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Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus To Pay Tribute To 50th Anniversary Of Stonewall Riots

The Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus is honoring the historic moment at the Stonewall Inn.
The Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus is honoring the historic moment at the Stonewall Inn.
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Atlanta is celebrating the pivotal moment in American history when the queer community came together to say “enough is enough.”

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus is honoring that historic moment with a concert this weekend called “I See You: 50 years after Stonewall.”  The concert will tell the story from the inception of the LGBTQ movement all the way to the polarizing issues America was grappling with in the 1960s and ’70s.

The story will be told from the music of the era by artists like Ray Charles, Sly and the Family Stone and Nina Simone. City Lights’ host Lois Retizes spoke with music director Don Milton about the concert.

“I think they did it better, they were more on the front lines doing that work in really powerful ways. This music just hits the messages on the head,” Milton said in regards to how rock artists expressed their pride differently than today’s artists.

The shows are happening Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.