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Black History Month Calendar of Events

January 28

Fourth Friday Art Event

“Nudes”

Lexington Art League Exhibit plus cash bar, appetizers $7 general admission

209 Castlewood Drive

*Nudes Exhibit Now – March 13*

Call for tour appointment 254-7024

February 1-4

The Pricess Who Lost Her Hair -An African Folktale

Based on Akamba Legend

Lexington Children’s Theater

School Performace Days ONLY

10 and 11:45 Tickets $5.75

www.lctonstage.org

February 3-6

The Gershwins’  Porgy and Bess

Featuring UK Opera Theatre, Kentucky State University Choir, Performers from American Spiritual Ensemble

Singletary Center For The Arts

$45 (some special discounts apply)

859-257-4929 www.uky.edu/scfa

February 6

Keep Hope Alive Radio

Host: Rev. Jesse Jackson

Every Sunday at 8am

Key Conversations Radio w/ Patrice K. Muhammad

w/Co-Host Lezell Lowe

Sunday at 10am

Groovin’ 1580AM or www.groovin1580.com

February 10

S.T. Roach Community Conversation

“The Making of Isaac Murphy” – Frank X Walker

Monthly dialogue addressing topics affecting the Black community.

Lyric Theatre Multi-Purpose Room  300 E. Third Street

Presented by UK African American Studies and Research 859-257-0187

February 11

“We Have Roots Where Others Have Branches”

In honor of Black History Month, the Community Center will be paying a special tribute to the Bluegrass Aspendale Teen Center Nia Day Camp. The contributions of African Americans in the community will also be showcased through music, step, dance and poetry. The Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum and Mrs. Yvonne Giles will be providing resources for the program. All members of the community are welcome to attend this free event.

William Wells Brown Community Center (548 E. Sixth Street)

6–8 pm Free-For all ages

(Inclement Weather Date: February 18)

February 13

Key Conversations Radio w/ Patrice K. Muhammad

w/Co-Host Lezell Lowe

Sunday at 10am

Groovin’ 1580AM or www.groovin1580.com

February 20

Keep Hope Alive Radio

Host: Rev. Jesse Jackson

Every Sunday at 8am

then

Key Conversations Radio w/ Patrice K.  Muhammad

Co-Host: Dr. Sonja Feist-Price

Sunday at 10am

Groovin’ 1580AM or www.groovin1580.com

One World Film Presentation:

Only When I Dance

(Not Rated) Portuguese & English W/ subtitles (78 min.) FREE

Lexington Public Library Central Library Theater 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

To achieve their shared dream of becoming ballet superstars, two young black dancers from the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, must overcome poverty, prejudice and incredible odds — a journey captured in this inspiring documentary. It hronicles the day-to-day struggles of these gifted performers as they challenge the notion that ballet is the province of the wealthy, white elite.

February 25

The 16th Annual African American Dedication

Dunbar Community Center

545 N. Upper Street at 7 pm

This program recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of African Americans (past and present) in the areas of entertainment, education, athletics and more.  Admission is free.  For more information, contact Bob Owsley at 288-2941 or Helen Smith at 288-2957.

February 27

Keep Hope Alive Radio

Host: Rev. Jesse Jackson

Every Sunday at 8am

then

Key Conversations Radio

Host: Patrice Muhammad

w/Dr. Sonja Feist-Price

Sunday at 10am

Groovin’ 1580AM or www.groovin1580.com

Blood Done Sign My Name

(PG-13) (128 min.)

Lexington Public Library Central Library Theater 2 p.m.

An earnest drama based on the real-life 1970 murder of black Vietnam veteran Henry Marrow by virulent racists subsequently acquitted by an all-white North Carolina jury despite overwhelming evidence of their guilt. FREE

March 13, 19, 20

The Pricess Who Lost Her Hair -An African Folktale

Based on Akamba Legend

Lexington Children’s Theater

www.lctonstage.org

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