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History Told Through Talent at Middle School

History Told Through Talent at Middle School

With poetry, song and dance, students at Edmund W. Miles Middle School took to the stage to mark Black History Month.

The Feb. 16 talent show featured “Lean On Me” sang by the chorus under the direction of Kate Dickson; a jazz band performance led by Joseph Sciolino; and an orchestral rendition of Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer,” conducted by Bianca Ferrante.

There were also various individual and group performances such as a modern rap, an African dance, a presentation on women in the arts and a skit about first African-American baseball player Jackie Robinson and his welcoming teammate Pee Wee Reese. Tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Barack Obama and Michelle Obama brought a half-century of history to life.

Monday, December 11, 2017