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'Strange Fruit' tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. - Part 1
The Seattle Public Library, jazz vocalist Mercedes Nicole and her band, and Seattle jazz guitarist Michael Powers for two performances of "Strange Fruit: A Nina Simone Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." on Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Central Library. The "Strange Fruit" program chronicles the journey of African-Americans from slavery to freedom through live music, song, images and dance.
'Strange Fruit' tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Part 1
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'Strange Fruit' tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Part 2
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'Poetry on the Buses: An Anthology of Poetry on Wheels 1995-2005'The Seattle Public Library celebrated the release of "Poetry on the Buses: An Anthology of Poetry on Wheels 1995-2005" with readings from the anthology on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006. Local poets read their work included in the anthology.
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