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Art Wheeler & Bobby Read on Folk & Beyond, Sept 5


on Folk & Beyond

Thursday, September 5, 2013

5 pm (edt)


 The ever prolific Art Wheeler and gospel singer Barbara Edwards will stop by WTJU during the second hour of Folk & Beyond on Thursday, September 5.  They will both be joining several other Central musical luminaries at Cville Coffee on Saturday, September 7, in a special benefit concert for Operation Smile.

Douglas Turner Day, John D'earth, Barbara Edwards, Robert Jospe, Bobby Read, Madeline Holly and Berto Sales (aka Beleza), Pete Spaar, Butch Taylor, David Van Derveer, Drex Weaver, and Art Wheeler will come together Saturday evening, September 7, for a special benefit concert for Operation Smile.  !! Featuring blues, gospel, jazz and samba with dancers and juggling by some of the most illustrious Charlottesville performers who are donating themselves for children who can smile again with a simple operation.

Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives.

As an international charity for children, we measure ourselves by the joy we see on all of the faces we help. At Operation Smile, we're more than a charity. More than an NGO. We're a mobilized force of medical professionals and caring hearts who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery and related medical care for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

Every child deserves access to safe, quality surgical care. Every child deserves a future filled with hope.

That's where we come in as the largest volunteer-based medical charity providing free cleft surgeries. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 3.5 million comprehensive patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with facial deformities. Our work creates a lasting global impact. We train local doctors in developing countries and strengthen healthcare systems so more children in some of the poorest areas in the world can be treated.

As one of the most prominent charities for children in the world, we work in over 60 countries to heal children’s smiles and bring hope for a better future. Together, we are saving children’s lives.

Thanks to the generosity and spirit of volunteerism shown by our supporters, we heal thousands of children per year. With your help, how many lives can we change tomorrow? Learn more about our mission, key differentiators and history to see how we are unique from other children charities by clicking on the links below.

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