GRAMMY Museum in Tune With Heart and Soul of Inner-City Students Monday, April 11 - 11 a.m. at L.A. Live

"Best Blues Instrumentalist" Henry Butler, blinded since birth, leads 200 downtown children in inspiring, interactive celebration of the power of music

LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2011 --


Eight-time W.C. Handy "Best Blues Instrumentalist" award nominee Henry Butler visits with 200 students and faculty from historic neighboring Immaculate Conception School. Blinded at birth by glaucoma, Butler is a master of musical diversity having played piano since the age of six. Butler is also a world-class photographer whose works are exhibited throughout the United States.


The GRAMMY Museum welcomes downtown students into its state-of-the-art Clive Davis Theater in audience with renowned artist Henry Butler. The museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, occupying a vibrant space in downtown Los Angeles with a one-of-a-kind 30,000-square-foot museum with interactive, permanent and traveling exhibits. Its education mission is to use music as a gateway to learning, inspiring and cultivating creativity, critical-thinking and self-expression. Henry Butler exemplifies this mission in this intimate dialogue with the inner-city children of Immaculate Conception School.

Immaculate Conception School serves the Pico-Union neighborhood adjacent to L.A. Live, providing outstanding academic outcomes in the central city for over 90 years. It is a member of the Catholic Schools Consortium, a pilot project of the Specialty Family Foundation, whose mission includes the Believe It! Campaign to boost the opportunities, awareness and resources for at-risk populations of students in nine identified communities within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. While half the families in Pico-Union live below the federal poverty line, over 90-percent of Immaculate Conception School students advance and matriculate to colleges and universities.


Monday, April 11, GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Student tour starts at 10:00 a.m.; Henry Butler event at 11:00 a.m. 

Notes to Editors

Excellent VIDEO and PHOTO opportunity. Interviews available in English and Spanish.


April 8, 2011 11:05am ET by Pressparty   Comments (0)

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