Thursday, December 13, 2012


Gospel Artist Rev. Dr. A. Cortes Rex, Jr. of Los Angeles, California is scheduled to appear in Oklahoma City on January l9th in a “Tribute to Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.” It will be held at Frederick A. Douglass Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. during the Martin L. King weekend of birthday celebrations that culminates on January 21st.

            Born in Wichita, Kansas, Rev. Dr. A. Cortes Rex, Jr. grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he attended Booker T. Washington High School.  Following graduation, he matriculated to Langston University where he graduated in 1980 with honors, and was voted the Most Talented Male in his senior year.  He later pursued a Masters of Administration Degree at California State University at Dominguez Hills in Long Beach.  He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and is the President and Producer of Signs and Wonders, Inc.  Dr. Rex sang background for live performances and recording sessions with well known gospel and secular artists.   Dr. Rex is the recipient of the City of Los Angeles Motown Award, April 2008.  He was nominated to the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in 2009.  Theater lovers may recall that BLAC, Inc. presented him in “A Tribute to James Cleveland” earlier this year.

       Tickets to the show are on sale now for $20 and $50 for V.I. P. seats and a reception with Dr. Rex.  They may be purchased at the following locations: Charlie’s Jazz, Rhythm and Blues Store, Hopkins HairCare and Learning Tree.  For more information and group, senior and student discounts, call BLAC, Inc. at (405)524-3800.
            This show is sponsored by Black Liberated Arts Center, Inc., Oklahoma Arts Council and the Ad Astra Foundation as part of the Limited Edition Series in BLAC, Inc.’s 2012-13 Annual Season of Performing Arts.

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