BENEFIT CONCERTS FOR KANSAS CITY'S BLUE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD

Join some of the top classical musicians in Kansas City’s Korean community for two free concerts this month. The concerts, organized by the Korean Society of Greater Kansas City, are a Black History Month tribute to the African American soldiers who fought to protect South Korea’s independence more than 60 years ago. The first concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Cure’ of Ars Catholic Church, 9401 Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66206. The second concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church, 5814 Euclid Ave., Kansas City, MO 64130. The concerts are free and open to the public but free will donations will be accepted. All donations will go to support St. Therese Little Flower’s mission to aid the students at Hogan Preparatory Academy Middle School and to support the Senior Center located in the church hall. St. Therese Little Flower has been an anchor in the Blue Hills neighborhood since 1925. Among the Korean musicians scheduled to perform are Un Chong Christopher, associate professor of music at Calvary Bible College; Therese Park, former cellist with the Kansas City Symphony; the Korean United Church Choir conducted by Boyoung Lee; and the Korean Men’s Voice Quartet. Also scheduled to perform are Kansas City’s Cristian Fatu, one of the nation’s most brilliant young violinists, and members of the St. Therese Little Flower gospel choir. Elizabeth Alex, the lead anchor for NBC Action News (Channel 41) in Kansas City, will be the Mistress of Ceremonies. For information, contact Jerry Lechtenberg at 913-649-2020.

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