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Kelly Richey and Friends Join Forces to Raise Money for Arts Education October 4, 2010

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CINCINNATI, Ohio– A triumvirate of popular female musicians will perform together at a benefit concert on Thanksgiving Eve this year to raise funds for local arts and education programming.

On Wednesday, Nov. 24, Kelly Richey and Tracy Walker with special guest Amy McFarland will perform at the Redmoor, located at 3187 Linwood Avenue on Mt. Lookout Square. Kelly Richey will debut a new song that was co-written by Amy McFarland.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner reservations available. Music starts at 9 p.m. and goes until midnight. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit http://kellyrichey.com/wednesday-november-24th-2010/.

All proceeds will benefit Music 4 Change 501(c)3 which offers three music education programs: Blues History, Guitar Workshop, and Urban Voices. All three programs are conducted by performing artist and teacher, Kelly Richey. The three components bring creative hands-on, standards-based, cross-curricular music instruction to 3rd through 12th grade students.

About Music 4 Change ( http://kellyrichey.com/music-4-change/ )
The mission of the organization is to bring today’s curriculum standards to life through music, while recognizing the importance of music education in the development and growth of the whole child. All three components offer creative hands-on, cross-curricular, music instruction to third through 12th grade students, thereby helping schools to meet the challenges of today’s educational climate. Music 4 Change was founded by Kelly Richey in 2006.

About Kelly Richey ( http://www.kellyrichey.com/ )
Kelly Richey is a multi-talented individual. As an artist, Kelly Richey has been described as “Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out.” As a coach, she is deeply committed to helping clients discover their true purpose, achieve the life of their dreams and to empower a community of change makers. Kelly started her own band, launched Sweet Lucy Records, recorded and released 11 CDs and a DVD, performed over 3,500 shows, traveled over 800,000 miles and taught over 1,000 guitar students while mentoring dozens of young artists.

About Tracy Walker ( http://www.tracywalker.com/ )
For more than a decade Tracy Walker has been at the forefront of Cincinnati’s independent music scene. Tracy’s song writing, whether personal or observational is broad-reaching in its ability to move the listener. She has released two CDs and is working on her third CD to be released in 2011.

About Amy McFarland
Amy McFarland has been singing in the Cincinnati area for a decade. You can find her most weekends singing lead with one of her two bands, Chasing Amy or Trinity.

Seven Acts Ready To Do Battle In the Detroit Blues Challenge Finals October 4, 2010

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The 4 preliminary rounds are now complete for the 2010 Detroit Blues Challenge and the seven (7) finalists are prepared to do battle on Sunday, October 17, 2010. The 4 preliminary rounds leading up to these finals make the Detroit Blues Challenge one of the largest regional competitions of it type in the world. The Detroit Blues Society is proud to sponsor and host this prestigious series of competitions each and every year, for the past 8 years. (more…)