exhibition in the Gallery@VT, please call (734) 394-5300 or visit cantonvillagetheater.org.


Cost $2 Donation

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill
50400 Cherry Hill Road
Canton, MI
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Additional Info
SponsorCanton Commission for Culture and Heritage
Contact nameAnthony Davis
Contact emailiamthird@wideopenwest.com

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