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Creative Cauldron Hosts Tinner Hill Performances

“Tinner Hill: Portraits in Black and White” played to standing ovations when it premiered at Falls Church ArtSpace in 2011. Through a series of monologues, vignettes and blues-inspired music, audiences encounter the inspiring stories of local African American heroes who overcame slavery, segregation and racism and forever changed the course of history.

This Saturday, Jan. 18, Creative Cauldron is bringing back “Tinner Hill: Portraits in Black and White” as a concert reading. For one day only there will be two readings, one at 2 p.m. and another at 4 p.m., which are completely free and open to the public in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the first rural branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Between performances the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation is offering a guided bus tour of Falls Church. Although the performances and tour are free, a reservation is encouraged. Seats can be reserved online at