The Akron Urban League is pleased to present its annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This breakfast is an opportunity for all residents of Summit County to come together and help us share Dr. King’s vision of a more perfect union. Dr. King inspired us to believe in personal, social, and global change. He showed the world the unstoppable power of his dream for racial equality, diversity, and love. Perhaps most important, Dr. King taught us that everyone can make a difference, and every day is a chance to own our legacy.
Dr. Carl Allamby is an Emergency Medicine Resident Physician at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. He specializes in life-saving techniques and the prevention of illness and injury progression. However, this was not always his job. He used to be a business owner and professional automotive technician for 25 years but gave up this career to pursue a lifelong dream. His story of career change has been featured in many newspapers, TV news outlets locally and nationally, appearing on CBS Evening News with Steve Hartman, NPR’s Morning Edition with Scott Simon and The Kelly Clarkson Show. Additionally, other prominent internet mediums such as Medscape, AARP and many other local and national programs have featured his incredible life journey. He has been on radio stations in Cleveland, Toronto and Cincinnati to highlight his story and as an advocate for perseverance and progression.
A glimpse of gospel, jazz, and soul from the great legends is what inspires the sound of pianist Theron Brown’s music. The artist that first stimulated Theron’s interest in jazz music was pianist, Thelonious Monk. Although Monk’s genius was hard for him to digest at first listen, he found something very intriguing about his sparse touch and exotic harmonies. As an artist, the musicians that Theron has performed with have been many and varied, and across all genres, and his worldwide performances, particularly those with trios, quartets, and big bands, brought him recognition from numerous places all around the world.
The Theron Brown Trio (Theron Brown, Zaire [Zigg] Darden, Jordan McBride) is in the business of making you feel good and digging into the roots of jazz, gospel, and fusion. The trio is truly special and has a sound that is recognized in Northeast Ohio as something to be excited about!
Emmanuel Christian Academy | Christine & Jeff Yuhasz | Meaden & Moore | CBiz | G. Stephens Inc. | Chemical Bank | County of Summit Department of Job and Family Services | Jewish Community Board of Akron | FirstEnergy Corp.
We look forward to seeing you on January 20! Be sure to share this event with anyone else who might be interested in the work we are doing to enhance the quality of life for the community.