Reception to start promptly at 6:00PM, followed by student performances as part of the 2019 Innovation Award Ceremony.
The Philadelphia High School for Creative & Performing Arts
901 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Please note: Due to high demand, registration for this event is now closed. Please check back to see if additional space becomes available.
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts cordially invites you to celebrate Black History Month by shining a focus on the children of Philadelphia and having student performances as a highlight of the evening's event. The celebration will feature the Gesu School gospel choir, Sister Cities Girlchoir and CAPA's choir performing along with CAPA's jazz band and dancers. The evening will also feature students and teaching-artists from the Mann Center’s Art of Songwriting project as they premiere selections from their original compositions. For the first time, the Mann will make this event free and open to the public to register.
As a part of the event, the Mann Center is honoring four iconic educators throughout Philadelphia whose work and determination have greatly impacted the lives of our city's students.
2019 Innovation Award, Education Leadership
Otis Hackney (Mayor’s Office of Education)
2019 Innovation Award, Dance Development
LaDeva M. Davis (CAPA High School)
2019 Innovation Award, Choral and Community Collaboration
Dr. Jay Fluellen (Northeast High School)
2019 Innovation Award, Musical Excellence
H. L. Ratliff (Gesu School)
To register for this event, please RSVP through our Eventbrite page. By registering for this event, your RSVP is submitted to us. However, RSVP does not guarantee admittance, which is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking at CAPA is not provided, but street parking and public transportation options are available.
Picnics are not allowed for this performance.
Alcohol is not permitted at this performance.
Lawn chairs are not permitted for this performance.
Parking is free for this show.
No photography is permitted at this performance.