Per Montgomery County: “Sweet Honey In The Rock, the internationally acclaimed and three-time Grammy Award-nominated performance ensemble rooted in African American history and culture, will perform at Montgomery County’s 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr birthday and celebration at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. The County will commemorate the group’s 50th anniversary with a proclamation. Several members of the group are Montgomery County residents.
There is no charge for the event, but attendees are required to have a ticket. For more information about tickets, visit the Strathmore website or the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights website. The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda. Free parking is available in the adjacent parking garage.
“I have been a fan of the music of Sweet Honey In The Rock for more than 30 years,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “I am pleased that several members of the group call Montgomery County home. Sweet Honey In The Rock has touched people in Montgomery County and around the world by telling stories about the Black experience for 50 years with their powerful lyrics and music rooted in African American tradition. They are a testament to the influence and importance of music.”
“We are extremely honored to celebrate and congratulate ‘Sweet Honey In The Rock’ on the group’s 50th anniversary,” said Montgomery County Director of Human Rights James Stowe. “This ensemble has provided inspiration and healing around the world through its melodious harmonies, spoken word and sign language.”
County Executive Marc Elrich and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Commemorative Committee will host the event. This year’s theme is “Where Do We Go From Here . . . We Choose,” a tribute honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event also will feature presentations by members of the County Council and a number of musical performances.
The event will highlight the many positive attributes of Dr. King and will focus on the choices and actions each person can make for the betterment of our community–even in a time of division and strife. The program will emphasize that many people choose to live in an inclusive and peaceful community where every resident has value.
Other performers include:
- Akhmedova Ballet Academy
- Izis La Enfermera, Latin Salsa
- Ellen Gira, an accomplished cellist and vocalist
- Glorystar Children’s Chorus, Chamber Girls Choir
- Roland Gresham, national recording acoustic guitarist
- Ronnie Diamond Hoard, former lead singer of the Ohio Players
- Student medalists from the Montgomery County Branch NAACP-Academic Cultural Technological-Scientific Olympics Cultural Development Program:
- Brainy Akpala, junior at Seneca Valley High School (spoken word)
- Donovan Holt-Harrington, junior at Seneca Valley High School (instrumentalist clarinet) accompanied by professional pianist Alma Sanford
- Khadija Ndiaye, senior at Northwood High School (vocalist)
- Siju Onadipe, senior at Winston Churchill High School (vocalist)
On Friday morning at 10:59 a.m., officers responded to Wells Fargo Bank at 750 Walker Road in Great Falls, VA for an armed bank robbery. The suspect entered the bank,…
Nearly a year ago we let you know that TJ Maxx, the discount department store that sells clothing, shoes, jewelry, and home décor would be one of Burtonsville Crossing’s new tenants…
The Halal Guys at 522 N Frederick Ave in the Gaithersburg Square shopping center has permanently closed.
The Maryland-National Capital Park Police is asking for help naming the newest member of its K9 rescue unit.
AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology of AC Milan directly from AC Milan coaches.
March 1st (Friday) 6pm-7:30pm
March 2nd (Saturday) 6pm-7:30pm
March 3rd (Sunday) 10:30am -12pm and 3:30pm-5pm
Location:18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841
Price: $349 + AC Milan Junior Camp Kit