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Malcolm-Jamal Warner pays toast to Black history

admin | 2/22/2012, 10:46 a.m.

Dennis Moss honored as part of The Langston Hughes Project

One of the toughest things about Black History Month, with February being the shortest of all months, is deciding which events to attend. At least we have an additional day with this being Leap Year. However, if you need a suggestion, you should consider heading to South Dade on Thursday, Feb. 23rd for The Langston Hughes Project. The show, co-sponsored by the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and delancyhill Law firm, is a multi-media concert performance of Langston Hughes kaleidoscope jazz poem suite, Ask Your Mama. It features nationally-acclaimed Ron McCurdy Quartet and celebrity spoken word artist Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Before the show, there will be a VIP reception honoring Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis Moss. This year marks our law firms 10th anniversary as well as the eighth year that we have hosted a Black History Month celebration, said Marlon Hill, 40, partner and attorney at delancyhill. Rather than getting caught up in the hype associated with Christmas, we thought it would be more appropriate to have an annual Black History Month celebration. Our goal is two-fold: to highlight contributions of Blacks from the past and to focus on someone that is making a difference in our community today. We move the event to different arts and cultural venues each year. After deciding on the Center here in South Dade, there was no one else better to honor than Dennis Moss. He was instrumental in providing the vision for the Center after Hurricane Andrew destroyed this area in 1992. It is our honor to be a part of this collaborative effort to present a signature jazz performance and to honor our own Commissioner Moss. For more information call (786) 573-5300. By D. Kevin McNeirkmcneir@miamitimesonline.com