Looking ahead to MLK Day

Bright Star Touring Theatre’s free presentation of “Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement” will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18 at The Commons, 300 Washington St. in Columbus. The 45-minute event will be the fourth annual program coordinated by the Columbus Area Arts Council. The presentation will highlight the Freedom Riders, the Montgomery bus boycott and the March on Washington. Information: 812-376-2539 or artsincolumbus.org

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.