Posted On: 01-03-18

January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Kentucky Center’s ArtsReach program, River City Drum Corp and the Office of Mayor Greg Fischer present Keepers of the Dream Community Arts Celebration of Dr. King’s Vision
Sunday, January 14, 2018 5:00 PM at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Pre-show activities and performance by Louisville Leopard Percussionist in Main Lobby 4:00 – 4:45 PM
All ages | Free and open to the public, no tickets required | Approximately 2 hours

The 8th annual Keepers of the Dream, hosted by Ahmaad Edmund, will feature the presentation of the Mayor’s Freedom Award, ArtsReach Living the Vision Awards, Jawan Bowman’s recitation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech Where Do We Go From Here, along with dance, music, and spoken word. The Freedom Award, first presented in 1987, recognizes citizens that have dedicated their lives to promoting justice, peace, freedom, non-violence, racial equality and civic activism. The ArtsReach Living the Vision Award will be presented to community artist educators Keith McGill, Joan Brannon, Keith Cook, Troy Bell and Lynn Johnson, Chestnut Street YMCA Director of Black Achievers.

Performances include ArtsReach Dance, Percussion and Violin Studios from Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc., Metro Parks Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center, Metro Parks Newburg Community Center, WESTEC and West End School. Other featured artists are Belizean Dance Intermix, poet Leen Abozaid, Ty Brown, featured artist Alexis Stix Brown, and the River City Drum Corp.

In addition to the performance and awards ceremony, the lobby will be busting with activity prior to the event, pre-show entertainment by Louisville Leopard Percussionists and exhibitors from local organizations. Following the main program, there will be a post-show celebration in the lobby featuring River City Drum Corps.

Since 1991, The Kentucky Center’s ArtsReach Program has empowered community centers to program the arts, nurtured and developed diverse artists and audiences, engaged youth and created community through the arts.

For more information about ArtsReach and other education and community arts programs offered by The Kentucky Center, please visit or find us on Facebook at

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ALEF presents the 5th annual Hope Breakfast at the Muhammad Ali Center
Monday, January 15, 2018 7:00 AM

On Monday, January 15th, 2018 the Alpha Lambda Education Foundation (ALEF) will hold its 5th annual Hope Breakfast in commemoration of the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The event will commence at The Muhammad Ali Center in the heart of Downtown Louisville. Doors will open at 6:30am and the event will begin promptly at 7:00am.

This event will raise money towards scholarship, community outreach, and mentorship programs throughout the community. Please join the ALEF and the brothers of Alpha Lambda Chapter in celebrating this day in a grand fashion.

Proceeds to benefit scholarship and the Alpha Lambda Education Foundation, 501c3

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day film screening of “I Have a Dream” at the Muhammad Ali Center
Monday, January 15, 2018 11:00 AM
All ages | Free and open to the public

It has become a tradition for the Ali Center to show Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech to the community in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year is no different. Join the Ali Center as it shows this historic speech at 11:00 am. A panel discussion, “Continuing the Dream, Living the Legacy” will follow the 11:00 am showing. Members of the Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students will discuss how young people are continuing the work of Dr. King and Muhammad Ali in our community.

Please join the Muhammad Ali Center, and bring a friend, for this free screening of one of the most powerful and significant speeches in the history of the Civil Rights movement.

Film screening is open to the public. Regular ticket prices apply for exhibit admission.

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