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So, you want to make yours a great Labor Day holiday weekend for yourself and your family? Okay, check out some of the events discussed during my local news on Friday morning’s Yolanda Adams Morning Show and on Saturday morning’s HARAMBEE!:

Anne & Emmett” a play by journalist, author, and playwright–Indy’s own–Janet Langhart Cohen. Cohen was born In Indy, raised in Lockefield Gardens, is a proud Crispus Attucks High School Alum, and is the wife of former U.S. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen. She’s bringing this one-act play to the stage downtown at the Indiana Repertory Theater (IRT). It’s the tale of an imaginary conversation in a place called “Memory” between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both young victims of racial intolerance and hatred. From the Jewish culture, Frank is the 13-year-old girl whose riveting diary provided a gripping perspective of the Holocaust. And from the African-American culture is Till, a wide-eyed 14-year old boy from Chicago whose brutal murder while visiting relatives in Mississippi during the summer of 1955, and the aftermath of his murder, sparked the American Civil Rights Movement. The IRT is located at 140 W Washington St, Indianapolis. It runs Saturday, September 5 at 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m. Get general admission tickets HERE or at the box office.  See a clip of the performance below:

Also celebrating their 10th Anniversary is Indy’s own Kenyetta’ Dance Company this weekend with a special performance entitled “Black Lives Matter in Dance” in the Toby at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Learn more about an Indianapolis dance company, a creation of sister and brother team–Vanessa and Nick Owens, that has ignited stages across this city with the perfect mix of youth, skill, professionalism and soul stirring flavor, featured in NUVO Newsweekly. The final concert dance performance will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 5.  A pre-performance reception will be held earlier at 6 p.m. Get tickets to their milestone celebration by clicking this link, because #BlackLivesMatterinDance.    See clips of a performance below:

The 61st Annual National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Chevy Performance U.S. Nationalsat the Lucas Oil Raceway. This is considered the biggest, oldest, richest, and most prestigious drag race in the world right here in Indianapolis over the Labor Day Weekend. There’s a schedule with a full list of events right here, just click the link. You can also follow it to get tickets. Lucas Oil Raceway is located at 10267 E. U.S. Highway 136.

Regardless of what’s on your to do list of weekend activities…make it safe and fun.

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