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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

The only cities that have celebrated Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984 are Atlanta, Georgia and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Always taking place in the month of January, this event focuses on keeping the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration programming highlights the youth in our community who every year interpret Dr. King’s words through an art, speech and writing contest.

 

In addition, various cultural arts organizations take center stage in Uihlein Hall, truly demonstrating the excellence of our arts community. Some of the groups that have celebrated with us in the past include Bear Clan Singers and Dancers, MYSO Calypso Steel Band, Ajagun Arts Traditional West African Drum & Dance, Latino Arts Mariachi Juvenile, Milwaukee Chinese Youth Orchestra, and more. The event concludes with the Paulette Y. Copeland Reception in Bradley Pavilion.

 

How to Participate in the Program

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration is organized by a steering committee of long-time community members, school representatives, corporate leaders, and Marcus Center staff. This community event is free and open to the public.  There are no tickets or reservations required to attend this event.  Seating in Uihlein Hall is on a first come, first serve basis.

 

More Information / Funding Opportunities

For more information about the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, or for funding opportunities, please contact Bridgett Gonzalez, Director of Diversity & Audience Development at 414.273.7121 ext. 211 or bgonzalez@marcuscenter.org.

Cantos de las Americas - A Tribute to Education

Cantos de las Americas

Cantos de las Americas is an annual concert celebration, which honors the varied cultures that are represented by the students of Milwaukee Public Schools. Historically, the concert features students performing songs and dances from the Caribbean, Africa, Latina America and Europe, in addition to the Hmong, Laotian and Native American cultures.

This celebration will take you on a magical journey in which many of the world’s cultures harmoniously converge to the laughter, pride and joy of performing students. Several teachers, parents and school administrators work tirelessly to meticulously choreograph and practice these performances.

 

How to Participate in the Program

Cantos de las Americas is free and open to the public. Seating in Uihlein Hall is on a first come, first serve basis. Schools that participate in this program have registered with the Cantos de las Americas Planning Committee and their respective school leaders.

 

More Information / Funding Opportunities

For more information about Cantos de las Americas – A Tribute to Education, or for funding opportunities, please contact Bridgett Gonzalez, Director of Diversity & Audience Development at 414.273.7121 ext. 211 or bgonzalez@marcuscenter.org.