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They’re Working to Reform Juvenile Justice With an ‘Art Attack’ [jjie.org]

 

NEW YORK — The pianist jammed on the Steinway with such force, he stood up to play it. The rest of the orchestra swayed with the Songs of Solomon and Wadleigh High School choirs onstage at Carnegie Hall, singing a student composition about outcasts seeking change and second chances.

“Break the chains dragging us down,” their voices soared. “Close the door we marched through. Open one more to start anew.”

But “A Time Like This: Music for Change” wasn’t just a concert Sunday. It honored the creative input of justice-impacted youth, on stage and behind the scenes, as New Yorkers of all ages performed civil rights-inspired songs alongside established artists.

[For more on this story by Sarah Matusek, go to http://jjie.org/2018/03/12/the...-with-an-art-attack/]

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