Herb Alpert and Lani Hall are playing in Santa Monica on Saturday, September 10th at 4pm. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear them in concert. Ticket prices are below to benefit P.S. ARTS 25th Anniversary.
A Benefit Concert for P.S. ARTS
Presented at The Herb Alpert Educational Village
September 10th, 2016 | 4pm to 6:30pm The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater at New Roads School 3131 Olympic Blvd. | Santa Monica, CA 90404
In 1991, Dr. Paul Cummins, visionary educator, author, and founder of Crossroads School for the Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, was on his way to the kitchen during a potluck dinner and literally bumped into a man that he had never met but looked quite familiar — famed musician Herb Alpert. They began a conversation, which has become P.S. ARTS folklore: Paul decried the lack of arts education at local schools he had recently visited. Herb’s response was, “You mean the arts are just gone from these public schools?What if I gave you a grant?” And thus, the program that would eventually be known as P.S. ARTS was piloted at Broadway Elementary School. Over the last two and a half decades, P.S. ARTS has grown from a grassroots organization serving 250 students to a nationally recognized and award-winning nonprofit serving 25,000 students every week in Los Angeles County and California’s Central Valley. The Herb Alpert Foundation continues to be a sustaining partner of P.S. ARTS’ programs.