Maestro Freeman recalls meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The celebration begins on Sunday at 2:30pm when The Chicago Sinfonietta presents “A Dream Unfolds”.  This tribute is performed at Dominican University, 7900 W. Division in River Forest.  The Sinfonietta will feature several guest artists and a variety of music.  See the attached clip “Meeting MLK”.  Tickets and more information at or call 708-488-5000 or visit .  On his birthday, January 17th, the Oak Park Main Library at 834 Lake will feature storyteller and musician “Shanta” who will take you on an African tour through music, song and poetry.  This is a Free event and all are welcome.  Call 708-383-8200 or see for more details. “Journeys, The Legacy of Harriet Tubman” will be brought to life by Deborah L. Wright.  This Free program takes place at the Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest in Oak Park at 1:15 pm.  Info at or 708-386-2729.  Come out and celebrate.   

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Maria Murzyn

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