Fred Johnson and St. Petersburg Alumni singers to honor MLK at free Tampa concert

'Let Freedom Ring' happens at the Straz Center on Friday.

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Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 93 years old this weekend, and as the nation celebrates his legacy, the St. Petersburg Alumni Singers—three Gibbs High School grads (class of 1957) and members of the school’s St. Cecelia Choir—turn the late civil rights leader’s words into gospel.

Performances from Straz Center’s Arts Legacy Series are always free, and this one happening on Friday, Jan. 13 inside Teco Theater also features jazz vocalist Fred Johnson.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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