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Celebrate Black History Month with the arts

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Across the United States, February 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month. Cincinnati is full of celebrations that honor the contributions of African- Americans. Here are some artistic Black History Month celebrations.

The Frederick Douglass Story, month-long tour, call for information
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is staging a touring drama of The Frederick Douglass Story. Recommended for children grades three and up, educators can access The Frederick Douglass Story Study Guide containing assessments, vocabulary and relevant Ohio benchmarks.

CSYO Nouveau Chamber Players Winter Recital, February 9, 4:00 pm
A select group of African-American middle school and high school students comprises the CSYO Nouveau Chamber Players. An initiative of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the CSYO will be performing a free concert Sunday, February 9, at 4:00 pm at Carmel Presbyterian Church in Avondale.

Black History Month on WVXU 91.7
Public radio station 91.7 WVXU provides educational and classical programs year round but is providing special events for Black History Month. Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 pm, listeners can hear The Undiscovered Explorer: Imagining York. Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 pm, WVXU will air Say It Plain: A Century of African American Oratory. Throughout the month, educators can visit the Classics for Kids website for WGUC show-related information and composer facts.

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