Armstrong Browning to Host Angelic Valentine’s Day Extravaganza

Valentine’s Day Extravaganza
Feb. 12, 2015

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2015) — Love will be in the air at Armstrong Browning Library come Valentine’s Day. The library will host its Seventh Annual Valentine’s Day Extravaganza, “Angelic Remembrances,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in the McLean Foyer of Meditation.

“This is an opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of superb music on a day that is dedicated to love — all taking place in a beautiful setting,” said Rita Patteson, director of Armstrong Browning Library.

The extravaganza will feature a musical program orchestrated by Carlos Colón, Armstrong Browning Library’s Artist-in-Residence.

Attendees should expect to “have a good time and to be transported musically to a world of good memories,” Colón said.

A string orchestra and vocalist Jonathan Burleson will perform a series of classical and modern arrangements. A luxurious dessert reception will follow in the library’s Cox Reception Hall.

Armstrong Browning Library derives its name from Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poets not only famous for their prose but also shared romance. Within the library’s collection of poetry are celebrated works such as Elizabeth Browning’s popular love poem, “How Do I Love Thee?”

“This event is now seven years old and was initiated to draw attention to the unique love story of the Brownings. What better way to celebrate love and poetry?” said Christi Klempnauer, assistant director of Armstrong Browning Library.

Tickets are available for $35 per couple and $20 per individual. Discounts are available for students with I.D.

Armstrong Browning Library is located at 710 Speight Ave. in Waco.

To purchase tickets or learn more about the event, click here, or call 254-710-4968.

by Sarah Czerwinski, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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