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Dionne Warwick will perform in a free concert tonight at The Kennedy Center in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Dionne Warwick will perform in a free concert tonight at The Kennedy Center in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan. 20: Let Freedom Ring!
Tonight you can attend a musical tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at The Kennedy Center, which is co-hosting a celebration with Georgetown University featuring Grammy Award-winning singer Dionne Warwick and the Let Freedom Ring Choir. For a chance to attend the 6 p.m. concert, line up in the venue’s Hall of Nations at 5 p.m. for a free pair of tickets.

Jan. 20: King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis
Today at 11:30 a.m. you can see a free screening at Silver Spring’s AFI Silver Theatre of King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis. The 1970 black and white documentary includes footage spanning from the Montgomery bus boycott to Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech to his untimely death in Memphis.

Jan. 20: Building the Peaceable Kingdom
The Washington National Cathedral hosts Building the Peaceable Kingdom, a musical celebration of Dr. King’s legacy, today from 2 to 4 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a new children’s book or non-perishable food item to donate.

Music: “Blackbird (Acoustic Instrumental Version)” by The Acoustic Guitar Troubadours

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