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Culture notes: Thursday’s MLK concert by ASO canceled; Kenny Leon directs ‘Private Practice’ on Thursday

MLK tribute canceled
Due to icy road conditions, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its partners — the King Center and Morehouse and Spelman colleges — have decided to cancel Thursday night’s [1/13] musical tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. “A King Celebration.” The concert has been an annual commemoration to the life and work of the Atlanta-born civil rights leader for 18 years.
“This annual ‘A King Celebration’ concert is a tradition in Atlanta, and we are deeply saddened to cancel this musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” Atlanta Symphony Orchestra president Stanley E. Romanstein said.
Beginning Tuesday [1/18], refunds will be available at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office, 15th and Peachtree streets, or by calling 404-733-5000. HOWARD POUSNER
Leon behind camera
Kenny Leon is the director of Thursday night’s [1/13] episode of “Private Practice,” titled “Heaven Can Wait,” at 10 on ABC. It’s the second ep of the drama starring Kate Walsh that the Atlantan has helmed.
Meanwhile, while doing pre-produciton work on two Broadway shows, Leon also is readying “Broke-ology” for his Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company. Afemo Omilami, Eric Little, Enoch King and Jasmine Guy star in the regional premiere. Previews begin Jan. 25 at Southwest Arts Center. Information: HOWARD POUSNER

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