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Making Music to Make Money for Arts Education

by Emily Watkins, Account Executive – Texas Tower PR

On a dark gloomy day, Sara Hickman, Elizabeth Wills and Patrice Pike brought sunshine to Waterloo Records in celebration of national release of The Best of Times CD benefiting Theatre Action Project.

Elizabeth Wills started off the performance with Eye of the Storm from The Best of Times. After several requests, Sarah Hickman took the stage and sang Simply, which is sung by Willie Nelson on the CD. Lastly Patrice Pike closed the live music performance with her version of Woman Waiting to Happen. All the 38 artists on the album sing Hickman’s songs.

In addition to great performances, Sarah asked each of the performers to share with the audience how music and the arts influenced their life. With different stories of hardship and childhood fascination, the overwhelming theme was music and arts in their lives. Without arts programs in their schools the singers on that Waterloo stage would not have turned into the performers they are today.

As a party favor, audience members who bought The Best of Times album at Waterloo received a free t-shirt and had the chance to have the performers sign their CD. With the goal to fund-raise over $100,000 from the CD, the in-store performance moved TAP one step closer. Release your inner music spirit today and buy The Best of Times CD. It is now available on ITunes, Amazon and on The Best of Times website.

 

 

P.S. My favorite cupcake would have to be Red Velvet! Be sure to join Theatre Action Project for their Fall Fundraiser, Cupcake-A-Doodle-Do! on October 22nd at Central Market North.

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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