Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Young Orchids Give Back

International rock-stars Young Orchids take a break from the road today to give back to their Atlanta community.

The young rock group, whose song “Twelve Feet Tall” gained them international fame, are the hosts of a charity event at The Fox Theatre tonight. Proceeds from the $500 per person tickets will be given as a grant to the Atlanta City School district for art programs. According to manager Luis Sandoval, the grant will provide supplies for art classes, fund after-school programs, and aide in the development of new at programs for children and teens.

In a statement on the band’s website, 23-year old Matthew DeBusschere says, “As a child, I enjoyed art classes in school and became concerned as an adult when I saw those programs being cut from curriculums due to budget cuts.” His concern led to the proposal of the event being held tonight.

Expected guests of the event include Atlanta mayor Kashim Reed and the hip-hop group Outkast, who also hail from Atlanta. Dinner will be served in the Egyptian Ballroom, followed by a two-hour performance by Young Orchids in the main theatre. A press conference about the band’s world tour will be held after the show.

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