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January 20, 2009

Smith performs with prestigious 105 Voices of History Choir

PORT ARTHUR — Dallas Joseph Smith III, a sophomore at Huston-Tillotson University majoring in music/education, was selected to represent Huston-Tillotson to sing with the 105 Voices of History Choir (The Nation's first ever Historically Black Colleges and University National Concert Choir) at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on Sept.7, 2008.

There were 105 students from the 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States. The 105 Voices in History was a White House initiative designed to showcase the talents of African-American composers and the nations HBCU's. The choir performed songs composed by Chaney University Professor, Damon Dandridge, Norfolk State Choir Director, Dr. Carl Haywood and Howard University Dr. James Weldon Norris.

Actress Phylicia Rashad served as the host for the evening.

Smith is a 2007 graduate of Memorial High where he received numerous awards for University Interscholastic League performances. He also received the Texas Merit Music scholar award for three years.

He derives inspiritation from the late Ms. Valerie Green (choir director at Woodrow Wilson School) and Marjorie Cole (choir director at Memorial High School).

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