Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:54 PM
The Straight Story (45,615 posts)
Newtown children to be featured on Grammy preshow
A group of children from Newtown, Conn. who recently recorded a version of "Over the Rainbow" are preparing for a live appearance during the preshow broadcast for Sunday's Grammy Awards.
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest will be flying a crew to Connecticut and plans to interview the children via satellite during the E!'s "Live From the Red Carpet" preshow, said Tim Hayes, who co-produced the recording.
The children also will be singing Carly Rae Jepson's hit song, "Call Me Maybe," he said.
The group of 21 kids, some of whom attend Sandy Hook Elementary School, recorded "Over the Rainbow" last month with singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson at the Fairfield, Conn., home of Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, two former members of the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club rock bands.
Sabrina Post, who runs a performing arts school in Newtown and directs the group, said the kids wanted to do something with their talent to honor their friends and neighbors who died in the Dec. 14 massacre at the school, and help the community heal.
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Response to wercal (Reply #2)
Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:27 PM
HockeyMom (11,515 posts)
These kids need to heal, and get on with their normal lives. No, they will NEVER get over it, and I say this as a childhood (6 years old) survivor of gun violence, but life has to GO ON. Their Principal and teachers would want them to.
Response to The Straight Story (Original post)
Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:55 PM
EastKYLiberal (429 posts)
7. Good. I don't want anyone to be able to watch anything and forget it happened...
Until the laws change.
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