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Feb. 23 Concert Honors Black History Month

Posted on 12/31/17 by TheAARPBulletin, AARP Blog Author

February celebrates the achievements that African Americans made in helping to shape the nation, and AARP in St. Louis and the St. Louis Symphony are honoring them with a Black History Month concert.

The Friday, Feb. 23, concert, titled Lift Every Voice, features Grammy-nominated singer Oleta Adams and the 120-voice In Unison chorus, which focuses on interpreting African and African American music.

The concert is cosponsored by AARP in St. Louis. Members who bring their AARP cards to Powell Hall will get a surprise gift.

Sheila Holm, community outreach director for AARP in St. Louis, said the concert helps AARP connect with a segment of the population that has a rich local history in entertainment, with stars like Miles Davis, Chuck Berry and the “St. Louis Blues” itself.

“This is a way we can bring the whole community together to celebrate the richness of our culture right here,” Holm said.

“The historical impact of the African American population in St. Louis is huge and continues to be significant.”

Concert tickets are $14 and $28. Up to 100 two-for-one tickets are available by clicking here or by calling 314-534-1700; or by visiting the box office at 718 N. Grand Blvd. —Dale Singer

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