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Amanda Ivarra is a graduate of Texas A&M University. After graduating with a degree in Health, she moved to Austin and started working for a national non-profit organization. She spent 5 years coordinating community events and programs. After leaving the organization, she started to focus on her creative pursuits. Currently, she is working on developing her own jewelry line. Writing has always been a hobby for Amanda. For most of her life, she’s kept journals. It wasn’t until recently that she decided to take her writing public and began blogging and guest blogging. The one thing this girl can’t live without is music. Not really one to sing or play an instrument, she just loves music. Perhaps, it’s the songwriting that she admires so much or a good beat that she can dance to. Whether she’s attending a concert with friends, hanging out with the guys watching sports, volunteering in the community, hiking or visiting the newest places in town, Amanda lives to enjoy life. But, nothing brings more joy to her than being able to make someone smile or laugh!

Music For The Soul Presented By Kids In A New Groove

Michael Franti & Spearhead will headline Music for the Soul 2012 on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at The Long Center.  Music for the Soul is a fundraising event benefiting Kids in a New Grove (K.I.N.G.), a non-profit organization that provides private one-on-one music mentorship to kids in the Texas foster care system.

Photo Credit: Kids in a New Groove

Franti’s socially conscious platform in combination with his recent hit record, “The Sound of Sunshine,” is a perfect fit for K.I.N.G.’s mission.  “Music is sunshine,” says Franti.  “Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood.  Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose….somehow [music] lifts us all up out of our most difficult moments in life to unimaginable heights.”

Photo Credit: Michael Franti & Spearhead

In addition to regular and premium seating, tickets for VIP seats and the pre-party are also available.  DJ Chicken George will kick off the VIP portion of the night in the Kodosky Lounge, and attendees will enjoy a casual dinner, cocktails all night and premium concert seating.

WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.

The Long Center

701 W. Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX 78704
Ph. 512-474-LONG

TICKETS: Regular $29-$39.  Premium seating $64.  VIP seats, pre-party, dining and free cocktails $249.

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