Tri-C celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
For Immediate Release
December 19, 2007
CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga Community College will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the College's 31st annual observance of his birthday. This year's program theme, "Celebration in Music," will feature a free concert with national recording artist Lecresia Campbell, along with 'The Voices and Rhythmic Sounds of Mega,' the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cleveland School of the Arts Concert Choir. It all happens Sunday, January 20, 2008, at 3 p.m. in the Metropolitan Campus Auditorium, 2900 Community College Avenue.
Lecresia Campbell has recorded solo projects as well as served as a background vocalist with such artists as Larnelle Harris, Donnie McClurkin, Gerald Levert and a host of others. She has also been an actress in musical plays including "Dreamgirls," and recently played TV Judge Greg Mathis' mother in "Tell it to the Judge."
The Voices and Rhythmic Sounds of Mega crosses several genres of Gospel music. From traditional to contemporary, the group continues to push the envelope in skill and technique. The 40+ vocal ensemble and five-piece band have shared the stage with national artists including Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond, Bishop T.D. Jakes and many others.
Victor Liva is in the midst of his first year as music director of the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, a full symphony orchestra now marking its 68 th year. The Philharmonic is proud to have been the first symphonic group in Cleveland to honor Dr. King.
The Cleveland School of the Arts Concert Choir is directed by Dr. William B. Woods. This performing group hails from the Cleveland public schools' specialty arts school in University Circle, where all aspects of the arts are incorporated into the teaching approach.
In addition, several Cleveland public school graduates will receive recognition and scholarships during the program.
Due to limited seating, tickets are required for this free event. Call 216-987-4805 or visit www.tri-c.edu/mlktickets to reserve tickets.
Janet R. Cannata, Manager, Marketing Communications & Campus Relations
Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus
216.987.6155 — 216.403.8156 (cell) — firstname.lastname@example.org
Opened in 1963, Cuyahoga Community College is Ohio's first community college and now the state's largest, serving 55,000 students each year. More than 700,000 county residents have come through Tri-C's doors. The college offers two-year associate degrees, certificate programs, and the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum includes over 1,600 credit courses in more than 130 career, certificate and university transfer programs. Courses are offered at three campus locations, two Corporate College® facilities, many off-campus sites, and via television and the Internet.