For Immediate Release
August 3, 2009
George Cappannelli
Sedena Cappannelli
A Very Special Musical Event At The Santa Fe Opera

Charity partners to entertain and inspire

Empower New Mexico is pleased to announce a gala musical entertainment evening entitled “A Musical Celebration Across Generations” at the Santa Fe Opera, Friday Evening, September 4th, 2009 at 7:30 P.M.

Featuring the legendary Roberta Flack and the incomparable Shawn Colvin, the evening will entertain with music that inspires and touches the heart. “A Musical Celebration Across Generations” will also feature the presentation of an AgeNation Life Achievement Award to Ms. Flack. This award honors individuals from various fields including: the arts, sciences, education, humanities, health, public service, entertainment, politics and social and civic engagement whose lives and work serve as models of inspiration and encouragement to others. The evening will also raise funds in support of The Alzheimer’s Association, Open Hands and Ambercare, organizations that serve various segments of our aging constituency, and to help to establish public education and cross-generational engagement programs being created by Empower New Mexico.

Empower New Mexico as host and AgeNation as producer are presenting this event as a way to raise awareness, impart information and catalyze action to address the dramatic impact of the demographic revolution that will soon see half the U.S. population at 50 years of age (or older), for the first time in history.

Empower New Mexico is a non-profit organization formed to support organizations that serve vulnerable sections of the population. AgeNation, a private sector Santa Fe based digital media and events company, is producing the event.

Additional partners supporting this innovative new partnership and A Musical Celebration Across Generations include: American Airlines/American Eagle, The New Mexico Department of Tourism, the Santa Fe 400th Anniversary Committee, Hutton Broadcasting and the Hotel Santa Fe. Other partners are expected to join in supporting this unique and valuable endeavor.

A Musical Celebration Across Generations will be the first event in a terrific weekend honoring Santa Fe’s 400th Celebration. Empower New Mexico and AgeNation are both Community Partners supporting the efforts and goals of the Santa Fe 400th Committee in its efforts to bring the best in entertainment and cultural activities to salute this remarkable anniversary.

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