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MuzArt concert Nov. 9

An evening of music and information will be presented by MuzArt World Foundation at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Nov. 9.

The Church is one of several sponsors of MuzArt, an organization that promotes innovative new educational methods and music education in public schools.

The concert is titled "Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead." It will be recorded and then used to raise funds for a program aimed at improving public education and fund new art and music programs in public schools.

Performers will include Jackie Evancho, Michael Martin Murphey and 11-year-old Lexi Walke. Mr. Murphey and Lexi are putting together a duet of "What's Forever For" that will premier at the concert. Mark Wood, founder of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, will also perform with a group. Additional performers, including a 70-piece youth orchestra and several youth choirs, will be announced in coming weeks.

The organization's website at muzartworld.org states that Salt Lake City has been chosen as the birthplace of this initiative as "the event is specifically designed to inspire the audience, both those present in the building and watching live throughout the world, to an appreciation of all things 'virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy,' motivating them to join the MuzArt World Foundation in taking positive action to improve the lives of the children in their communities, across the nation and around the world."

The directors of the performance are Pat Melfi and Ken Kragen, both of whom have worked in the music industry for 30 years and who founded "We Are the World."

"It's a presentation of music and arts as part of the whole development of the whole child," Mr. Melfi said.

Tickets are $25 and will be sold at the Conference Center Ticket Office for purchase in-person, by phone at 801-570-0080 or online at lds.org.

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