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Tennessee Theatre recollects history with two events

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Tennessee Theatre hosts many musical events throughout the year but two of their upcoming shows will focus on African-American history in music and modern culture.

From Friday to Sunday, the Theatre will play host to five shows of Broadway's Motown the Musical. It chronicles the Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records who paved the way for many iconic careers like Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and many more.

The Tennessee Theatre has partnered with the Beck Cultural Exchange Center and Knoxville Area Urban League to host a free event on Sunday, April 15, titled “What Real Courage Is.” The event will feature a civil rights discussion panel, followed by a screening of the Oscar-winning film “To Kill A Mockingbird.” This free event at 3 p.m. recognizes the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 55th anniversary of the desegregation of the Tennessee Theatre.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.tennesseetheatre.com, by calling our box office at 865-684-1200 or by visiting the box office on Clinch Avenue during regular business hours.


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