MLK music event hopes to build on past success

Local choir prepares for MLK Jr. Day gig

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - On Sunday, 12 musical acts from gospel to classical to native to blues and jazz, will gather at the Leo Rich Theater in downtown to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King.

It will be a three hour concert which will benefit the Tucson Musician’s Museum, a 501(c)3, which mentors young, budding musicians with instruction and instruments.

But it’s also a way to celebrate the progress made since King’s August, 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech.

It’s the first of its kind in Tucson.

“It’s a perfect time in these trying times in America that we can bring the community together on a positive note,” said George Howard, the event organizer. “Singing songs of the civil rights movement so we can readdress the progress we’ve made.”

The doors open at 5:30 p.m. Show starts at 6 p.m. $25 early ticket price. $35 at the door.

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