For Immediate Release
June 07, 2012
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Mark Drake

(BPRW) Howard Theatre, UnitedHealthcare Celebrate Black Music Month with Launch of Movie Classics Series

- "¢ New partnership offers Medicare information seminars to help D.C.-area seniors, other Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers learn more about their health care options "¢ Campaign kicks off Saturday, June 9, with screening of "Stormy Weather" and performance by Blacks in Wax

(BLACK PR WIRE)--WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UnitedHealthcare and the historic Howard Theatre, located at 620 T Street, Northwest, are launching the Howard Theatre’s Black Classic Cinema Series, a monthly program showcasing seminal works of black cinema.

In recognition of June’s Black Music Month, the new campaign kicks off Saturday, June 9, at the Howard Theatre with a viewing of “Stormy Weather,” a pioneering 1943 musical starring an African-American cast, and a performance by Blacks in Wax, an innovative educational youth group dedicated to African-American history and culture. In addition, UnitedHealthcare will round out the day’s activities with a Medicare education seminar to help D.C.-area seniors, other Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers better understand their health care options.

Additional events will be held at the Howard Theatre, churches and community centers in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area from June through September.

“The Howard Theatre Restoration Inc. is honored to host a program that supports the pillars of our community,” said Dr. Rodney L. Ellis, chairman of Howard Theatre Restoration Inc. “As we partner with UnitedHealthcare to launch this campaign for seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries, we are reminded of the significance of Black Music Month and the rich tradition of the Howard Theatre.”

“UnitedHealthcare is honored to join the Howard Theatre in celebrating Black Music Month and helping D.C.-area seniors, other Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers learn more about their health care options,” said Mary Anna Demas, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement regional manager. “We hope to make it easier for people to get the information they need to make an informed decision regarding their health care coverage and encourage interested members of the public from D.C., Virginia and Maryland to attend.”

For more information about UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare informational efforts, visit For more information about UnitedHealthcare/Howard Theatre partnership, visit

About The Howard Theatre

Built in 1910 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, The Howard Theatre has over a century of history in DC. As the city’s premiere performance space, music legends of both the past and present have graced its stage. Recently restored, The Howard Theatre reopened in April 2012. The Howard Theatre once again presents top name talent, thus beginning a new chapter in its long and prestigious history.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

This event is only for educational purposes and no plan-specific benefits or details will be shared.