This one-night-only event, produced by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), will take place at the Historic Fitzgerald Theatre, Saturday, September 19, 2009, at 8 p.m. This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the NAACP, which underscores why the time is now to show your enthusiastic support for Rise! This spirited, cultural celebration pays tribute to the historical significance of the NAACP in the annals of civil rights activism and the integral role of Minnesota and its residents in this remarkable centennial journey.
It all takes place at the Fizgerald Theatre on Saturday, September 19th at 8pm. T. Mychael Rambo has been engaged in the role of artistic director, fundraiser and adminstrator as well as host/narrator for this remarkable evening of excitement, entertainment and education.
The event will include Sanford Moore (The Sounds Of Blackness & Tu Dance Company), Dennis Spears, Jearlyn Steele, Thomasina Petru, Aimee K. Bryant, Regina Marie Williams, Ansa Akeya and many others.
Tickets are priced at $25 and $29 and made available through the Fitzgerald Theatre box office at 651-290-1221 or on-line at www.fitzgeraldtheatre.publicradio.org.
With its own rich history of big victories in radio and community service, MPR has set the tone by pledging its generous support to this endeavor. However, to bring the significance of this event to the stage will require additional community support. Won’t you join us in this fundraising effort, as we move toward our goal of $20,000 to enhance the artistic caliber of this premier presentation.
The tax-deductible contributions of individual, corporate and community partners – like you – will allow us to bring Rise! to the Fitzgerald Theatre audience and MPR listeners Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 8pm. It is our sincere hope that you will “rise” to this occassion and make you pledge today.
For further information or questions regarding this event please contact: 651-225-4204
Please make your generous contribution payable to:
The Camphor Foundation – Rise Project
585 Fuller Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55103