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(Special photo) ALBANY A concert this evening featuring classical guitarist Robert Sharpe and regional choruses and choirs at Albany Municipal Auditorium will raise funds to help fight hunger in the world at Concert for MANA. The concert, presented by Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church Music Ministries, starts at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Revenues generated will go to Fitzgerald-based MANA, which will donate ready-to-use therapeutic food to various aid organizations working to save severely malnourished children. In addition to Sharpe and Porterfields adult and children choirs will be groups from Darton State College, under the direction of newly appointed Choral Director Dr. Harmony Murphy; Cordele United Methodist Church, conducted by Andy Earnest, and a Fitzgerald community choir sponsored by Central United Methodist Church representing St. Matthews Episcopal, First Presbyterian Church, Church of the Nazarene and Arbor Baptist Church, conducted by Central UMCs Karla Foster. Every eight seconds, a child dies from malnutrition, said Steven Jones. Thats more than die from AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Every dollar we raise from ticket sales will go to MANA, who will, in turn, donate product to various aid organizations. Jones said the concert will be lots of fun, but more importantly, for $10 you can contribute to saving the life of a child. Were so proud to know that our Southwest Georgia peanut industry, as well as our choirs, are making a difference in the lives of children. MANAs RUTF product is a peanut paste infused with vitamins and powdered milk, which has been used to save an estimated 8,000 children since the organization was founded in 2000. MANA President and founder Mark Moore will be at the concert, and those attending will have an opportunity to purchase and donate MANA food cases during intermission. Sharpe, an Albany native who has performed with the Albany Symphony Orchestra and who has been featured on National Public Radio, will play selections by Issac Albeniz (1860-1909). Tickets are $10 and are available at the door, at Porterfield and online at

Concert to feature new, familiar pieces

6 on CBS. Post to Facebook Macklemore, Thicke, Drake, Urban to play Grammy concert on Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Macklemore, Thicke, Drake, Urban to play Grammy concert Korina Lopez, USA TODAY 10:20 a.m. EDT October 9, 2013 The prime-time show to announce key categories airs Dec. 6 on CBS. Macklemore performs during a concert at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. (Photo: Ferdy Dammian, AFP/Getty Images) SHARE 9 CONNECT 22 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE It’s the Grammys, so the lineup for The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night on Dec. 6 promises to be a good one. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke, Drake and Keith Urban have signed on to perform so far. Additional performers will be announced over the next few weeks. LL Cool J returns for the fourth time to host the show, which airs at 10 p.m.


Exciting trills of the woodwinds, vibrant fanfare from the brass, antiphonal trumpets, sounds of the boisterous organ and rhythmic patterns of the percussion are just a few of the sounds that will resonate from the concert hall of Moody Music Building on Monday night, Danielle Todd, a graduate conductor for the concert band and trumpet player for the symphonic band, said. Both the symphonic band and concert band are composed of both music and non-music majors who underwent a competitive blind audition in order to participate. The upcoming concert is not only an opportunity for students to enjoy a performance put on by their peers, but a chance to highlight the musical talents of several UA students. The concert will showcase the talents of many students from various backgrounds, ages, majors and experience, as well as highlight musical selections that are vibrant, aggressive, soulful and fun, Todd said. With their performance, the two bands seek to engage people of all musical preferences, from contemporary pop to rock to classical, while simultaneously dispelling the connotation associated with symphonic and concert bands. When people hear the terms symphonic band and concert band, they automatically think of older, classical music, Randall Coleman, associate director of bands and conductor of the symphonic and concert bands, said. This presents a challenge since most college students prefer to listen to new songs on the radio. However, I think our program successfully encompasses many different musical tastes by providing fast-paced, contemporary music thats easy to listen to. Similarly, Todd said the symphonic bands and concert bands are much more relatable than most people realize. They are not limited to older music, and students will be surprised to find that many of the pieces in the concert will be familiar to them. This concert will provide sounds that are familiar and recognizable, as well as some that are new and different, Todd said. The overarching goal of the concert is to promote the Alabama symphonic band and Alabama concert band, and by extension the music program as a whole. The concert allows the bands an outlet for their hard work, and ticket sales will benefit the music program. Weve worked hard to present a quality program, and we wont disappoint, Christopher Henley, a freshman majoring in organ performance and a guest member of the symphonic band, said. The concert will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m.