DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be offering free admission along with live performances, educational programs and family activities for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January, 16.
The museum will host two screenings of the Ava DuVernay film Selma, which stars David Oyelowo in a Golden Globe-nominated performance as King. They will also host exhibits on women in hip-hop, soul, rhythm and blues music in Cleveland, rock and roll in the Civil Rights movement and more.
The event will feature live entertainment from Timbara, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Chess Records, the Vernon Jones Blue Cartel and Project EM3.
The Rock Hall will be taking donations of hat, scarves, gloves and other cold weather clothes for St. Agnes Our Lady of Fatima all day. Visitors can also decorate gift bags with notes of encouragement.
Cleveland Clinic employees and community leaders will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Friday, Jan. 13, as part of Cleveland Clinic’s 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Johnnetta Cole, Ph.D., former president of Spelman College and Bennett College for Women, and current director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.
Calvin D. Williams, Cleveland Chief of Police, will receive the Lifetime of Service Award, Cleveland Clinic’s highest community honor.
The program begins at 7 a.m. in the InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center, 9801 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland.
Take5 Rhythm & Jazz along with Mitchells Ultra Lounge presents its 2nd Annual “MLK Dinner & Jazz for the Homeless”.
This event, Mon. Jan. 16 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., will provide a full service dining experience. Guests will be served by radio personalities and others. The entertainment will be provided by a local jazz act.
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