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  1. Children’s Museum of Cleveland Martin Luther King Jr. Day and research library is free but there is a charge for special event parking. ….
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      Free Admission to all Museum galleries and special programs! 1:30pm Special Musical Performance Participate in our tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. with guided tours of the American Story Gallery.

      The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to host the 13th annual FREE admission day in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m

      For banks, government workers and schools, Martin Luther King Day is a national holiday, which means a day off. If parents are looking to celebrate the life of the great civil rights leader, there are numerous diverse events scheduled throughout the area.

      Here’s a look at a few taking place close to home:

      — The 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration, 10 a.m. Jan. 20, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, free

      Hosting an all-day free affair, the Rock Hall will have live performances, education programs and family activities that will highlight how people use music to find their voice and create a sense of community.

      Taking the stage will be The Antioch Spiritual Arts Choir, The Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word, Inspire *1* One, and Macey Sampson.

      The Foster Theater will feature two classes (seating is limited):

      Rock and Roll and the Civil Rights Movement explores how a range of artists, from Mahalia Jackson and Sam Cooke to Berry Gordy at Motown and rock and roll pioneer Fats Domino, created a popular music that empowered blacks to take their rightful place in American society.

      Cleveland is the City explores the history of soul and rhythm and blues music in Cleveland, one of the cities that gave birth to rock ’n’ roll music. The class explores the artists and venues that helped to create the city’s culture.

      For more information, visit rockhall.com.

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