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Closing Notice: The McLean Community Center and the Old Firehouse Center will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday.   

The musical journey of the civil rights movement highlighted in McLean Community Center’s MLK Day Celebration

Washington, DC-based BFly Entertainment Performs “Liner Notes” at The Alden



McLean, Va.—The McLean Community Center’s (MCC) 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration features a performance of BFly Entertainment’s “Liner Notes,” a lively chronicle of the music and progression of the civil rights movement. The show is 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, in The Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, Va. 22101. Tickets are $25 for the general public; $15 for MCC tax district residents.


Featuring the Cornerstone Jazz Quintet, Paige Hernandez, Baye Harrell and Akua Allrich, this multimedia concert experience takes the audience on a journey to discover “the meaning behind the music” of the civil rights movement. The show explores the actual liner notes included in past and present jazz, soul and R& B albums, as well as recent contributions by hip-hop artists.

“Liner Notes brings to life the formative experience—dying out in the digital age—of falling in love with music through the engrossing text on the backs of records, in tape sleeves and in CD booklets.” The Washington Post 


For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit: www.aldentheatre.org or call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711. For ADA accommodations, contact Patron Services Manager Evelyn Hill at evelyn.hill@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 571-296-8385.

About The Alden
Built in 1975, the 383-seat Robert Ames Alden Theatre, “The Alden,” is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean and the Washington Metropolitan area that presents a full professional season of interdisciplinary and high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: