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Jane Lynch: See Jane Sing

Three time Emmy and Golden Globe winning Actress Jane Lynch was raised near Chicago and cut her theatrical teeth at The Second City and Steppenwolf Theatre. Known for her TV work as Sue Sylvester in Glee, Amy in Angel From Hell, and the as host of Hollywood Game Night, Jane made her Broadway debut in the 2013 production of Annie, and soon thereafter embarked on her own live concert tour, See Jane Sing. She is joined by her good friends Kate Flannery (Meredith the drunk from The Office) Tim Davis (Vocal Arranger on Glee) backed by the exquisite jazz stylings of The Tony Guerrero Quintet who also open the show. The evening’s eclectic music ranges from Irving Berlin to Nicki Manaj to a medley of pops songs that made them cry as kids. With plenty of laughs along the way, the audience, according to Jane, “won’t know what hit them”.
Adopt the Arts Foundation

It is the mission of Adopt the Arts Foundation to bring together well-known artists, public figures, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and the general public to save the arts in America’s public schools. We believe that it is morally and ethically incumbent upon us to foster the creativity, dreams, hopes, and imaginations of our children.

Adopt the Arts is raising awareness and money to keep arts education in public schools in Los Angeles, and is gradually expanding into other cities. As in many school districts around the country, year after year LAUSD has been slowly eroding its commitment to arts education by reducing its arts education budget incrementally. According to it’s own numbers, LAUSD estimates that only 50% of elementary school students are getting some kind of art instruction at school. Some estimates suggest that LAUSD spends just 3 cents per child on arts education even though all scientific studies show that an education rich in the arts enhances academic performance, improves school culture, mitigates truancy and tardiness, and is instrumental in fully developing the young mind.

We are focused on developing strategic relationships with educators, administrators, and board members to ensure that we are identifying the most underserved schools in the district. Each school site is “adopted” by a working artist, celebrity, or public figure. And while monetary donations are essential to our mission, personal involvement on the part of successful actors, musicians, artists and entrepreneurs is vital to the success of our program. Too many children are in great need of being exposed to inspirational people who have worked hard for their successes. The interaction between the children and adoptee creates a sense of responsibility and shared commitment from all involved.

“This isn’t just about your kid who may or may not be in public school, this is about our community. A lot of entertainers and wealthy people in the entertainment industry don’t know what is happening in America’s public schools. Adopt the Arts is shedding light on the reality of public education and providing an opportunity for people to invest in their community.” Matt Sorum, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Adopt the Arts Foundation.

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