After-School All-Stars Students Hit the Stage at House of Blues Tomorrow

For Immediate Release
December 16, 2013                 

Contact:
Melissa Warren (702) 528-6016, 
melissa@ffwpr.com
Lisa Robinson, (702) 326-0334, lisa@ffwpr.com

AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS STUDENTS HIT THE STAGE AT HO– USE OF BLUES TOMORROW
Middle school students from across Las Vegas perform during Fifth Annual Holiday Recital

WHAT:
After-School All-Stars (ASAS) Las Vegas students from nine Clark County middle schools will perform at the House of Blues for the non-profit organization’s fifth annual Holiday Recital on Tuesday, December 17 at 4:00 p.m.  A long-time partner with ASAS, the International House of Blues Foundation, donates the venue and all technical production so that students from various ASAS programs may take the stage to show off the skills they’ve honed throughout the year.  The audience is treated to a variety of acts including rock and cover bands, hip hop dance, mariachi, drumline, percussion and even improv.  Approximately 18 ASAS groups will perform during the program with a special “guest” appearance from the Basic High School Band.

WHEN:
Tuesday, Dec. 17
4:00pm – 7:00pm                     

WHERE:
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South

WHO:
Ranna Daud, After-School All-Stars Executive Director
Laura Clark, International House of Blues Foundation
ASAS Students from the schools listed below   

SCHOOLS:
Bridger Middle School                  J.D. Smith Middle School
                Brinley Middle School                   Orr Middle School                                 Cashman Middle School               Von Tobel Middle School                      Fremont Middle School                West Prep Academy                    Garside Junior High School

About After-School All-Stars Las Vegas:
After-School All-Stars Las Vegas provides opportunities for underprivileged youth to participate in free after-school and summer programs that focus on academics, athletics and cultural enrichment.  Local programs include tutoring, homework help, language and literacy skills, arts and crafts, dance, music, computers, chess, creative writing, soccer, swimming, cooking and media – just to name a few.   Since its inception, After-School All-Stars has positively affected the lives of more than 100,000 Southern Nevada youth.  Today, there are more than 6,000 youth from 13 different schools participating in the program. For more information, visit www.asaslv.org or call (702)-770-7601.

About The International House of Blues Foundation:
The International House of Blues Foundation (IHOBF) is a non-profit organization that provides arts educational programs, resources and performance opportunities for community youth. The IHOBF Action for the Arts student recitals create opportunities for students to perform and exhibit artistic works at the House of Blues.