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A Mission through Music

A Mission through Music
By: Debra K. Owens

Encore!  Encore!  It was an evening of entertainment that would rival the Grammy’s.  Okay.  I’m exaggerating a bit…but just a teeny, tiny bit.  The musical gala impressed upon many “a night to remember.”  Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, along with singer-song writer, Jack Ingram, marveled the masses with music that’s making a difference.  Attic Community Playground (“ACP”), a non-profit organization, hosted the event as part of their efforts to support and bring awareness to the musical arts through educational institutions, community involvement and civic organizations, along with the assistance of music industry’s own alumni of professional singers willing to give their time and talent to a very worthy cause.

The evening began with a “VIP” gathering at the Diamond T Ranch in Aubrey, Texas where a delicious meal was served followed with a memorable photo shoot with the singing stars.  After autographs were signed, the fan entourage left the Diamond T and joined other fundraiser supporters at the Murchison Performing Arts Center at the UNT Campus in Denton.  Professional guests Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, and singer, Jack Ingram, awed the audience with their superb performance.  At times, a chorus of laughter would echo from the auditorium as the artists shared humorous stories of past experiences and influences, adding a personal touch to the show.

The concert closed with Ms. Nettles and Mr. Ingram being presented an official Texas State Capital flag along with a plague from State Representative Tan Parker in recognition of the gifted duos’ generosity and considerable contribution to the event’s success.  The proceeds of the benefit were bestowed upon Ponder High School Band and Choir and the Museum School of Avondale Estates to assist in providing the schools and students with instruments, supplies, lessons and other items needed for their musical curriculum.

If you would like more information about ACP, or would like to make a donation to their musical mission, please visit them at

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