My friend Ken West, a fellow member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry, has been helping young people find their creative voices and celebrating the life and work of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. for a long time. In fact this year will be the 10th Anniversary Music4Martin program, slated for at 3:30, Sunday March 11 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road in Woodstock.
And I have been proud to promote the wonderful event here on this blog every year since it started burning up electrons. Over the years I have seen many young people from our congregation share their amazing talents. But they aren’t alone. They are joined by children and youth from the Woodstock area and talented adult performers as well.
Here is how Ken describes this year’s event:
You will not want to miss Music4Martin 2012! As always, we have a series of songs reflecting the messages of Dr. King. We will perform songs from the late Jackie Wilson, Tracy Chapman, Fitz & The Tantrums, the Judds, and John Mellencamp as well as songs especially written for M4M12. There will also be dance and spoken word expressions. And in keeping with M4M tradition, Gabe Karagianis will perform his “Live” painting as the program unfolds. Come support and enjoy the talented inter-generational cast of fellow community members as they remind us of the continuing impact of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. See you there!