It is a unique event designed to spotlight up and coming talent of Louisville’s young people in all areas of the arts while encouraging opportunities for a better future.
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) and the Yearlings Club have joined together to present “Louisville Has Talent and Opportunity” Showcase to the community on Saturday, February 10th at the Kentucky African American Heritage Center.
“As a way to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month, this will be a great event to showcase the talents of our young people and encourage them to continue pursuing their dreams,” says Hamilton. “Our goal is to bring together many different groups and agencies to show young people what opportunities lie ahead in various fields from the arts, education and business areas.”
In one area of the Heritage Center, the event will showcase young people in a variety of arts ranging from Rhythm & Blues music to Gospel, Stand Up Comedy to Poetry and Dance, a variety of arts beginning at 1:00pm.
“This is an opportunity and example to go in a different direction for some and a continued enhanced direction for others,” says Mike Roberson of the Yearlings Club. “So come out Feb 10th and bring a young person with you.”
Beginning at 10:00am, the Heritage Center will also host Opportunity Vendors such as the University of Louisville, Simmons College of KY, the Kentucky Youth Career Center (a division of JCPS), the Louisville Urban League, the Metropolitan Sewer District, the Louisville division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation along with the Edwards Jones Internship program.
The event will bring a host of local businesses, organizations and activities like Voter Registration, the Metro United Way and the Better Business Bureau to provide additional information on each groups program.
The Kentucky African American Heritage Center is located at 1701 West Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Admission to the “Louisville Has Talent and Opportunity” Showcase is free and will run from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
For more information contact: Councilwoman Hamilton’s office at 574-1105.