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Mangione to Play Benefit Concert

On Saturday, April 10 2004, jazz-n-pop brassman Chuck Mangione will donate his time and talents to a good cause in a benefit performance for Project Kids Worldwide at Lincoln’ Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. Project Kids is an initiative to supply impoverished children from underserved areas throughout the world who suffer from heart disease with life saving surgery and improved medical treatment. Mangione will bring his 30-piece orchestra to Avery Fisher Hall for this event and all proceeds will benefit Project Kids. This is the third concert in a series sponsored by The Whiteweld Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to promoting the health, education, and welfare of children throughout the world.

Also on the night’s agenda will be honors for folks who have helped raise awareness of Project Kids in the past, including Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, the NBC Nightly News team and (Tom Brokaw, anchor; Anne Thompson, correspondent; and Clare Duffy, producer), and Jacqueline Gavagan, who established a fund in her husband’s memory to raise money for children needing heart surgery.

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