We Shall Overcome…

Hi everyone! Are we having fun yet? Winter is nearly half over, and the Super Bowl is just around the corner, thank goodness!!!!!

As you can probably tell from the title of this posting, I’ll be giving you all a little dose of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s medicine. This past weekend there were events aplenty in Middle Tennessee, and although I was just a mere child when he died, his words still ring in my ears and his image is emblazoned on my memory. It’s quite a different thing to celebrate MLK Day in the South. While folks on the West Coast were burning draft cards and demonstrating at Cal, down here the Freedom Riders were waging their own battles. This week, I interviewed Tonya Micah, co-chair of Nashville’s MLK Day Committee. We had a terrific chat about Dr. King and his legacy of love, tolerance and inclusiveness. We agreed his messages are timeless and prophetic. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the MLK Day Federal holiday, so be sure and check out the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center’s website. Enjoy and be grateful! Tonya Micah

Last week, I talked to Robert Kerzner about the alarming number of people who do not have life insurance. He explained that it’s very affordable to own a policy, and in the long run, could save your family from dire circumstances. Well, this week, I talked to Esther Kim, a freshman at Atlanta’s Oglethorpe University. Her father’s untimely and tragic death left her family nearly destitute. She and her siblings have been working to support themselves and their mom ever since. I know you’ll be moved by Esther’s story. Esther Kim

Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t share with you a couple of great nights of music coming up next week. “Music In The City,” hosted by Nashville Lifestyles magazine, offers two nights of great music at both Tin Roof locations. Check out a slew of Music City’s rising stars and benefit the music program at W.O. Smith Elementary School to boot! For more information and schedule, visit their website. Nashville Lifestyles.

And finally, don’t forget to get your tickets to TPAC’s Shrek: The Musical! Opening night is January 24th!

Until next time, stay warm Nashville!

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