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Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am

Monumental re-creation

 

Saturday evening, April 26, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign vocal artist and professor Ollie Watts Davis will re-create a historic performance at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Folks are eagerly anticipating this show based on the 1939 performance by renowned singer Marian Anderson who was barred for performing before an integrated audience so she sang in the open air at the Lincoln Memorial. Thousands watched her and the concert was aired coast-to-coast over the radio. You must register and have an e-ticket for this event. Visit presidentlincoln.illinois.gov. Museum will open at 6:30 pm., at which time the museum’s journeys and galleries will be open.

The Concert That Shook the Establishment
Saturday, April 26, 7:30-9pm
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. Sixth St.
217-558-8934
$12, $10 members, children under 12 free

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