Anticipation for Black Music and Civil Rights Movement Concert Is High After Emmy Win

Pressure is on for The Black Academy of Arts and Letters to step up its game after winning its first television Emmy Award last month. The academy won the prestigious honor in partnership with KTXA-TV (Channel 21), Dallas-based affiliate of KTVT-TV (Channel 11).Now the academy is pulling out the stops to prepare for its 35th annual Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert, which will be Jan. 14 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St in downtown Dallas.Last year's installment of the concert at the symphony hall featured singers Bilal, Earnest Pugh and B. Slade, with actor Malik Yoba as narrator. KTXA broadcast the performance in February and March. The station and academy won the Emmy on Nov. 11 in San Antonio at the annual Lone Star Emmy Awards show, a regional affiliate of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The win was in the category of Special Events Coverage Other Than News or Sports.  Continue reading...

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