Performances will include The Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Love Crusade Gospel Choir.
Present will be 500 children from participating schools and youth organizations throughout Los Angeles includeing L.A. City Camp, I Have A Dream Foundation, Foshay Learning Center, Marvin Avenue School, First AME Church, All American Youth Foundation and the McKinley Children Center. Later that evening at 8:30 p.m. (PST), Clarence Fountain of The Five Blind Boys of Alabama will be sharing memories of his friendship with Dr. King followed with a live performance by his gospel band. Portions of the speech and concert will be fed live over the Internet. Also on the bill is the world-renowned Count Basie Band and special appearance by Charlie Musselwhite. Tickets for the evening event are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations and the House Of Blues Box-office.
Commemorating the event, House of Blues New Media and IUMA (Internet Underground Music Archive) will use this occasion as an opportunity to illustrate the power of the Internet as an educational tool to reach audiences worldwide. This program will kick-off House Of Blues Backstage Pass, a series of live broadcasts over the Internet. For the first time, three of the most popular web sites: IUMA, underground.net and bazaar. com will join forces to promote educational material following the event. The live production will be the most elaborate ever attempted over the Internet. Materials on the web sites will include exclusive testimonials from such artists as Chuck D of Public Enemy, controversial rap artist Ice T and others.
This historical event brought together the latest technology available from Silicon Graphics, Apple Computers, Pacific Bell, Sprint. Sponsors include Coca-Cola, Walt-Disney Records, CBS Radio Networks, Tower Records, Interop/SOFTBANK Expos, and American Videogram.
Using the Mosaic on the Internet, you can access information on how to receive the broadcast at one of three locations: