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2009 Music Has Power™ Awards

2009 Music Has Power™ Awards

Michael Feinstein and Christine Ebersole perform at the 2009 Music Has Power Awards

Four-Time Grammy Award Winning Musician Michael Feinstein Headlines the IMNF 2009 Music Has Power Awards Benefit at Feinstein's at Loews Regency

Institute for Music and Neurologic Function Honors Long-Time Supporter Peggy Rice and Scientific Advisory Board Member and Senior Fellow in Theoretical Neurobiology Aniruddh Patel, Ph.D. for their Contributions to Music and Healing

The healing power of music and the helping power of musicians came together on September 9th when acclaimed four-time Grammy® Award winning musician Michael Feinstein headlined the 9th Annual Music Has Power Awards benefit, with two-time Tony-Award® winning actress and singer Christine Ebersole, at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency – The Nightclub of New York. Widely recognized as one of the most beloved interpreters of American popular songs, Michael Feinstein has dedicated his career to reviving and promoting the works of legendary singers and songwriters, including Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Frank Sinatra.

The Music Has Power Awards are presented annually by the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF), to honor those individuals in the arts, sciences and business communities whose work contributes to the advancement of vital, often groundbreaking music therapy research, development and programs.

Honored for their contributions to the therapeutic power of music are New York native and long-time IMNF supporter, Peggy Rice, and IMNF Scientific Advisory Board member and The Neurosciences Institute Ester J. Burnham Senior Fellow, Dr. Aniruddh Patel.

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.

The 2009 Music Has Power Awards event was sponsored by The Bank of New York Mellon Wealth Management with additional support from Ketel One Vodka and Feinstein’s at Loews Regency. Funds raised support music therapy programs, along with clinical and scientific research. Previous recipients include Dr. Oliver Sacks, Mickey Hart, Remo Belli, moby, and Henry Z. Steinway.