Grammy Winner CeCe Winans to Headline Aurora's Week-Long MLK Jr. Commemoration

Sports and Recreation

December 26, 2014

From: City of Aurora Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Space

Aurora, CO - Multi-Grammy-Award-winner CeCe Winans will perform a free concert Jan. 11 in Aurora to launch the city of Aurora's week-long 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration. Presented by the city of Aurora, The Concert for Unity will take place at 4 p.m. at the Colorado Community Church, 2200 S. Chambers Road.

Winans, who has produced award-winning gospel albums spanning three decades, will perform some of her most inspirational songs, creating an atmosphere of inclusiveness and community. Her albums include "Different Lifestyles," "Alone in His Presence" and, most recently, "Thy Kingdom Come."

A limited number of free tickets are available, and may be picked up starting Jan. 2 at either the Aurora Municipal Center, Access Aurora Desk, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, or Colorado Community Church, 2200 S. Chambers Road. There is a four-ticket limit per person, and tickets will not be mailed nor held at Will Call. For group tickets, call 303-739-7163. For information about the concert, contact event organizer Chip Scott at 303-739-7756.

The theme for the city's Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration is "United Together, Aurora Works." For more information on the following event in which the city is planning or participating, call 303-739-7280.

Jan. 12: Kickoff Festivities and Press Conference (10 a.m., Aurora Municipal Center [AMC] First Floor Lobby, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway): Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan kicks off a week of celebration with Aurora Hills Middle School choir and drill team performance, quilt guild display and more.

Jan. 12: Praise, Prayer, Supper and Proclamation (6 p.m., AMC City Café, and 7:30 p.m., AMC Council Chamber)

Jan. 13: Multicultural Showcase Event (6 p.m., Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.): Aurora's diverse performance groups perform song and dance routines.

Jan. 14: Grand Design Inc. & Cleo Parker Robinson (Noon, Aurora Fox Theatre): Vocal and dance performances

Jan. 15: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Forum (6 p.m., Aurora Fox Theatre): The public is invited to discuss current social events and issues and share thoughts on King's legacy.

Jan. 16: Aurora Community of Faith Annual Breakfast (8 a.m., AMC First Floor Lobby)

Jan. 17: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Job Fair & Resume Workshop (11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Martin Luther King [MLK], Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave.): Open to the public and sponsored by Solutions for Transportations

Jan. 17: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission State Scholarship Banquet (7 to 9 p.m., MLK, Jr. Library): An event to honor those students who best exemplify King's vision

Jan. 18: Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance Interfaith Service (4 p.m., Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St., Denver)

Jan. 19: Marade Aurora Motorcade (7:30 a.m., participants gather at the east side of the AMC and travel to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library for ceremony and wreath laying, and 10:30 a.m., participants go to Denver's City Park)

Jan. 19: MLK Jr. African American Heritage "Rodeo of Champions" (6 p.m., National Western Stock Show, Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St.): Tickets, 303-373-1246, or Group Tickets, 303-796-0132)