September 13, 2012
For Immediate Release
CROSBY STILLS & NASH TO SUPPORT TWO LOS ANGELES AREA SCHOOLS
WITH A SPECIAL BENEFIT RECEPTION AND CONCERT AT NOKIA THEATRE L.A.
LIVE ON OCTOBER 3
LIMITED TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO THE EVENT WHICH BENEFITS
CHAMPS CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL AND THE HIGHLAND HALL WALDORF SCHOOL
LOS ANGELES, CA, September 12, 2012: On October 3, Crosby, Stills
& Nash will support two Los Angeles area schools with a special benefit
pre-show reception and concert at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. The reception
is set for 5:00 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7:00 p.m. Only
three hundred tickets will be sold publically to the benefit concert, with
the pre-concert reception limited to two hundred people; twenty of those
ticketholders will be invited to a special meet and greet with Crosby,
Stills & Nash. These limited, preferred seating tickets are only available
for purchase through the Guacamole Fund at www.guacfund.org,
and go on sale this Friday, September 14th at 12 Noon PST. The evening’s
reception is a fundraiser for CHAMPS–Charter High School of the Arts, Multimedia
and Performing, and the Highland Hall Waldorf School.
“I have been very fortunate to have attended public schools, in which
the arts were honored and respected. As a musician, I see this as an integral
piece of a child’s development and ability to thrive” says Stephen Stills.
“Sadly, the arts have lost much of their presence in today’s world of education.
I am representing two schools, Highland Hall Waldorf School and CHAMPS
Charter High School, in their fundraising efforts. These two tremendous
schools give as much priority to the arts as they do strong academic curricula.
I am proud to have my children attend these fine learning institutions
and feel privileged to contribute to their success.”
CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts, Multimedia and Performing (www.champscharter.org)
is a tuition-free, independent charter high school in the San Fernando
Valley offering smaller academic classes including honors and advanced
placement. With comprehensive academies for Dance, Music, Theatre,
Film, Robotics (Vex World Champions in 2009), Radio, Digital Media, and
Art, CHAMPS has a graduation rate for four-year students of nearly 98%.
To date, over 95% of graduates move on to attend higher education with
the majority attending four-year colleges and arts schools throughout the
United States and abroad. The one hundred hours of community service
required for graduation is just one indicator of our mission: “To create
champions of academic excellence, social responsibility, self-expression,
and life-long learning …through the arts.”
Highland Hall Waldorf School (www.highlandhall.org),
located in Northridge, CA and founded in 1955, exemplifies the rich educational
traditions of the Waldorf School movement. Its unique approach to
learning successfully addresses the changing needs and capacities of children
at each stage of development from PreK through High School.
Fully 98% of its high school graduates move on to renowned colleges and
universities; 42% of Waldorf graduates pursue college majors in mathematics
or science. Featuring a curriculum of academically challenging lessons
infused with arts and hands-on learning, Highland Hall provides students
with a solid academic foundation, the ability to think creatively, a sympathetic
interest in the world, self-confidence, and an abiding moral purpose.
Crosby, Stills & Nash’s Nokia Theatre benefit reception takes place
during their summer U.S. tour. The tour concludes in October with
consecutive nights at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. CSN 2012, a
25-song set presenting the group’s first live performance film in more
than 20 years, was released earlier this summer. Captured in high-definition
during the early portion of CSN’s 2012 world tour, the set is available
worldwide from CSN Records in Blu-ray, DVD/2CD (3 discs), and Digital formats.
More than four decades since CSN played their first-ever concert as
a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, they continue a creative partnership
that is one of the most influential and enduring in music. David
Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times—once with Crosby, Stills & Nash,
and a second time with The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and The Hollies,
respectively. They have also been inducted into the Songwriter’s
Hall of Fame, with the honor recognizing both CSN as a group, and each
member as individual solo artists; and, they still continue to tour and
record as “three together.”