The Music School of Delaware’s black history tribute. Plus, the Delaware Children’s Theatre presents “Pippi,” and Ecarte’s dancers hit DSU.
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The Music School of Delaware hosts more than 75 events a year, but one of its most riveting is “Cultural Crossroads: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Black History Tribute,” to be held at the Wilmington branch January 14. The evening pays homage to Dr. King through works by African-American composers and musicians. Soprano Jacqueline Beach Faulcon and pianist Clarence Faulcon, as well as the school’s cello choir and Christina Cultural Arts Center artists, will lead an offering that illustrates diversity and unity. “It is a musical tribute and celebration of the great message of cooperation and equality for all that Dr. King championed,” says Music School president and CEO Kate Ransom. Also stirring is the recitation of Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 impromptu speech in Indianapolis, where he stood on a flatbed truck to tell an African-American crowd that Dr. King had been assassinated. Kennedy, who in his speech urged Americans to show love, wisdom, and compassion toward one another, was himself assassinated two months later. For more, visit musicschoolofdelaware.org, or call 762-1132. —Maria Hess
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