An evening of rhythm and hope
As part of the Twin Ports tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Peace United Church of Christ hosted an evening of music and poetry Jan. 14. "Rhythm and Hues" created a narrative about the ongoing struggle to build a just society.
The evening started with a community meal, then moved into a musical program divided into three parts: "We're a Long Way From Done," "We Need Faith, and We Have It" and "The Dream is Alive, Keep Working."
The program included poetry by Rita Dove and Langston Hughes and music by Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Thelonius Monk and Leonard Bernstein, as well as original music performed by the Rev. Richard Coleman with the St. Mark AME Choir, and Solomon Witherspoon with his band.