Malden Reads Presents “A Community Performance” April 10
On Sunday, April 10, from 2– 4 p.m., the Malden Reads: One City, One Book project will culminate in a special FREE event at the Malden High School Jenkins auditorium. Community members of all ages are invited to a performance featuring their fellow community members (also of all ages!)
Performances will include music, song, dance, drama, poetry, multi-media, and spoken word. These will highlight the themes of this year’s book selections: including friendship, perseverance, seeing the light in others, the difficulty of homelessness and mental illness, and the redemptive power of music. It will also emphasize the subject of reading and community.
Even if you haven’t yet read this year’s book selections, you will enjoy the performance. The event will be hosted by Ron Cox (Executive Director of MATV) and Liz Hart (Executive Director of Tailored for Success). It will offer performances by eighth grader Len Tetta, high school student Crystal Araiza, the chorus (all ages) from the Partnership for Community Schools, the Paula Terenzi School of Dance, local musician (and chef) David Stein, and many others.
The featured performers are The Perkins Trio, three talented young men, all blind, who play a variety of music and have played with famous musicians Natalie Merchant, Livingston Taylor, and Bob Weir.
Don’t miss this unique, FREE event! Local authors and community organizations will have tables in the front lobby with information and displays. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and a slideshow with live music will be playing in the auditorium. Refreshments will be offered before the show and during intermission.
For more information, visit www.maldenreads.org.