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The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University present Let Freedom Ring! featuring Aretha Franklin, Nuttin' But Stringz, and the Let Freedom Ring Choir

The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy featuring Aretha Franklin, Nuttin' but Stringz, and the Let Freedom Ring Choir. Free tickets are required. See below for more information.

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Free tickets are required. Tickets will be distributed one (1) per person in line on Monday, January 19, 2009, in front of the Concert Hall, beginning at 4 p.m.  The ticket line will form outdoors, on the south side of the Center, adjacent to the South Plaza.  Patrons are advised to wear warm clothing.

The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University
present
Let Freedom Ring!
featuring Aretha Franklin,
Nuttin' But Stringz, 
and the Let Freedom Ring Choir
with Mistress of Ceremonies Andrea Roane
in a Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, January 19, 2009, 6 p.m., Concert Hall

The program, part of the free daily performance series on the Millennium Stage, features the Queen of Soul and 1994 Kennedy Center Honoree Aretha Franklin, hip hop violin duo Nuttin' But Stringz, and the Let Freedom Ring Choir with Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. Andrea Roane from WUSA Channel 9 hosts as Mistress of Ceremonies. Marian Wright Edelman, the president and founder of the Children's Defense Fund, will be recognized with the 2009 John Thompson "Legacy of a Dream" award.

Note: There is no free parking when attending or picking up tickets for free events.

NOTE: Due to Inaugural events scheduled throughout the city between Jan. 17-20, patrons attending performances at the Kennedy Center should allow extra time for transportation.  Please visit:  

http://uspppressroom.blogspot.com/2009/01/united-states-park-police-road-closures.html

All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

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