11/15/12

Rex Names First Grant Recipient for NYC Event

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event artGiven the enormous challenges to recover from the recent storms, the Rex Foundation and Hot Tuna are collaborating to encourage generous contributions for 100 premium seating concert tickets at the band’s December 1 concert at the Beacon Theatre so that the proceeds can go directly as grants to local area grassroots programs serving the community and providing relief to those still suffering from the aftermath of the storms.

While we work to identify the on-the-ground organizations providing relief to the many still recovering from the storm, the Rex Foundation has identified the following program to receive support from event proceeds.

Mama Foundation for the Arts
www.mamafoundation.org

The Mama Foundation is a nationally recognized organization whose mission is to present, preserve and promote the history and fundamentals of gospel, jazz and rhythm and blues music for current and future generations. Its best known and most important program is its Gospel for Teens effort, which annually serves 300 young people, ages 13 to 19, from low-income families in Harlem and other minority communities throughout New York City. This free afterschool program provides rigorous training in vocal technique; history and instruction on the evolution of gospel music, as well as performances throughout the metropolitan area teaching teens about music’s heritage while improving the discipline, focus and teamwork needed to compete academically.