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The city of Winston-Salem is throwing a birthday party in Corpening Plaza Saturday, May 11, with a free concert, activities, food and merchandise vendors and historical displays.

The Party in the Plaza will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. and will be headlined by Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, a local favorite who drew a large and enthusiastic audience when she performed at Rock the Block three years ago. Cohen will perform from 6:15 to 8 p.m.
Sharing the stage with Cohen will be jazz vocalist Rhonda Thomas and jazz saxophonist Dee Lucas, who will perform from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Students with the local high schools will kick off the stage program at 3 p.m. with a selection of show tunes drawn from their spring musicals.

The party is timed to coincide with the centennial parade, which is schedule to conclude at 3 p.m. at Corpening Plaza. Local organizations and agencies have been invited to set up booths with displays about their history, and food and merchandise vendors will be on-site.

For more information about the Party in the Plaza, click on the Saturday events link at The website also has information about all centennial events and how to order commemorative centennial items.


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