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A musician’s dream: Malcolm Cross and The Possibility Project

Rehearsal for The Possibility Project's "Stop Requested". Photo: Agnes May Photography.

Teens who join The Possibility Project spend a year working with the organization, creating and producing their own musical. As you might imagine, the magic of this organization is in results that go way beyond the birth of a new work of theater. Here’s our interview with professional composer Malcolm Cross and teenage foster child AJ Patterson.

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Artist exhibit: Malcolm Cross and AJ Patterson perform “Shine”

Rehearsal for The Possibility Project's "Stop Requested". Photo: Agnes May Photography.

ā€œIā€™d never had anyone there to support me.ā€ You’d never guess it, hearing foster child Adreanna “AJ” Patterson sing. She attributes much of the confidence and skill she exhibits now to her participation in The Possibility Project, who use the arts to empower youth to change their lives and communities for the better. AJ wrote the song “Shine” with professional composer Malcolm Cross, who directed a Possiblity Project musical in which she took part, and who helped develop her natural talent into the vibrant and soulful voice you hear on “Shine”. Hear Malcolm accompany her in a really fantastic performance of this potent inspirational song.

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Anne Harris performs “Lullaby”

Singer-songwriter-fiddler Anne Harris was kind enough to play a song for us and let us share it with you. Here she is performing “Lullaby” with just her fiddle and her voice. And don’t miss our interview with Anne, where she talks about her background, her music, and her involvement with Coat Angels, who are working hard to provide winter coats to disadvantaged school children in Chicago.

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A Warming Effect: musician Anne Harris

In music and in speaking out for a cause, it helps to have a voice backed by passion and conviction. Singer-songwriter-fiddler Anne Harris puts hers to good use helping non-profit Coat Angels get warm winter coats into the hands of disadvantaged kids who need them. In this video interview by filmmaker Dalton Gaudin, Harris talk about her music and about Coat Angels, and performs some of her music, too.

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Songcraft and Sustainability: musician Victoria Vox

Victoria Vox and her ukelele.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Victoria Vox is recording 52 songs in 52 weeks. Her repertoire is an eclectic, all-acoustic mix of folk, contemporary, and jazz, while her ukulele style ranges into alternative rhythms and themes. A portion of Vox’s CD sales go to 1% for the Planet and she joined Team 1% cyclists in the 320-mile Climate Ride. Read more about how her music and her pedal power work for a happy, healthy planet.

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