Disaster Relief

3/8/2012 10:02:00 AM


Contact: John R. Hughey
Public Relations Manager
Center for the Performing Arts
Phone: 317.660.3377

Disaster relief takes center stage at weekend events

Nightingale Home Healthcare issues $10,000 donation challenge
Crystal Gayle, Soweto Gospel Choir, Carmel Symphony promote giving

Carmel (March 7, 2012) – The Center for the Performing Arts is dedicating its weekend performances to those affected by the March 2 Indiana tornadoes. Indiana native Crystal Gayle, Soweto Gospel Choir and Carmel Symphony Orchestra will present concerts at the Center this weekend. Audiences will have the opportunity to give monetary donations to the American Red Cross. Nightingale Home Healthcare, Spotlight Series sponsor, is matching audiences’ gifts.

“The devastation is unlike any I’ve ever seen before. So many families have lost loved ones and are facing the unknown,” said Frank Basile, interim President/CEO at the Center. “Staff members from Nightingale Home Healthcare have been collecting supplies and making trips to Henryville. The Center wanted to utilize our weekend concerts to help promote giving and grow awareness of the needs in Southern Indiana. Crystal Gayle, members of the Soweto Gospel Choir and the musicians from Carmel Symphony Orchestra wanted to be a part of the efforts, too.”

Dr. Dev Brar, President of Nightingale Home Healthcare, added: “We are blessed to have the opportunity to reach people who are hurting. As the Spotlight Series sponsor, we are happy to welcome Soweto Gospel Choir in particular. It makes us especially proud that we are working together in collecting money for those affected by the storm.”

Volunteers will be on hand to collect monetary donations for the American Red Cross and encourage giving.

Crystal Gayle will perform on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. in the Tarkington Theater. Soweto Gospel Choir will perform Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. in the Palladium. The Carmel Symphony Orchestra will perform Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Palladium.

The 2011-2012 Season presented by St.Vincent Health, represents performances in Spotlight, Classics, Great American Songbook, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, Dance, Pop and NextWave. Purchase tickets online at www.TheCenterForThePerformingArts.com or call the Center’s box office at 317-843-3800 or toll-free at 877-909-2787.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Dr. Dev Brar, President of Nightingale Home Healthcare, and members of his staff have already delivered heavy duty tarps, trash bags and batteries to Southern Indiana. The company will continue to assist with supplies and financial support. In addition to donations to the American Red Cross, Nightingale Home Healthcare supports the Spiritual Cultural Society. To donate money and supplies, visit Nightingale Home Healthcare, 1036 S. Rangeline Road, Carmel. For more information, contact Sommer Peters at 317-334-7777 or visit www.nghhc.com/news/tornado.html.

The Center for the Performing Arts, in the Carmel City Center, includes the 1,600-seat Palladium concert hall, the 500-seat Tarkington proscenium theater and the 200-seat Studio Theater. The Center is being built to serve as a permanent fixture on the Central Indiana landscape and will provide an extraordinary listening experience for audiences. The concert hall is also home to the Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Initiative, acting as a museum and education center by day and a concert venue by night.

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