What's in Store for April?
Published on Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 12:28pm
As you have made your presence felt during 2012 Black History Month, we invite you to do so again by attending a series of exciting April 2012 programs. On April 11, in recognition of D.C. Emancipation Day, John W. Franklin, director of partnerships and international programs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will discuss the topic, “Telling Our Story.” In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, we will host four live performances.
- April 18, spoken jazz artist Darlene Brown performs. In 2003, the poet produced the tasteful poetry CD, Lovesick Lessons, which features inspirational poems of love and other experiences over jazz and R&B music.
- April 21, Lea and Friends visit the library. The group, noted for engaging audiences with great vocals and meaningful lyrics, will play a combination of jazz-inspired pieces.
- April 25, the sensational Music at the Met Band performs an assortment of memorable jazz songs.
- April 28, the East of the River Police Boys and Girls Steel band performs. Since 1993, the steel pan ensemble has entertained nearly 1 million people in over half a dozen states, D.C. and the Caribbean.