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Jamie Foxx Brings ‘Annie’ To School In Minnesota


Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, and filmmaker Will Gluck visited Northport Elementary on Wednesday afternoon (September 10) in Minneapolis, MN where they met the first-through-fifth graders and worked with students preparing to audition for their school production of Annie.

The initiative kicked off Turnaround Arts, a signature program of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities which works with local program partners to provide intensive arts education resources to clusters of high-poverty schools across the country, leading to increases in attendance, academic achievement, and student engagement.

“Arts education is a way to make a real difference in the lives of kids everywhere.  Being involved with the arts certainly changed my life, and I’ve seen that engagement change the lives of many others” said Jamie.


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