RALEIGH, N.C. – ABC11 Eyewitness News (http://www.abc11.com) has announced that it is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by participating in three events across the region during the holiday weekend. The events are as follows:
-Durham: On Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m., Eyewitness News Anchor Anthony Wilson will narrate "A Musical Tribute To Martin Luther King, Jr." with the Durham Symphony. The event will take place at the Durham Armory, located at 220 Foster St. For more information, visit: http://www.durhamsymphony.org/2011/08/28/a-musical-tribute-to-martin-luther-king-jr-durham-armory/.
-Raleigh: On Monday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m., Eyewitness news Anchor John Clark will serve as the master of ceremonies for the 32nd Annual MLK Musical Celebration at Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts located at 2 E. South St. For more information, visit: http://www.king-raleigh.org/events/agenda.cfm?program_id=1&event_id=2055.
-Fayetteville: On Monday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 a.m., Eyewitness News Reporter Gilbert Baez will serve as the master of ceremonies for the 19th Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast at the Crown Exposition Center located at 1960 Coliseum Drive. For more information, visit: http://www.ministerscouncil.net/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=60&extmode=view&extid=1.
"ABC11 is honored to participate in these events to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," said John Idler, president of ABC11 Eyewitness News. "His life and admirable accomplishments continue to resonate within the hearts of Americans who like him dream of a better country, and these events serve as a way to keep his incredible legacy alive."
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