Monday, January 19, 2009

Inauguration Bash in Nashville

Davidson County residents who are unable to travel to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of the nation's 44th President will be thrilled to learn that they can get a front row seat to the historic event at The Belcourt Theater tomorrow. "Front Row Seat for History" will be a public broadcast of the Inauguration, live, on the big screen. Nashville for All of Us, a coalition of over 70 local organizations working together to defeat the English-only Amendment, will host the free event at the Belcourt in Hillsboro Village on January 20th. There is no admission fee.

This is a National Day of Community Service event: To honor Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy, people around the county will join Obama, Biden and their families by participating in activities dedicated to serving others in communities across America. Guests are asked to bring a children's book (new or gently used) for a book drive for Book'em (http://www.bookem-kids.org/) and the Pencil Foundation (http://www.pencilfoundation.org/), or money to contribute to the Visitation Hospital Foundation (http://www.visitationhospital.org/), a Nashville charity that runs a hospital in Haiti. The Belcourt concessions will be open for business, and guests can purchase food and refreshments. The Belcourt is located at 2102 Belcourt Avenue in Nashville. The public event will open at 9:00am Central Standard Time, when Inauguration festivities begin on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. A live video feed will run until Noon, when President Obama completes his Inaugural

About the Belcourt Theatre: The Belcourt Theatre has provided a space for premiere entertainment in the heart of Nashville's Hillsboro Village. During this time, The Belcourt has existed in many incarnations - each of which has furnished a home for some of the city's best and most unusual performing arts. The Belcourt is now the last of the neighborhood theatres to remain operational, and is recognized as a unique cultural icon and as Nashvilles choice for the best foreign, independent, and classic film, great musical performances, cutting-edge live theatre, and unique programming for kids and their families. (http://www.belcourt.org)

About Nashville for All of Us: Nashville for All of Us is a coalition of over 70 organizations dedicated to defeating the proposed changes to the Metro Charter, which Nashville will vote on by Special Election on January 22nd. The coalition includes business leaders, faith leaders, educators, media, political groups, advocacy groups, and immigrant groups who view the changes as a destructive step backwards for Nashville. (http://nashvilleforallofus.org)

Event: Public Inauguration Viewing
Sponsored by: Nashville For All of Us
Where: The Belcourt Theater (in Nashville)
When: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at 9:00 AM

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