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Event keeps Dr. King's message alive

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A celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's 85th birthday took over the Kentucky Center Sunday evening. A celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's 85th birthday took over the Kentucky Center Sunday evening.
Some of the youngest performers took the stage, walking away with more than an applause. Some of the youngest performers took the stage, walking away with more than an applause.
The music spilled into the hall as young musicians drummed away.  The event brought together artists of all ages and backgrounds. The music spilled into the hall as young musicians drummed away. The event brought together artists of all ages and backgrounds.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's 85th birthday took over the Kentucky Center Sunday evening.

Some of the youngest performers took the stage, walking away with more than an applause.

"I'm hoping that they can come away with their dream, and they can fulfill that dream that they have in their heart," Jackie Reed said. Her grandson performed in the show.

Some parents at the event used it to talk about the importance of king's message 50 years after that famous speech.

This is the seventh year of the Keepers of the Dream event.

"It helps us celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday," Louisville Mayor, Greg Fischer said.

All of his ideals that have really made our country a better place

The music spilled into the hall as young musicians drummed away.  The event brought together artists of all ages and backgrounds.

"It was a great chance just to showcase all the wonderful youth talent in the community," Fischer explained.

For others the event opened the door to further encourage their children through the message of Dr. King.

"One day she may want to be a teacher, the other day it may be a doctor, Doc McStuffins, whatever it may be," Marlesha Cooper said of her young daughter. "But it's her dream, and I encourage that," she said.