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Composer concert benefits college hopefuls

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
May 25, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
If you smiled every time the juke box spun out the theme to "Happy Days," felt inspired by a chance to make it with "Laverne and Shirley," or just needed a chance to "kick off your Sunday shoes" ... then you know what the magic of music is all about.Grammy Award-winning composer Charles Fox and many music greats feel that magic is something everyone should get a chance to experience. Fox is responsible for the your need to hum "Happy Days" every day of the week and for Roberta Flack's big hit Killing Me Softly.

He is also heading up a benefit concert called "The Songs of Our Lives," a concert designed to raise money for the Fullfillment Fund. The fund mentors, counsels, guides and awards college scholarships to talented but disadvantaged high school students.

"I think the audience is in for a real good time. At the same time, we'll be helping a great charity that really devotes itself to empowering young students and giving them the chance in life that they wouldn't have otherwise," said Fox.

This is the second year for the show. Composers like Kenny Loggins, Bob Crewe and Richard Sherman will perform. Plus, Fox says it will be an informal setting. So the songwriting greats will be on hand to answer questions and talk about their work.

Although the event will be held on June 1 at the Wadsworth Theatre in Los Angeles, it will be an event of great songwriting meant to inspire all young people to make their dreams come true ... doing it whatever way they can.

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