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School’s Out! presents Music as a Universal Cultural Language" w/ Sam Singleton 

When: Thu., Oct. 30 2008
Local nonprofit organization School’s Out! is determined to create and unite resources to educate, support, and encourage elementary school children in high poverty areas in the tri-county area and their families. This Thursday, in celebration of recent success and future goals, the organization hosts a locally produced concert and variety show at the Charleston Music Hall. “These are exciting times for School’s Out!,” says the organization’s new Executive Director Sam Singleton (a.k.a. “Soulful Sam” Singleton), a veteran music performer and arranger himself. Singleton considers School’s Out! a facilitator and coordinator of providers of an after-school program. Singleton welcomes a variety of young vocalists and musicians to stage, and plans to do a headlining set of vintage love ballads, classic soul hits, and soulful “quiet storm” grooves. Local attorney and businessman Bratton Riley, School’s Out! board chairman, is excited about the show as well. “This event is a celebration of children, diversity, and art,” he says. “It’s a fantastic celebration through music and dance with the best talents in Charleston from the College of Charleston, School of the Arts, the Charleston County School District, community cultural organizations, and other individuals.” A pre-show VIP Auction Party will begin at 6 p.m. across the street from the venue at the Visitors Center Bus Shed. All proceeds will benefit the School’s Out! mission to forge partnerships and unite existing resources to transform local schools into community learning centers. —T. Ballard Lesemann



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