SOURCE: Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Day Committee, Inc.

January 08, 2007 15:23 ET

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day Commmittee Holds Annual Dr. King Birthday Celebration January 13 - 15th in Washington, DC

Celebration Salutes the Life, Dream and Vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 8, 2007 -- The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Day Committee, Inc. will hold its Annual King Celebration in Washington, DC on January 13-15, 2007. This year's theme is "Living the Promises of Tomorrow...Today."

The 3-day celebration will feature the Annual Black Tie Gala Reception, Gospel Musical Concert, Interfaith "Prayer, Peace, & Praise" Service, the Wreath Laying Ceremony and the Annual Celebrity Celebration Performance at the Historic Lincoln Theatre. (*Detailed schedule of events follows). Local and national artists are also invited to share in the celebration, noted artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Winans, Kenny Latimore, Tony Terry, Melba Moore, Doug E. Fresh and many others have participated in previous celebrations. This year's celebration will feature a special tribute of remembrance for the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King and the Dream Keeper's Awards will be presented for outstanding service in the areas of education, health care, housing advocacy and community service. For the past 16 years the committee has provided a free weekend of events and activities for thousands of residents from the metropolitan area to attend.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Day Committee, Inc., is a nonprofit organization established in 1989, to educated and promote the National Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The committee also assists in providing scholarships to high school graduates. Students attend and participate in programs that provide them with hands on job-related work experience, leadership development and many other positive and productive programs that help enhance their lives.

**Schedule of Events Follows

"Living the Promises of Tomorrow...Today"

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Committee, Inc. Annual Weekend of Celebration

Saturday, January 13 thru Monday, January 15, 2007


*Black Tie Gala Reception
Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Host: Ambassador
Samuel Assefa
3506 International Drive NW, Washington, DC 20008
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm (Proceeds to benefit Scholarship Fund)
*Reception Ticket Prices: Single $50 / Couple$80* Contact: Doris Mack @ 703-
Black Tie Gala Reception tickets are Limited - Must RSVP by January 9, 2007
to Register for Reception Guest List
*Tickets for Black Tie Reception include VIP seating at the Lincoln Theatre

*Gospel Musical Concert
(Free Admission)
Second New St. Paul Baptist Church
2400 Franklin Street NE, Washington, DC 20018
Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm

Kortnee Cobb
Praise, Inc.
Kurbell Minor and the Jubilee Majestics
Worship Leader; Minister Jackie DeShields

Interfaith "Prayer, Peace, & Praise" Service
(Free Admission)
Tenth Street Baptist Church, 1000 "R" Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Rev. A.C. Durant, Host Pastor
(Immediately following the Inter-Faith Service, we will parade two blocks
to the Memorial to lay Wreath)

Wreath Laying Ceremony African-American Civil War Memorial
(Free Admission) Hon. Frank Smith, Jr., Chairperson
Vermont Avenue & "U" Street, NW
Time: 1:00pm -2:00pm
A repass / reception will follow at Ben's Chili Bowl

Celebration Performance at the Historic Lincoln Theater
(Free Admission with Ticket - must get advance ticket from Lincoln Theatre
Box Office)
1215 "U" Street NW, Washington, DC
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm (Tickets Available Beginning Tuesday, January 9, 2007)
          Cardozo High School Jr. ROTC
          Stacy Hoffman
          Sarah Coles Jones
          Wayne Jackson & Monet Jackson
          Natasha Clark
          Dance & BodyWorks
          Langston Thomas & Carl Thomas
          Crystal White
          The Wild Zappers
          The Positive Vibrations Steel Orchestra
          Ezekiel Glenn
          Antuane Myers
          Rob Edwards
          Shawn Allen

Scholarship Award Presentation: Scholarships will be awarded to students
Hosted by Comedians; Michael Joseph & William Troxler

The 2007 Dream Keepers Recipients -
Dr. Walter L. Faggett - Medical Director, Medical Assistance Administration
& Health Care Safety Net Administration
Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Long - Outstanding Community Service
Mr. Leroy Hubbard - Affordable Housing Preservation & Advocacy
Mrs. Barbara Ferguson Kamara - Administrator, D.C. Dept of Human Services
Early Care & Education Administration

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