“Let Freedom Ring!”
One of the biggest concerts of the year is set to be performed this evening at an event hosted by Georgetown University and the Kennedy Center. The annual MLK Day “Let Freedom Ring!” concert for Georgetown University students, faculty, and staff will feature India.Arie, the winner of two Grammy Awards and the voice behind hits like “Video” and “I Am Not My Hair.”
Although the chance to obtain a ticket through the online lottery has passed, a live simulcast of the concert will be shown live at The Kennedy Center website. The “Let Freedom Ring!” Choir will also be performing, and The John Thompson, Jr. “Legacy of a Dream” Award will be presented to Dikembe Mutombo, the humanitarian, NBA player, and Georgetown alum. In the past, the concert has brought well known artists like Aretha Franklin, and it has always been an amazing opportunity to engage in both historic and fulfilling entertainment.
This Friday Saturday, the Georgetown University Players will present their second improv show this year. Unscripted comedy knows no bounds with the Georgetown Players Improv Group, and audience interaction is encouraged, which promises to make the show a uniquely engaging presentation. The show will be held at 9:00 p.m. in Bulldog Alley. The tickets cost $6 for general admission, and $4 for students. You can buy them online or at the Davis Center Box Office.
Stress from getting back into a school routine can take a terrible toll on the unification between mind and body, I’m told. Tai Chi practices coordinating body movements, breathing, and meditation to improve your health and help you regain energy. Dr. Paul Cote, a scholar who has been practicing tai chi chuan for 20 years will be offering a six-week session for all experience levels in this martial art. Tai Chi provides a multitude of health benefits, and is a low-impact exercise no matter how often you work out. Classes will begin in the New South Dance Studio on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Students may register for the session here.
America’s Next Great Star
What’s After Dark is giving Georgetown students a chance to get noticed by TV casting directors in Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York City. America’s Next Great Star will be holding auditions for their live talent competition that showcases students who can perform magic tricks, write poetry, sing, dance, or possess any other interesting skills.
The auditions consist of an interview with the casting director followed by two minutes to perform whatever you would like. Afterwards, 8 to 10 finalists will be able to perform in the 90 minute show, filmed live, and voted on by the audience. The winner will receive a cash prize, and exposure to television casting directors. Potential performers must sign up for auditions by January 20. To sign up, or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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