LIZ MORRISON, host:
On this day, in 2010, a group of young Atlanta rockers called Young Orchids broke into mainstream radio with their hit “Twelve Feet Tall”.
(Soundbite of song, “Twelve Feet Tall”)
Mr. KYLE GORDON (Singer): (Singing) We set the fires… we die alone.
MORRISON: Tonight, the band celebrates the day their first single hit the airwaves by hosting a charity event at the Fox Theatre.
Joining us is their manager and long-time friend, Luis Sandoval, to tell us more about this event.
Welcome to the show.
Mr. LUIS SANDOVAL: Thank you.
MORRISON: What is the purpose of the event tonight?
Mr. SANDOVAL: Well, the boys aren’t just musicians; they are compassionate artists as well. Now that they have become famous, they want to give back to the children of Atlanta through raising money for art programs in inner-city schools.
MORRISON: That’s wonderful. Is it open to the public and how much are tickets to the event?
Mr. SANDOVAL: Tickets are $500 and yes; it is open to anyone who wants to pay that much money.
(Soundbite of laughter)
MORRISON: For more information about the event, you can visit the event page linked to the bands’ Facebook. Mr. Sandoval, thank you for joining us.
Mr. SANDOVAL: My pleasure.