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Newsfront - January 16, 2009

Monday is holiday for MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored Monday, Jan. 19, as schools, post offices, and town and county offices observe this national holiday. Banks and some private offices are also closed, as is the Danville Public Library.

"The Martin Luther King Convocation for World Peace," a musical celebration of King's life, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Wesley Center at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, 902 Danville Blvd. The free event will feature the Omega West Dance Company with dances inspired by the traditions of five world religions. Clergy will offer words of peace and prayers from their faiths, and Dr. Lonnie Bristow, who was personally acquainted with King, will read excerpts from his writings. Call 837-5243.

Jazz at Peace, a free monthly concert series offered at Peace Lutheran Church, 3201 Camino Tassajara, will feature Marcus Shelby with his Brass Orchestra and new compositions dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King on Feb. 11.