Live Art: Love – In LIVE ART: LOVE, 200 students of all abilities representing the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community’s (SPARC) “Live Art” program perform alongside nationally renowned artists and musicians in an unforgettable night of music, dance and visual arts. SPARC’s “Live Art” program is an innovative and inclusive arts education program that integrates performing arts curriculum with special education. Youth with and without developmental disabilities work together in a variety of performing and visual arts classes throughout the year, culminating in a final concert for the community celebrating the importance of human connection. While preparing and rehearsing, the students build powerful relationships and gain understanding and appreciation for one another’s talents and abilities. The most recent “Live Art” concert was organized around the theme of love and features performances by: singer and actor Josh Groban; two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and SPARC alumnus Jason Mraz; multi-Grammy and Tony Award-nominated Sara Bareilles; and five-time Grammy Award winner, songwriter and keyboardist Michael McDonald, among others. LIVE ART: LOVE is an entertaining and moving musical experience rooted in the messages of acceptance, compassion and empathy for all.
airs 1/23 at 9:30 p.m.