Home » Love Street Light Circus holds benefit for the Purple Songs Can Fly Project
November 26, 2008 – Texas Children’s Cancer Center
by Corbin B.P. Dodge
On November 16, 2008, Love Street Light Circus held a benefit for the Purple Songs Can Fly Project at the Texas Children’s Cancer Center. The event featured a selection of Houston’s top bands, which came together to perform The Beatles’ White Album live on stage and accompanied by a live orchestra.
Love Street Light Circus is a Houston-based non-profit organization that connects professional and amateur musicians for non-profit events. The musicians are all volunteers who gather together for musical events which benefit Houston children. Their motto “because the love you take is equal to the love you make,” is a strong indicator of their inspiration from popular music of the 1960’s.
The Love Street Light Circus band focuses its attention on benefiting children’s charities and children’s groups. The recent event “White Album for Purple Songs” raised money for the Purple Songs Can Fly program and featured a number of local Houston bands. In addition to the charity event, the Love Street Light Circus Band performed in the Texas Children’s Cancer Center clinic so that patients could enjoy their music as well.
Purple Songs Can Fly is a unique project that provides a musical outlet for the many children being treated for cancer and blood disorders at Texas Children’s Cancer Center and their siblings. In this pilot program, which is the first of its kind, the children work with Anita Kruse and other professional composers to write and record their own songs. Using the latest technology in an in-house studio, composers work with the children individually or in small groups to compose, record, and burn songs to disc within short sessions.
The official check presentation is scheduled for December 5, 2008 at the Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
[+] Video about “White Album for Purple Songs”