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Black Heritage Festival kicks off Tuesday

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (Source: Savannah Black Heritage Festival) Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (Source: Savannah Black Heritage Festival)
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (Source: Savannah Black Heritage Festival) Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (Source: Savannah Black Heritage Festival)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will kick off the 22nd annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Savannah Civic Center.

The 2011 festival theme is Our Culture is Our Journey and it runs throughout February. Savannah Black Heritage Festival will be recognized before the dance performance. The 2011 SBHF honorees are Prince A. Jackson Jr. and Clinton D. Powell, both posthumously; Rev. Bennie R. Mitchell; and John Finney.

Tuesday night's performance is free, but a reserved seat is required. For free tickets call the Savannah Civic Center Box Office. There's a four-ticket limit per person. A limited number of tickets will also be available at Lester's Florist, which is located at 37th and Bull streets.

The highlight of the DCDC performance will be "Highest Praise," an inspiring and heartfelt choreographed piece that will feature 15 dancers accompanied by a choir comprised of local vocalists, according to a news release.

For the festival schedule of events, go to www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com or call 912.358.4309.

Copyright 2011 WTOC. All rights reserved.

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