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On this Martin Luther King, Junior Holiday there are concerts, service projects, and special events going on around the Metro area to honor the civil rights leader. If music is what you're looking for, hit the Kennedy Center for the "Let Freedom Ring" Memorial Concert”, featuring Grammy winning singer Patti Labelle. The show is free and starts at 6 p.m., but you'll need to get there early. Tickets will be given away at 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda is hosting a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Tribute and celebration with a concert featuring jazz and gospel groups.

At the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, the documentary, 'King: a Filmed Record: Montgomery to Memphis' will be shown at 10 a.m. Other films featuring the civil rights leader will be shown at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in the District starting at 11:30.

The National Park Service will also be laying a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. King gave his famous, "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

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