Councilman Dee Andrews Announces the Musical Headliners For the 23rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

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The Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine and the Residents of Long Beach are pleased to announce the 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Celebration musical headliners, sponsored by Union Bank, are “The Lowrider Band” performing live on Saturday, January 15th, 2011 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1550 Lemon Avenue.

Union Bank is the proud to sponsor the Lowrider Band, the original composers and singers of Grammy Award winning songs “Lowrider”, “Cisco Kid”, AND “Why Can’t We Be Friends”. Since 1969, members of Lowrider Band have compiled a tapestry of quintessential songs and live performances so musically infectious that its moniker traces from Los Angeles to Mexico City and from London to Copenhagen. And the genius of this Southern California troupe is captured in the musical medley of Hispanic, African-American and mainstream cultures. “As part of our commitment to the communities we serve, Union Bank is honored to support such an important community event,” said Union Bank Regional Executive Leticia Aguilar. “We are delighted to be part of Long Beach’s 23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.”

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is a free multi-cultural, located at King Park, 1950 Lemon Avenue. The celebration will begin at 12:30 PM and end at 5:00 PM. The celebration is filled with great entertainment and special interest groups that focus on the teachings of Dr King. So, bring your children and grand children to learn through the great performances on the main stage. Along with a day of enlightment through music, you can visit an assortment of attractions such as the Health Pavilion; all free health screenings, such as blood pressure and diabetes testing. Other attractions include an assortment of specialty craft, merchandise, food, and informational exhibitors that will feed your senses. Or enjoy “Dreamland”, the children and teen area, which includes free carnival rides for the kiddies rides, a teen stage with dancing performances and contest, arts and crafts booths, and a nutritional snack stand that teaches kids about nutrition. For more information contact the Office of Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrew (562) 570-6816 or log on to

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