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Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 15 : 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10 - $35
On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe invites the community to celebrate his rich legacy during a community-wide program, “Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Program highlights will include excerpts from Dr. King’s speeches and writings, performed by Reverend Charles McKenzie, interspersed with singing and dancing by some of WBTT’s most popular performers. Founder and artistic director Nate Jacobs and his daughter, Naarai Jacobs, will be featured soloists; other performers will include Ariel Blue, Brian L. Boyd, Ashley Brooks, Elaine Mayo, Michael Mendez, Leon S. Pitts II, and students from WBTT’s summer youth program, “Stage of Discovery.” The event takes place on Monday, January 15, 2018, 7-9 p.m. at Booker High School (3201 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota). The leading event sponsor is the Walter Haskins Fund in memory of Stacey K. Haskins of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Cost is $10/reserved seating, $35/premium reserved seating. For tickets, go to westcoastblacktheatre.org or call the WBTT Box Office at (941) 366-1505, ext. 1.