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Major Key Foundation takes arts funding awareness campaign to Baltimore City School Board

At a town hall held at Dunbar High School - where Tupac once attended - last night, Major Key co-founders classical flutist Sofia Hailu and hip hop artist Czar offered public comment on the importance of arts education in Baltimore. They also delivered flash drives to the Board members of the more than 1,100 video testimonials they have collected from Baltimore area residents, imploring elected officials and the School Board to save public school and arts funding.    Major Key Foundation is a pilot program inspired by Tupac that will train Baltimore students in both classical and hip hop. For more information, visit their website. ... Continue reading
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MICA Associate Dean urges Baltimore arts funding

Major Key artists, including hip hop artist Czar and classically-trained flutist Sofia Hailu, will open a City Schools music education funding pop-up performance before Orioles Opening Day at 1:30pm at Eutaw and Camden Streets.  At 6pm tonight, Major Key will submit arts funding awareness videos from a collection of over 1,000 City residents to the Baltimore City School Board at Tupac's own Dunbar High School. Click here for tickets to Wednesday's Tupac-inspired classical meets contemporary show featuring EDI Mean of Tupac's Outlawz, Anwan Glover from "The Wire," Czar, Sofia Hailu and special guests Visto and Alkali. Proceeds benefit Living Classrooms UA House -- serving one hundred students daily with academic enrichment, music instruction, health, sports and physical fitness education, and career development.... Continue reading
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MICA student finds self-esteem through art

In a fusion of arts and activism, Major Key Foundation has collected video testimonials from a thousand Baltimore area residents on the importance of school arts funding. Center Maryland will release one testimonial a day in the lead-up to Major Key's concert at Soundstage on April 5, featuring Tupac's former bandmate E.D.I. Mean; Major Key co-founders professional flutist Sofia Hailu and hip hop artist Czar; and The Wire's Anwan Glover and his go-go Backyard Band. Tickets can be purchased here.... Continue reading
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MICA student finds self-esteem through art

In a fusion of arts and activism, Major Key Foundation has collected video testimonials from a thousand Baltimore area residents on the importance of school arts funding. Center Maryland will release one testimonial a day in the lead-up to Major Key's concert at Soundstage on April 5, featuring Tupac's former bandmate E.D.I. Mean; Major Key co-founders professional flutist Sofia Hailu and hip hop artist Czar; and The Wire's Anwan Glover and his go-go Backyard Band. Tickets can be purchased here.... Continue reading
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Sen. Bill Ferguson on Baltimore school arts funding

In a fusion of arts and activism, Major Key Foundation has collected video testimonials from a thousand Baltimore area residents on the importance of school arts funding. Center Maryland will release one testimonial a day in the lead-up to Major Key's concert at Soundstage on April 5, featuring Tupac's former bandmate E.D.I. Mean; Major Key co-founders professional flutist Sofia Hailu and hip hop artist Czar; and The Wire's Anwan Glover and his go-go Backyard Band. Tickets can be purchased here.... Continue reading
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