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JEA holds MLK tribute

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Jewish Education Alliance hosted the 16th annual "A Musical Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." Tuesday night.

The very powerful event is part of the official MLK, Jr. observance celebration, which pays tribute to the birth and life of one of America's great men of freedom, justice and equality.

More than 400 people were in attendance for Tuesday night's tribute. Larry Dane-Kellog, who started the event 16 years ago, explained what it's like to see this event grow over the years.

"We love it," he said. "You know we love our involvement in this event and in the community and this is great for us."

The musical salute features the Savannah Jazz Orchestra, co-led by Teddy Adams and Randall Reese, and the Savannah Arts Academy Skyelite Jazz Band under the direction of Vann Thornton.

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