TheCreativeUnderground Has Musical Tribute And Brunch To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech, orated from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the civil rights movement’s Great March on Washington. With this speech, Dr. King called for racial equality and an end to discrimination, and inspired an entire generation to take action.   

TheCreativeUnderground, a community arts initiative, has collaborated with Sharon Kelly, owner of Mocha Restaurant and Music Lounge, to present an afternoon of musical and literary reflections that aims to bring the community together to pay homage to the influence of Dr. King’s words and actions that continue to have impact on today. The event will also feature a buffet brunch prepared by Mocha’s Senior Chef, Michael Sylman. 

“Dr. King seemed to instinctively know that the Civil Rights movement needed a soundtrack,” states Shane Morrow, director of TCU. “Every hero needs theme music.  The Civil Rights movement incorporated jazz, folk, R&B and gospel to use music that all ethnic backgrounds could relate to and be inspired by to help be part of the change America needed to move past the race and gender inequalities. I am honored to continue showcasing our extraordinary wealth of local talent within this program that gives us all participating a moment to reflect and inspire our community.”

The event will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 1-3 p.m. at Mocha Restaurant and Music Lounge.  Admission for musical tribute and buffet will be $15.  For more information about the event and obtaining tickets, go to www.tcuchatt.com and/or call 402-0452.



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