Up & Coming Weekly

January 15, 2019

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JANUARY 16-22, 2019 UCW 11 e Fayetteville Cumberland County Min- isterial Council presents its 26th annual "Honoring Dr. MLK's Legacy" Prayer Break- fast Monday, Jan. 21, from 8 a.m.-10 a. m. at the Crown Expo Center. "Our keynote speaker this year is Joseph High, who is a recently retired corporate executive, and this is his third retirement," said Dr. Maxie Dobson, president of e Fayetteville Cumberland County Ministerial Council. "I think that everyone will enjoy him. … He is a direct recipient of benefiting from the legacy of Dr. King, and I am grateful that he accepted to be the speaker for the 2019 prayer breakfast." Dobson added that one of the goals for the breakfast this year is an expeditious execution, saying he would like for it to be no longer than two hours. e reason is that, typically, there are 1,500 attend - ees who have to get through the breakfast line. e event also includes a day of service component. "e tradition has been that we encourage all who are at - tending to find some means of rendering some service in honor of the holiday; (it's for those who are inspired by) the encouragement by Dr. King's wife to make it a day 'on' rather than a day 'off,'" said Dobson. He continued, "For many individuals, it is an off day from their regular job. But (Dr. King's wife) said rather than considering it an off day, consider doing some kind of service in your community." e Fayetteville Cumberland County Ministerial Council's theme for this year's event is "Seize the Moment." "e theme is to promote a sense of urgency ... to first identify the opportunities that the individual can engage themselves to facilitate and then make it an urgency to do so," said Dobson. "e Tabernacle of Miracles Church is collecting socks and blankets for the homeless, and it is very satisfying to know that we will be able to contribute those to the home - less shelter." Dobson speculated on what Dr. King would say about the present state of America if he were alive today. "I think Dr. King would ... rightly assess that the values … he espoused — particularly to love community — are not being pursued in a large-scale way," said Dobson. "I think that he would encourage us not to al- low what he gave his life for to be in vain. (I think he would us encourage us) to remind ourselves that we are one community and to celebrate our differences as opposed to finding an occasion to condemn our differences based upon whatever ideology one may choose." Dobson added, "I believe we can anticipate our best breakfast yet. We look forward to seeing every- one at the event." Tickets cost $20. For more information, visit www. fayettevillemincouncil.org or call 910-624-7785. 'Seize the Moment' at Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast and day of service by DR. SHANESSA FENNER EVENT DR. SHANESSA FENNER, Principal, WT Brown Elementary School. COM- MENTS? Editor@upandcomingweekly. com. 910-484-6200. e Fayetteville Cumberland County Minis- terial Council's theme for this year's prayer breakfast is "Seize the Moment." Prepare to be amazed at "The Heart and Soul of Mag- ic," hitting the Seabrook Audi- torium stage Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Fayetteville State University welcomes magi- cians Randy "Ran'D" Shine, Jamahl Keyes, Kid Ace and Hip Hop Juggler for this event. According to Aaron Single- ton, personal relations repre- sentative for FSU's Seabrook Performance Series, "We talked to folks at Fort Bragg … we thought (this show) was something that would appeal to families and people of all ages." Steve Mack, a fellow staff member at Seabrook, com- mented on the acts, saying, "When we put the series to- gether for this year, we looked for a variety of entertainment … we talked about doing some- thing that would appeal to the military, families and students in the area." Magical comedian Randy Shine has been enter- taining a variety of audiences for more than 10 years. A highly acclaimed performer, Shine has presented at such prestigious events as the 44th Presidential Inauguration Banquet and Ball for President Barack Obama. Moreover, Shine teaches about magic at universities through- out the country and various U.S. military bases around the world; he also performs in hospitals for children with terminal illnesses. Shine has even been a producer for "e Heart and Soul of Magic" tour itself. He will share the stage with Jamahl Keyes, another comedic magician who blends interac- tive laughs with classic magic. "Keyes is, in his own rite, an 'ace-magician' — he does workshops on team-building and becoming a better person," said Singleton. Kid Ace will put a fresh spin on the show by mixing magic with illusion. Besides his per- formances across the globe, he has entranced audi- ences on his "North American Tour" and starred on season three of the Netflix sensation "Bill Nye Saves the World." Kid Ace specializes in infusing magic with ele- ments of today's culture. His understanding of fash- ion and music influences his performances in a way everyone will love. Another culturally savvy magician, Paris, or the "Hip Hop Juggler" as nicknamed by Al Roker, has been performing for more than 10 years. His com- edy, stunts and juggling skills have wowed audi- ences from the White House to "e Today Show." Paris has taught his fans how to juggle at various conventions, and you can find him showing off his skills in alía and Natti Natasha music video "No Me Acuerdo." "You can expect to be amazed, to be dazzled — you can expect to laugh a lot," Singleton said of the show. "If you don't want to have fun, you shouldn't show up." Of the performers, Mack said, "ey're all good at just getting everyone in the audience involved. e fact that we were able to package all four of these artists really made it something unique." "e Heart and Soul of Magic" will take place at Seabrook Auditorium at Fayetteville State Univer- sity, 1200 Murchison Rd. To purchase tickets, visit www.etix.com. For more information, call 910-672- 1724 or visit www.facebook.com/jwseabrookaudito- rium. is event is open to the public. 'The Heart and Soul of Magic' comes to Fayetteville State University by AVERY POWERS AVERY POWERS, Contributing Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upand- comingweekly.com 910-484-6200. "e Heart and Soul of Magic" brings to- gether four top-notch magicians who have performed nationally and worldwide.

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