(WASHINGTON, DC - September 20, 2011) This year, the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) http://www.4caapa.org recognizes the 41st Annual Legislative Conference with its annual Reception & Fundraiser by inviting arts lovers and politicos to support African American Classical Musicians, Visual Artists and Poets at a showcase entitled “Melody of Art” on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Bobby McKey’s, 172 Fleet Street, National Harbor, Maryland, 10 minutes south of Washington, DC. Engage in recognizing the President’s agenda for appreciating the arts, role and value of creative expression by supporting the non-profit organization, which is dedicated to the cultural outreach, talent development, community programming, and audience awareness of African Americans, by attending the culturally uplifting event. The 7th annual event features jazz music, poetry, classical music and art, with opportunities to network with national and local politicians and business leaders and much more. The free business chic attire evening also includes a cash bar featuring CAAPA’s signature drink, the “Operatini” which, when ordered, benefits CAAPA. This year’s event features visual artists Frank Frazier and others, along with musicians Angeli Ferrette, Terrence Tarver, Wayne Jennings, Vaughn McClarrin, Patrick D. McCoy, poets Collective Voices and others. This year CAAPA honors Gospel legend Richard Smallwood for his contribution to classical music. Musical artist and Author Stacy Lattisaw will also be in attendance. Your name must appear on the Guest list. Kindly RSVP to info.4caapa.org for complimentary tickets. Support information may be obtained at http://www.4caapa.org.