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CLEVELAND — The longest-running event to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrating his memory with the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tri-C’s 37th annual Dr. King Celebration will be held Sunday, January 19, at 3 p.m. in the Metropolitan Campus Auditorium. FOX 8’s own Jennifer Jordan will emcee the event.

This year’s celebration will feature performances by Avery Sharpe, a jazz musician, and the Cleveland Orchestra. It will also include the presentation of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Scholarship Fund to 29 students, and an award winning speech from Pepper Pike teen Larry Fulton. Fulton is a junior honor student at Hawken High School and first place winner of the 2013 Ohio MLK Oratorical Contest.

The Tri-C Dr. King Celebration began in 1977, six years before the day was designated a government observed holiday.

The event is free to attend, however tickets must be reserved to attend. For tickets, call (216) 987 – 4805 or click here.

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