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D.C. area events celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

A sampling of events throughout the Washington region in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.:

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2010 MARTIN LUTHER KING CELEBRATION, "The Dream, Unity in Diversity" with keynote speaker Kevin Locke, Lakota Sioux and Anishinabe hoop dancer, storyteller and flutist. 10 a.m. marchers gather at the courthouse; 10:30 march to Douglass Community; 11 a.m. refreshments; noon program, Loudoun County Courthouse, 18 E. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 540-338-4640.

"LET FREEDOM RING" CONCERT, with performances by India.Arie and the Let Freedom Ring Choir, co-sponsored by Georgetown University. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. Free tickets, limit of two per person, distributed 10 a.m.-noon to people in line in front of the concert hall. 202-467-4600.

MLK COMMUNITY CELEBRATION, hosted by the City of Mount Rainier. Food, music, prizes for student artwork, poems and essay presentations. Breakfast available. 9:30 a.m.-noon, Joe's Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. Donations of gently used towels and blankets for the Washington Humane Society requested. Free. 202-957-7551.

PRAYER SERVICE AND MARCH, Interfaith "Prayer, Peace & Praise" service. 10 a.m. to noon. 10th Street Baptist Church, 1000 R St. NW. Free. March to African American Civil War Memorial and wreath-laying ceremony will follow. 12:30-2 p.m. Vermont Avenue and U Street NW. Free. 202-345-4006.


"REMEMBRANCE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.," performances by Fortissima (formerly Bread and Roses Feminist Singers), Capitol Hill Youth Chorus, Lesbian & Gay Chorus of Washington, D.C., Not What You Think, Nuance, Rock Creek Singers of Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, Jubilee Singers of All Souls Unitarian Church and others. 7 p.m., Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, 201 Fourth St. SE. Free. 202-547-4102 or http://www.dcglbtarts.org.

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