I hope this finds you well. What crazy weather we've been having. We are happy to leave the snow behind and feel March bringing in a little Spring warmth. Here's the latest:
"So that They'll Believe" was released to radio in February. Thanks to all our radio friends for getting the music out there. We appreciate you!
This month I have the priviledge of being a part of a benefit for SENSE Theatre, A Stage of Hope For Children With Autism. I am excited about their summer theatre camp. Being the mom of a teenage daughter on the autism spectrum, I can tell you that drama comes naturally. ;-) I think this camp is a great opportunity for our kids. See the schedule below for details.
Webster's dictionary defines community as a group of interacting people living in a common location that is organized around common values. It is derived from the Latin communitis (cum,"with, together" + munus,"gift").
I sat on the bleachers last weekend, watching The Raptors (our special needs sports team) play basketball. Dad's chased them up and down the court. Mom's, grandparents, and friends cheered them on. Afterwards it was time for a pizza party and awards. As I looked around the room at all the familiar faces I've watched grow up and grow old together, I was reminded of how blessed our family has been with the gift of this community. Thank you Hendersonville!
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
2400 Blakemore Ave.
Sense Theatre Benefit - 7:00 pm
Blair School of Music Turner Hall
Nashville, TN 37240
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Join us for a very special evening as the Nashville theatre and musical community come together as one to support SENSE Theatre – A Stage of Hope For Children With Autism.
Click here to purchase: TICKETS
Featured performance by:
* Franc D’Ambrosio - The Phantom of the Opera
* Michael Valcour - Former SENSE Theatre Participant
* Tammy Vice - Nashville Song Writer & Parent Autism Advocate
* The Least of Your Worries - Winner Nashville Battle Of The Bands
* Tim Creavin - University School of Nashville Theatre Guild
SENSE Theatre is a unique theatrical intervention research program designed to improve the social and emotional functioning of children with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Proceeds benefit the SENSE Theatre Summer Camp – in collaboration with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and University School of Nashville.
Thursday, March 24th, 2011
110 Magnolia Circle
Communication Based Applications for IPad & IPhone - 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
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Price: ASMT Members Free / Non-members
In this ASMT workshop, Ms. Marylee Perkins will highlight the iPad, iPhone, and Dynavox technology systems. Mrs. Tammy Vice will speak to how her daughter, Morgan, uses her iPad and how it compares to her previous Dynavox device.
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes all methods (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, and ideas. People with severe speech or language delays rely on AAC to communicate with the people around them. Electronic devices and their applications (a form of AAC) help people to express themselves, increasing social interaction, school performance, and feelings of self-worth.
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Friday, March 25th, 2011
106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd.
Buddy Break - 6:30 pm till 9:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Hendersonville
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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Price: Private Event
Buddy Break is a FREE respite program designed to give caregivers of kids with special needs (VIP KIDS) a break from their ongoing care-giving responsibilities for three hours one night a month. VIP kids can make some new buddies, have fun playing games, hear and see great children's stories, videos, music and more while giving their caregiver a much needed break!
1201 Twelve stones Crossing
Saturday, March 26th, 2011
Writers in the Round - 7:00 pm
Cody's Pub & Eatery
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
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Price: no cover / reservations suggeste
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In the 7:00 pm round; Ann Hartmann, and Tammy Vice
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
VSA Arts - 11:00
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Nashville, TN 37201
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The students in the Next Step program at Vanderbilt will be performing an original song co-written with Trent Jeffcoat and Tammy Vice, as part of the VSA Arts program.
4101 Hillsboro Rd.
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Tenth Annual Breaking The Chains Benefit - 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Nashville, TN 37215
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The TENTH Annual Breaking the Chains Benefit Concert for Autism Awareness will take place Tuesday, April 26, at the Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Road, Nashville. Admission to the early show is free, but donations for ASMT will be accepted, as we pass the BIG LOUD HAT! Tickets for the late show are $10, with proceeds going to ASMT.
The Bluebird Café is one of the world’s preeminent listening rooms and the venue has gained worldwide recognition as a songwriter’s performance space where the “heroes behind the hits” perform their own songs. Each year our family has had the priviledge to put this event together to thank ASMT for all they do for the community. This year should prove to be extra special. Here are the details:
Round 1 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
Tammy Vice, Justin Wade Tam, Trent Jeffcoat, Stephen Lee Veal
Round 2 - 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Les Kerr, Benita Hill, Wood Newton, Jerry Sally
For more information and to reserve tickets visit The Bluebird Cafe
Until Next Time,
Know The Hope