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Music Makes Everyone Happy

Music makes the world go around.  Here is a video that just makes you smile.  Imagine walking into an elevator with the world troubles on your heart.  All of a sudden the other people in the elevator break out into song.  What could be better.   “Service is a smile. It is an acknowledging wave, a reaching handshake, a friendly wink, and a warm hug. It’s these simple acts that matter most…” – Richelle E. Goodrich

Whether we are going to school or work, Mondays can be pretty tough. But one small act of kindness or care can make a difference in your day. Jubilee Project is excited to share their latest test project where they surprised people in the elevator with a little concert and a little bit of dancing from the talented Lana McKissack and Nick Riedell. What a great idea to share your talent in music with strangers that just happen along. We hope this video brings you some laughter and joy and remember, one small gesture can be of such great encouragement to someone around you.

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

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Music makes everyone happy

Music Touches the Lives of Seniors

A.G.  Rhodes Health and Rehab Wesley Woods in Atlanta Georgia they use the power of music to offer therapy for seniors. While they listen to music they are transported back to other times.  Some to childhood memories others to memories of loved ones and other times. Music therapist John Able uses the Music to Memories program with many Rhodes residents. For some it brings them back from a place where they are trapped to rejoin their families even for just a fleeting moment.  They come together daily and at that time the music seems to transform them.  It helps them to forget about their current situations, like health and lack of mobility and takes them back to a time when they could get up and dance and feel the music.  As you watch you see how the music touches the seniors.  It not only touched those in the center but also the reporter covering the story.

“When most of our experiences are behind us, it is the gift of looking back, remembering how life was, connecting us to how life can still feel, as long as we have the music.”  Never take the music out of your heart.

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seniors recover memories

Youth Program dazzles Rocker

Here is a youth program in Louisville, Kentucky called the Louisville Leopard Percussionists.  The Louisville Leopard Percussionists began in 1993. They are a performing ensemble of approximately 55 student musicians, ages 7-12, living in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Each student learns and acquires proficiency on several instruments, such as marimbas, xylophone, vibraphone, drum set, timbales, congas, bongos and piano.  This performance of Led Zeppelin medley of “Immigrant Song”, “The Ocean” and “Kashmir” in fluid sequence.  Jimmy Page (of Led Zepplin) himself was blown away and placed a post on Facebook, “Too good not to share”.  What a wonderful program for these young people. Their talent is amazing.  I love watching talented young people who are given the opportunity to grow and learn.   This is the type of program that helps keep young people on the straight and narrow.  I am so amazed at their talent.  Isn’t it wonderful that a community would offer this type of program for their young people.  Way to Go Louisville. Share this great talent with all your friends.

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Youth program rocks

Helping Homeless through Music

What can we do to help the homeless?  Sometimes it seems this is too big for me to help.  What can just a few people do?  Well, here is a video that shows what a small group of people in New York City did to help one homeless man.  They asked the same thing.  What could I do?  Then they got together and decided that that there was something that they could do.  They went out and found a guy that had a sign and needed some help.  They sat down and just started singing.  What a perfect song too.  I love the reaction of the homeless man.  He was a part of a group for a while (which I think brought him much joy).  He also was so touched to see what happened when they started to sing.  People walking by were willing to help when the music started.  Thanks to this group who call themselves the Model Pranksters.  They helped show the people of New York and everyone watching this video that you can help.

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Helping the homeless through music