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Posted on 14 Feb 2008 at 8:10pm

Angelou to be honored at Meyerson

Author and civil rights pioneer Maya Angelou will be honored March 1, at Meyerson Symphony Center during an event hosted by the Hope for Peace and Justice Foundation.

The event will feature the Voice of Peace Chorus and singers for The Women’s Chorus of Dallas, the Turtle Creek Chorale, One Achord, the Cathedral of Hope Sanctuary Choir and MosaicSong. The Hope for Peace and Justice Foundation will present Angelou with its first Voice of Peace Award "in recognition of [her] life lived in the pursuit of peace and justice."

The event, which begins at 2 p.m., also celebrate’s Angelou’s 80th birthday, April 4.
Tickets are $30 to $100 and available at www.h4pj.org. Sponsorships are available by calling Jim Powell at 214-351-1432.

Oak Lawn band presents spring concert

The Oak Lawn Band presents its spring concert, "Deja View," at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Northaven Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Road in Dallas.

The concert will feature familiar and nostalgic music from television and the movies. The full band and different ensembles will perform.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Group discounts are available at the door.

For more information, call 214-621-8998 or go online to www.OakLawnBand.org.

Women’s Chorus puts on ‘City Lights’

The Women’s Chorus of Dallas will present its "City Lights" concert Saturday, March 15 at 8 p.m. at Caruth Auditorium on the SMU Campus.

The pops concert will take the audience on a trip through favorite cities of the world with favorite songs from throughout the years, including "The Boy from New York City," "Downtown," "Little Old Lady from Pasadena," "Big D" and "Take the A Train." This full chorus and small ensemble performance will also include pop-opera, "African Freedom Song," choreography and other surprises.

Single concert tickets are now on sale and begin at $10 for seniors and students, with adult tickets ranging from $15-$25. Season tickets are also available for the remaining two concerts in the season. For more information on event tickets, concert performances or membership in this volunteer chorus, call 214-520-7828 or email twcdoffice@twcd.org.


Integrity founder to speak in Ft. Worth

FORT WORTH The founder of the LGBT Episcopalian group IntegrityUSA will speak March 1 at Celebration Community Church.

Louie Crew, who founded IntegrityUSA in rural Georgia in 1974, will speak on the topic "Exceedingly Glad in Times Like These" at 3:30 p.m. following Holy Eucharist at 2 p.m. Holy Eucharist will be led by the Rev. Sam Hulsey, retired bishop of North Texas.

The event is sponsored by Integrity Fort Worth, a chapter of IntegrityUSA. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., and there will be a reception in the parish hall following Crew’s address. Celebration Community Church is at 908 Pennsylvania Ave. in Fort Worth.


This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 15, 2008

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