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2008 Music Has Power™ Awards

2008 Music Has Power Awards

Music icon Odetta performs at the 2008 Music Has Power Awards

Music and Dance Legends Lend Talent to Raise Awareness and Funds for Music Therapy Programs and Research Initiatives

Music Icon Odetta and Broadway Star Geoffrey Holder Help Raise More Than $120,000 at the 2008 Music Has Power Awards benefiting the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function

Nearly a hundred people gathered at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency – The Nightclub of New York for an unforgettable evening of music and dance benefiting the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF). Guests at this year’s Music Has Power Awards enjoyed intimate performances by multi Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Odetta and Tony Award®-winner and acclaimed dancer Geoffrey Holder. The event, honoring Holder and esteemed neurologist Gottfried Schlaug, MD, PhD, helped raise more than $120,000 to support funding for patient care, education and training in music therapy and scientific research initiatives of the IMNF.

The IMNF’s groundbreaking and internationally recognized programs use music therapy to assist in the “awakening and healing” of individuals with a wide-range of neurological conditions including strokes, trauma, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s diseases. For the past eight years, The Music Has Power Awards has served as an opportunity to celebrate the visionary spirit and pioneering mission of the IMNF while honoring those individuals whose work contributes to the advancement of vital, often groundbreaking music therapy research, development and programs.

The 2008 Music Has Power Awards was sponsored by The BNY Mellon Wealth Management with additional support from Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, Steinway and Sons, and Ketel One. Previous recipients of the Music Has Power Awards include Dr. Oliver Sacks, Mickey Hart, Remo Belli, moby, and Henry Z. Steinway.