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 College Park, MD – The City of College Park will be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  This free event will take place at the Kay Theater, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center located at the University of Maryland at University Boulevard and Stadium Drive.

 This year’s theme “Pursuing the Dream” recognizes where we have come from and how much we have progressed toward understanding Humanity’s interconnectedness.  It also acknowledges the path ahead as we continue to develop a society of peace, culture, and education.

Dr. King’s rich legacy of speeches, sermons, and doctrine continue to influence and inspire.

 College Park Mayor Andrew M. Fellows will host the event as Master of Ceremonies. 

 The tribute’s program will include musical, dance, and literary performances celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy.  Performers represent College Park’s diversity, including Colours Program, Vocetti from the College Park Arts Exchange, Chinese Bible Church, Friends Community School, Maryland Boy Choir, SGI-USA New Century Chorus, Metropolitan Washington Bahá’ί Chorale,  and many more.

 Parking in the University of Maryland Lot 1 is free, or pay to park in the garage.


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