By MELISSA PIONZIO, firstname.lastname@example.org
May 12, 2011
Danielle Hoffman has a passion for performing. As part of preparing for her bat mitzvah, a Jewish coming-of-age celebration, she was encouraged to help others through a community service project.
So the seventh-grader formed a
"I'm very into music and musical theater, so instead of playing piano, we sing and perform at local nursing homes," said Danielle.
This year, Arts From the Heart members performed at the Hebrew Home in West
Hartford, Jefferson House in
"It's nice to see all the
nursing home people happy," said 17-year-old Justin Brown, the group's pianist,
As the school year winds down,
Arts From the Heart is preparing for a community
concert on May 20 at the
"Arts From the Heart has evolved into such a great thing and … we thought it would be good to do a charity concert for such an important foundation," said Danielle, whose group has been practicing for three hours each Sunday for the past several weeks.
The concert begins at 7
p.m. May 20 at
For information on Arts From the Heart go to http://www.artsfromtheheart.us.
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