Martin Luther King tributeCelebrate the life of civil...


January 15, 1998|By Lori Sears

Martin Luther King tribute

Celebrate the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday at Howard Community College. Presented by the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission, the tribute commemorates King's commitment to harmony, justice and equality, through an evening of poetry readings, dance, songs of freedom and an awards ceremony for area youths. WMAR-TV co-anchor Stan Stovall will be master of ceremonies for the event.

Centered on the theme "Respect the Dream: Live in Harmony," the celebration honors high school students who have demonstrated the qualities of which King preached. Joining the celebration will be the Young Columbians, the Oakland Mills Jazz Band, the Howard Community College Jazz Ensemble, the Long Reach High School Ballet Ensemble, the Long Reach High School Chamber Orchestra, dancer Dr. Dawn Barnes and the Soon Hee Ahn Traditional Korean Dancers.

The tribute begins at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Smith Theater at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Free. Call 410-313-6430 for more information.

Watch a magical comedy show, see daredevil trampoline stunts and groove to the sounds of the Dean Dalfonzo Quartet this weekend at Marley Station Mall. See tricks, gags and juggling from magician Robert K. Strong as he mixes comedy, illusion, balloon sculpting and audience participation in his show tomorrow. Soaring more than 25 feet into the air, the Skyriders with World Trampoline Champion Ken Kovach and his Pinnacle Productions crew demonstrate aerial tricks Saturday and Sunday. Jazz music from the Dean Dalfonzo Quartet will get feet tapping and fingers snapping Saturday and Sunday. And sculptors from Hot Ice will create ice sculptures inside the mall all weekend long.

Activities will take place at Marley Station Mall, 7900 Governor Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie. Magic show tomorrow at 6 p.m. Trampoline stunts Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Sunday at noon and 2 p.m. The Dean Dalfonzo Quartet Saturday, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Free. Call 410-766-2033.

Join in honoring the thousands of Confederate soldiers who served during the Civil War and celebrate the birthdays of two generals Saturday at the Lee/Jackson Monument downtown.

Born Jan. 21, 1824, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson served as Confederate general during the Civil War along with commander in chief of the Confederate Army Robert E. Lee, born Jan. 19, 1807. In tribute, wreaths will be laid at the monument, a parade of Confederate and Federal re-enactment troops will proceed through the street, and period music will create the mood. Area hereditary organizations, including representatives from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Military Order of the Stars and Bars, will pay homage to the two historic figures.

The ceremony begins at 10: 30 a.m. Saturday at the Lee/Jackson Monument at Art Museum and Wyman Park drives. Free admission. Free parking on the Johns Hopkins University campus. Call 410-296-9235 or 410-747-3271 for more information.

Pub Date: 1/15/98

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