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Marketing & Communications - Jan. 31, 2014

The Human Relations Department’s second annual “Showcase of Song,” celebrating the link between African and African-American culture through music, headlines the city’s observance of Black History Month during February.

There will be performances of African music, traditional and modern-day African-American hymnals, and historic Negro spirituals at noon on Saturday, Feb. 22, in the auditorium of the Old Salem Visitors Center, 900 Old Salem Road. The program is free and open to the public.

Also in observance of Black History Month:

The Police and Fire departments will hold a public safety Black History Month program at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Hanes Hosiery Recreation Center, 501 Reynolds Blvd.

A bust of Council Member Vivian H. Burke will be unveiled in City Hall at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, to recognize her as the city’s longest-serving elected official. Council Member Burke has represented the Northeast Ward since 1977.

WSTV-13 will feature encore presentations of 10 productions relating to local African-American history in two-hour blocks at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during February. Highlights include “Laying the Foundation” on Tuesdays, “Reynoldstown” on Thursdays and “Engine Four” on Saturdays. Complete information is posted at WSTV13.CityofWS.org.

For more information, call CityLink 311.

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