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Tickets for 2010 MLK Celebration Available at Buskirk-Chumley Box Office Next Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2010


For more information, contact:
William A. Vance, Jr., Chair, City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King Commission, 332-1513
Craig Brenner, Special Projects Coordinator, Community and Family Resources, City of Bloomington, 349-3471
Danny Lopez, Communications Director, City of Bloomington, 349-CITY, lopezd@bloomington.in.gov


Tickets for 2010 MLK Celebration Available at Buskirk-Chumley Box Office Next Week

Bloomington, IN
-Tickets for the 2010 City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, which will feature keynote speaker Rev. Jesse Jackson, will be available beginning Monday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Box Office, 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue.

Although free and open to the public, the January 18 program is a ticketed event because of the Theater's limited seating capacity. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis until all have run out. Due to anticipated high attendance, there is a limit of two tickets per person. Ticket holders must be seated prior to 7 p.m. the day of the event or they will forfeit their seats.

The MLK Celebration will be aired live by CATS and also will be shown live in the City Hall Council Chambers, 401 N. Morton Street, beginning at 7 p.m.

The Indiana University African American Choral Ensemble, directed by Professor Keith McCutchen, will be performing at the event, along with local musical acts Kaia and Margaret Chun, winner of the 2009 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Nu Alpha Alpha Chapter Talent Hunt Program. Major event underwriters include Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana University, Cook, Inc., Otis Elevator, Monroe Bank, Stephens Honda-Hyundai, WFIU and the City of Bloomington Office of the Mayor.

Information about the MLK Day Celebration is available online at www.bloomington.in.gov/mlk, or by calling Craig Brenner, Special Projects Coordinator in the City's Community and Family Resources Department, at 349-3471.

Additional underwriters and sponsors include First United Methodist Church, United Commerce Bank, Indiana University Credit Union, Bloomington Hospital, The Villages of Indiana, Inc., Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'i's, United Way of Monroe County, Southern Indiana Pediatrics, LLC., and Robert & Alice McAuley, Oliver Wine Company, Inc., Manns and Manns Attorney at Law, the City of Bloomington Human Rights Commission, and Guy & Connie Loftman. Theater rental is sponsored in part by the city of Bloomington's Buskirk-Chumley Theater Grant Program.

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