Martin Luther King Jr. Day Prayer Breakfast
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Lenoir Rhein University will host the university’s first-ever Martin Luther King Jr. Day Prayer Breakfast on Monday.
Breakfast is at 7:00 AM at the Cromer Center on the Hickory Campus.
The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so registration is strongly recommended. To register, please visit www.lr.edu/mlk.
Breakfast and programs continue until 10am. Avery Staley, University Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; University Chancellor Fred Witt; Terry Phillips, Chief of Multicultural Affairs; Christopher Wilson, Chief of the Department for Youth and Families, during breakfast I will give a lecture.
Featuring LadyElle Gospel Ensemble and Lenoir-Rhyne A Cappella Choir conducted by Ryan Luhrs.
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At 11:00 am, participants can join the annual march hosted by the Hickory NAACP. The march departs from the PE Monroe Auditorium on the LR campus and continues through Hickory to the Ridgeview Recreation Center.
Public parking is available at the Shuford Gymnasium and Moretz Stadium complex on campus and by Grace Chapel. A complete campus map, including surrounding areas, is available at map.lr.edu.
Chorus of Disney’s Frozen
The Newton Performing Arts Center hosts two interactive shows of Disney’s Frozen on Saturdays. Attendees can sing along with Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf while fake snow falls throughout the theater.
At the center, we encourage you to dress up as your favorite character. Frozen Fun Packs full of goodies can be purchased by families to match their activities. Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf can be photographed one hour before the movie starts. A character photo is enclosed in the ticket.
Movies show at 11am and 3pm. Tickets are available at ncauditorium.com.
Standard tickets are $15 and Frozen FunPacks are $25. Tickets for children 2 and under are $5.
Lenoir-Rhyne Concert Series Hosts Imani Winds
Lenoir-Rhyne’s concert series features the Grammy-nominated quintet Imani Winds on Sunday. Free performances open to the public at 3:00 pm at Grace Chapel.
The Imani Winds include Brandon Patrick George on flute, Toin Spellman Diaz on oboe, Kevin Newton on French horn, Mark Dover on clarinet and Monica Ellis on bassoon. The group has recorded 7 albums.
The 2006 recording “The Classical Underground” and the 2021 recording “Bruits” were nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Chamber Music or Small Ensemble Performance.”
The ensemble performs both familiar classical and contemporary works with innovative arrangements. The quintet frequently commissions works that bring new voices to the fore and highlight historical and current events through music.
In 2021, the group will become the first Faculty Wind Quintet at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, with residencies at Lincoln Center, Duke University, University of Michigan, University of Texas at Austin, and more. .