Blended Heritage Festival is Friday

Crystal Cornejo delivered a mesmerizing performance of multiethnic dance as part of the 2013 Blended Heritage program. Photos/Special.

The Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library welcome the community to the 16th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration, a free evening of performing arts entertainment at the Fayette County Public Library Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. As always, the Blended Heritage Celebration is open to all, free of charge.

“Free to Be” is the unifying theme of this year’s event. The evening’s agenda includes poetry by Collin Kelly; vocal and instrumental music from such diverse artists as Gladius, Alesia Snipes Sanders, Al Guitar Breeze, Phil Frieder, and Chrystn White; storytelling and drumming by Jason Louder and company; and a little something extra to delight young and old alike. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Presented annually since 1999, the Blended Heritage Celebration at the Fayette County Public Library has become a Fayette County tradition the community looks forward to every February.
Complimentary refreshments will be served after the performance, catered by Robert Clark Catering Service and Touch of New Orleans. This free community event is made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library, a membership volunteer organization that raises funds to assist with library programs and services throughout the year.

The Fayette County Public Library is located behind the Fayette County administrative complex in downtown Fayetteville. For additional information, please contact the library at 770-461-8841.

Above, blues singer Francine Reed charmed the Blended Heritage audience in 2011 with her powerful voice and engaging stage presence. Below, Crystal Cornejo delivered a mesmerizing performance of multiethnic dance as part of the 2013 Blended Heritage program. Photos/Special.