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Black History Month Events in Petersburg, Sunday, February 23, 3p, showing at New Millennium Studios, New Millennium Drive, the Film “Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions, Sunday, February 23, 3pm, 804-733-2430; Tuesday, February 25, 6pm at Union Station 103 River Street, Panel Discussion “Slavery By Another Name” ; Thursday, February 27, 7pm at Union Station 103 River Street, The Petersburg Symphony Performs, Ulysses Kirksey, Conductor, for details visit http://www.petersburgva.gov/Calendar.aspx.

The Historic Beacon Theatre’s official grand opening week features the Blind Boys of Alabama Sunday, February 23, doors will open at 6pm, music starts at 6:30pm. Other performers include Robert Randolph and the Family Band Thursday, March 13; An Evening with the Temptations Saturday, April 12 and Clint Black Saturday, April 26, doors open 6pm, music starts at 6:30. For a complete list of performers and more information about the Beacon visit www.thebeacontheatreva.com or call 804-446-3457, for ticket call 804-794-6700. The Theatre is located at 401 North Main Street in Hopewell.

Virginia Union University Department of Languages & Literature presents The Sankofa Film Festival, five days, five films starting Monday, February 24, 5:30 opening ceremony, films shown at 6pm “Sankofa”; Tuesday – February 25, “I am Slave”; Wednesday – February 26, “Celluloid Slavery: The Challenges of presenting Slavery on the Big Screen” a panel of scholars, filmmakers and actors discussion; Thursday – February 27, “42″ and Friday – February 28 “Slavery By Another Name”, films shown at L. Douglas Wilder Library Media Center (on the campus of VUU) 1500 North Lombardy Street, for more information call 804-257-5635. Free parking.

Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, “Satchmo:  Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Friday, February 21, 7pm: “The Rock & Roll Jubilee”, Friday, February 28, 7pm & Saturday, March 1, 7pm, www.artsglenallen.com.

Children’s Museum of Richmond, Central Location, Black History Month Events, Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company,  Sunday February 23, 1pm & 2:30pm; Richmond Twilight Carnibal 2014, Destination South Pacific Saturday, March 1, 7pm, , details on events www.ChildrensMuseumOfRichmond.org or call 804-474-7000.