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1/10/2018 - Martin Luther King Jr. Week Features Leroy Love III & The Collins Brothers & a Special Edition of ONEMIC

Stacy Ash
(785) 309-5770

Martin Luther King Jr. Week Features
Leroy Love III and The Collins Brothers
and a Special Edition of ONEMIC

(Salina, KS 01-18) A series of community events to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week kicked off Monday, January 8 at the Salina City Commission meeting with the reading of a proclamation to honor the civil-rights leader. The affirmative statement was read by Reverend Alan Smith of St. John's Missionary Baptist Church.

Community events begin on Saturday, January 13 at 5 p.m. at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 321 N. Eighth Street, with "A Victorious Concert." This program features Leroy Love III and The Collins Brothers of Wichita as the musical guest. Immediately following is a community potluck dinner at the church. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Drinks and tableware will be provided. Both events are free admission.

On Sunday, January 14 at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, 215 S. Chicago, is a city-wide celebration at 3:30 p.m., with speaker Clifford Bunville and another musical performance by Leroy Love III and The Collins Brothers. This will be followed with a service to honor Dr. King Jr., on Monday, January 15 at the same location, with more guest speakers and musical entertainment.

King Week continues on Friday, January 19 with a special edition of ONEMIC at Ad Astra Books & Coffee House, 141 N. Santa Fe, hosted by Sailna's cash hollistah, featuring Kansas City-based poet Purpose, a spoken-word artist, minister and teacher, along with musical guest Samuel David of Wichita. This event starts at 7 p.m. and is free admission, supported by Friday Night Live.

For more information, call Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770.

For needed accommodations, please call Stacy Ash at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities. For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966. The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and the Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.