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AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR

In celebration of Black History Month, the African Children’s Choir will present an uplifting evening of music and hope at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

The 20 talented kids comprising this choir come from Kenya and Uganda. All the children have lost one or both parents to poverty, war or AIDS. The choir has been going for more than two decades now, and all the funds it raises go back into looking after the kids and providing them with an education.

Their joyful performance blends song and dance from the entire continent of Africa; featuring more than ten languages, unique cultural dancing, and of course, uplifting gospel music. This inspirational choir has gained international acclaim performing on Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, and American Idol; alongside Mariah Carey and Sir Paul McCartney in Live 8 in London; and at Nelson Mandela’s AIDS awareness concert in South Africa.

On Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8:00 p.m. “A Chorus Line” will be staged. In an empty theatre, 17 dancers audition for a new Broadway show. Sevnteen men and women with one dream. All they want is the chance to dance. This is “A CHORUS LINE,” the musical for everyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this singular sensation is the longest-running American musical ever.

Meanwhile, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts continues its season with seven new shows added to its 2013 roster. The new shows include:

-- A performance by Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz celebrating 50 years of Salsa Bestial featuring José Alberto “El Canario” and Ray Sepulveda with special guests Alfredo De La Fe and Jimmy Bosch on Saturday, March 9.

-- After the St. Patrick’s Day Parade a celebration of Irish music with The Celtic Tenors in the Bronx on Saturday, March 16.

-- An evening of Fusion Urbana featuring the reggaeton duo RKM & Ken-Y plus New York’s hottest bachata group 24 Horas and bachata sensation Karlos Rose on Saturday, April 20.

-- Tony Vega’s Aniversario Tribute to “El Maestro” Willie Rosario as special guest with performances by The Queen of the Trova Jibara Victoria Sanabria with Musical Director Humberto Ramirez on Saturday, April 27.

-- The best salsa romantica concert Back To The 80’S III returns with Hector Tricoche celebrating his 35 years in the music with Roberto Blade, Willie Gonzalez, David Pabon and Anthony Colon on Saturday, May 18.

-- An evening of laughter with one of the most loved Latin Kings of Comedy Paul Rodriguez And Star TBA on Saturday, June 1.

-- The celebration of the National Puerto Rican Parade Weekend with salsa icon Willie Colón Yo Soy Boricua on Saturday, June 8.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, N.Y. 10468.

Updated 7:18 pm, January 31, 2013:
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