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Fragile Music presents ROSEWATER

Mar 23, 2013 7pm – 11pm

CVCA/Heyde Center for the Arts
There are a shocking numbers of homeless veterans and many of them are under-clothed for the cold of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Most of these homeless veterans have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan to the U.S. and cannot find employment. Fragile Music, in partnership with The Hands Foundation and the Heyde Center for the Arts, has seized the opportunity to create an event that combines music and benevolence. This concert is intended to raise awareness and support for homeless veterans in the region.

"Rosewater" is a musical experience centered on an old-time "shotgun wedding." The music composed for the event centers on the theme of two young people and the lives that unfold before them. The audience is requested to come dressed for a wedding, with women invited to wear old bridesmaids' dresses that they may own. All the audience will be considered the "wedding guests" and can participate in the theatrical element of the production by bringing "wedding gifts." The gifts, however, are not for the fictional bride and groom but for the homeless veterans in the region. The gifts requested should be winter gear, e.g., sleeping bags, backpacks, clean used or brand new winter clothing, scarves, gloves, neck-warmers, small shampoos, warm socks, knit caps, quilts, blankets, deodorant, underwear, undershirts, toothbrushes, toothpaste, water-bottles or any item beneficial to someone in a homeless condition. All donated items will be distributed to the homeless veterans in the area.

Monetary donations are accepted as well with checks payable to: The Hands Foundation. The Hands Foundation was formed by Darrell and Chauncey Marrier from the band Fragile. as a response to the growing needs of people all over the world. The Hands Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible and go directly to materials for the projects. All work is done by volunteer labor.
Admission: $12.00 per person (includes a $2.00 facility fee)

Heyde Center for the Arts
715.726.9000