Concert to Raise Funds for Musical Outreach for Houston’s At-risk Youth
HOUSTON, TX (August 8, 2018) – On September 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm, veteran Hollywood actor, singer/songwriter, Ronny Cox, will perform a benefit concert at Kawai Piano Gallery, 5800 Richmond (77057) to raise funds for Music Doing Good outreach programs. Tyler Henderson, Music Doing Good with Scholarships recipient, will also provide a piano performance. Doors open at 6:30 pm (6 pm VIP only) and concert begins at 7:30 pm. General Admission tickets are $40 and include a cash bar; VIP tickets are $60 and include light bites, complimentary drinks and a pre-show reception with Ronny Cox. https://musicdoinggood.salsalabs.org/092218ronnycox.
Ronny Cox began his Hollywood career with his first movie, Deliverance, in 1972, in which he appeared as ill-fated businessman, Drew Ballinger and played in the infamous dueling banjos scene. Cox has played numerous Hollywood villains including Dick Jones in Robocop (1987) and Cohaagen in Total Recall (1990). He has also appeared in numerous television series including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stargate SG-1, Desperate Housewives, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Just last week, he completed a five-week stint on CMT’s Nashville, which included his original song, “I’ll Waltz You Home.”
With a career that spans more than a hundred and forty-five films and television shows, Cox has also recorded and released seven albums. Within the last decade, he has emerged as an important folk singer, something he’s been doing for more than four decades. In 2009, his album Ronny Cox – Songs…with Repercussions, was the number one folk album in the country.
Tyler Henderson has been playing the piano since he was five. Now a senior at High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), he has been honing his skill as a jazz musician for more than a decade. Since his arrival in Houston from New York, Tyler has had the pleasure of playing with Wynton Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Inrgrid Jensen and Don Braden. He cites Kenny Kirkland, Phineas Newborn, Sonny Clark, and Kenny Barron as his biggest musical influences.
Music Doing Good is a nonprofit arts organization that inspires and transforms lives through innovative, music-based programs and performance experiences. The outreach programs bring music to children in Houston who would otherwise not have access. Music Doing Good offers scholarships to music students in grades 4 – 12 for private lessons and music workshops. The organization grants free, gently-used instruments to individuals and schools that wish to create orchestra and/or band programs. Music Doing Good offers a year-long after school, fine arts enrichment program for students of Title 1 schools. Music Doing Good in Service provides in-class piano accompaniment for soloists, ensembles, choirs, musical theater students and UIL competitions. Music Doing Good College-Bound Fund sends music students to college at four of Houston’s leading universities and colleges. These programs use music to stimulate minds, spark creativity and ignite imagination.
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Julie Lambert, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Music Doing Good, Inc.