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Highlands closing out Black History Month with gospel showcase

Feb. 27, 2013 @ 03:17 PM

ASHLAND —  To close out Black History Month, Gospel Night will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center in downtown Ashland. Ashland Community and Technical College and area organizations and individuals are presenting this free program.

The sound and spirit of gospel music has become a profound force in American culture, and Gospel Night is a way for those voices from the past to be heard and passed on to the future.

The lineup of Gospel Night performers to date includes the choirs from Young’s Chapel in Huntington; Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Ironton; the Men’s, Mass and Youth Choirs from Christ Temple Church in Ashland” and “Voices of Praise,” a community choir of singers from Mount Olive Baptist Church, Christ Temple Church, New Jerusalem Church in Ironton and Quinn Chapel AME Church in Ironton.

For more information, contact the Museum, 606-329-8888.

On Friday, Ashland’s downtown again comes to life. It’s the first Friday of the month and you know what that means - the First Friday Art Walk.

  Here’s a look at some of the exhibits that will be on display on Friday, March 1 along the arts corridor of Winchester Avenue in Ashland.
 At the Upstairs Gallery, the featured artist will be gallery owner, and noted watercolorist, Barbara Delligatti. Live music will be provided by Brian Brown of Paintsville, Ky. The Gallery will be open 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 Downstairs from the gallery, the Thoroughbred Gallery will also be opened for a special viewing of Tri State Photographers.  These photographers are "The Advanced Photography Class"  with their teacher Larry Reese. 

 Thoroughbred Gallery is in the Thoroughbred Agency, at 1430 Winchester Avenue; directly below The Upstairs Gallery and next to 5/3 Bank.

  Light refreshments will be served from 6 to 8 p.m.

 Read about other cool things to do inside the Thursday Weekend section in the Herald-Dispatch.