Dec 2, 2008

International House of Blues Foundation Seeking Performers for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

The International House of Blues Foundation is seeking artists in the
fields of, Gospel, Hip Hop/ Rap MC's, Spoken Word, traditional Story
Teller's, Dance, and Musicians to participate in:

Speaking Out: 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Friday, January 16, 2008 11AM-12:30PM @ the House of Blues Sunset Strip

Our program is in collaboration with LAUSD and private schools
throughout Los Angeles County.

Please provide the following materials by December 19th, 2008

-Promotional/Collateral materials; artistic examples, recordings,
website and contact information.

-Artist BIO - a summary in Word of your experience, notable awards if
applicable, description of your
work and why you do what you do.

-Promotion Statement - a brief paragraph on how your artistic
performance and reflection on Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and accomplishments would engage and
inspire the youth who attend
our celebration.

The IHOBF is a non-profit organization dedicated to programs which
highlight African American cultural contributions, emphasize the
importance of self-expression and encourage interest and active
participation in the arts. I would like to invite you to perform at our
upcoming Speaking Out: 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

Speaking Out: 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will be held
Friday, January 16, 2009 11:00AM-12:30PM. The celebration will consist
of inspirational presentations to the audience, performance of spoken
word, rap and poetry pieces written by 5th-12th grade students
celebrating the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Of
particular note, the student competition invites 5th-12th grade students
to research Dr. King's commitment to social justice and equality for all
people and to encourage young people to engage with Dr. King's ideas and
consider them in relation to their own lives.

PLEASE follow the links below for Competition details and guidelines

2009 MLK Spoken Word Rap Poetry Competition Guidelines available here:

2009 IHOBF MLK Packet (Additional Teacher Resource Materials) available

Since its inception in 1993, the IHOBF has reached thousands of students
and teachers through programs offered to schools and community
organizations in IHOBF locations nationwide. The IHOBF- Los Angeles was
established in 1996. Since that time, more than 89,000 students,
teachers and other adults have participated in IHOBF Los Angeles Blues
SchoolHouse and other arts and cultural programs. In 2002, IHOBF-Los
Angeles was presented the John Anson Ford Award by the Los Angeles
County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles Human Relations
Commission for its programming. In 2007 the IHOBF Los Angeles reached
more than 12,000 students and teachers from across Los Angeles County
through the Blues SchoolHouse, Make An Impression Initiative, Visiting
Artist programs, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. programs, and teacher

Please mail/email requests or questions to:

Anne-Marie Gregg, Program Director
International House of Blues Foundation - Los Angeles
323.769.4622 (phone) | 323.769.4785 (fax)
6255 Sunset Boulevard, 18th Floor | Hollywood, CA 90028

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