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Musical program at McCarter honors Martin Luther King

McCarter Theatre Center will present multi-genre recording artist Damien Sneed and his unique blend of classical, jazz and gospel music, at 8 p.m. Jan. 18, with “We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Inspired by the words and action of King, “We Shall Overcome” features repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders, interwoven with spoken word from King’s speeches.

The year 2019 marks the 35th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which was signed into law and made a federal holiday in 1983.

Joining Sneed will be an ensemble of multi-genre vocalists and instrumentalists, including vocalists Chenee Campbell, Markita Knight, Ayana George, Anitra McKinney and Quinn Brown, along with special guests, classical recording artists Patrice Eaton and Audrey DuBois Harris.

The musicians include Mark Clark (drums), John Matthew Clark (bass), and Marquéz Cassidy (keyboards).

Tickets for the performance in the Matthews Theatre start at $25 and can be purchased at, 609-258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office, 91 University Place, Princeton, N.J.