African American Voice puts focus on future


This year’s 18th annual African American Voice: An Evening of Performance puts the focus on the future by showcasing youth.

Held Friday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. downtown at the Regional Arts Center, the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his teachings features a night of young performers who exemplify King’s encouraging, inspiring words.

Presented by the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council’s African American Committee, this annual event kicks off celebrations of King’s birthday weekend. TAAC’s Dr. Teretha Harper and Vicki Parks have organized this event, Harper saying that people appreciate what it brings.

“They have said that your program is a little bit different from the other programs that happen in the city,” Harper said. They aim to set the stage…

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