The World House Choir and other performing artists from the region will celebrate the life and works of poet Langston Hughes in a series of concerts and programs over the next four months. Langston Hughes, who rose to fame during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, was one of the most prolific writers of the 20th century.
The series will begin on Wednesday, February 1st with a presentation by Antioch history professor Dr. Kevin McGruder entitled: “I Dream a World: The Life and Writings of Langston Hughes,” at 7:30pm in the Foundry Theater [920 Corry St. YS] on the campus of Antioch College. This program will present an overview of Hughes’ life that will include presentations of his work, supplemented by examples of his many musical collaborations. The program will include Charles Williams, tenor from Washington D.C. and local pianist Sam Reich. This presentation is the inaugural event in a series of programs commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Hughes’ death.