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"Songs from the Soul"

“Songs from the Soul”

“Songs from the Soul,” a musical narrative of the history of African-American music, is the next School Time Theatre performance.

Local and area students are invited to take a musical journey into African-American history when Lake Cumberland Performing Arts, in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, presents Theatre IV’s electrifying performance of “Songs from the Soul.”

The School Time Theatre performance, recommended for grades 3-12, will be held on Friday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. at The Center.

Presented with a mix of humor and reverence, “Songs from the Soul” is a revue of African-American music from slave songs to jazz to blues to rap. The show is not only top-tapping entertainment, but also provides a vital history lesson that teaches pride, responsibility, and respect.

The songs illuminate both the past and present as audience members learn of this music’s transformative impact on American culture. The performance is based on a book by William Dye with music and lyrics by various artists.

Make your reservations
To make school reservations, visit the School Time Theatre page to reserve seats online for the 10 a.m. performance.

Reservation requests will only be accepted via the online order form or by mailing or faxing the completed order form, along with payment or purchase order, to 606-677-6010 (fax) or to The Center, 2292 South Highway 27, Somerset, KY 42501.

Admission is $4 per person. Tickets are not issued for School Time Theatre performances. All performances are open to the public.

School Time Theatre performances
School Time Theatre is presented by Lake Cumberland Performing Arts in partnership with The Center for Rural Development.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to Lake Cumberland Performing Arts with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Theatre IV
Theatre IV is a nonprofit, professional theatre for young audiences. Since 1975, the company has toured from Wisconsin to Florida to Maine, while also presenting major productions in its home city of Richmond, Va.