York College (http://www.york.cuny.edu) will host its First Annual Foundation Gala, Celebrating the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to benefit York College Foundation Scholars Monday, January 21, 2008, 7 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center. NY1’s popular talk show host and political analyst Dominic Carter is the master of ceremonies and world renowned opera diva Kathleen Battle is the honorary chair.
Three Mo’ Tenors showcases the much heralded multi-faceted talent of the men who have developed a musical repertoire with astonishing breadth. These off-Broadway performers will present their dazzling versatility through selections from classical opera, jazz, gospel, soul, spirituals, New School, Broadway, and the blues as well as several more musical styles that span 400 years of music — all in one entertaining evening.
The event will also pay tribute to the York College/Community Commemorative Quilt Committee (YCCCQC) in recognition of its 10 years of unwavering dedication to provide scholarships to deserving students. Each year, YCCCQC produces an annual exhibition of new quilts and artworks for sale curated by internationally recognized artist Charles Lilly which coincides with the birthday anniversary of Dr. King and remains in place through February during Black History Month.
“It is only fitting that we honor the Quilt Committee at this inaugural event of the York College Foundation Board,” said President Marcia V. Keizs. “Their selfless service to the college and to our students has made a huge impact.”