Tonight, the Center for the Arts will present a special musical performance in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historical accomplishments.
“What Is This Thing Called Freedom?” will commence at 8:00 this Friday evening at the Lyric Theatre. Tickets are $10 for students and children, $16 for seniors and faculty and $20 for the general public.
Violinist Diane Monroe will be accompanied by her quartet and vocalist Paul Jost. The renowned jazz and classical fusion performers will cover the works of a coterie of significant artists from the Civil Rights era — including Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchelland Pete Seeger.
The show marks the conclusion of a weeklong series of civil rights-themed campus events. Earlier in the week, the Pamplin College of Business Diversity Jubilee honored the accomplishments of individuals' and groups’ contributions to diversity. The Squires Student Center hosted a reception in the Perspective Gallery, featuring a poster of Dr. King and essay submissions.
"We held a brunch for K-12 students with winning essay submissions in our MLK contest," said Linda Greene at the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion has worked to bring expression and appreciation for King’s legacy in tonight’s musical reflection.
Students admired the peer-created artwork in Squires throughout the week.
"I think it's great that we're celebrating the history of Civil Rights, especially now," said Tim Greene, a freshman engineering major.
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