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August 25, 2005

Ever Widening Circle Event Announcement: An Evening Celebrating Art and Disability

From: World Institute on Disability - Aug 25, 2005

7th Annual
EVER WIDENING CIRCLE :An Evening of Entertainment Celebrating Art and Disability

The World Institute on Disability (WID), the Corporation on Disabilities and Telecommunication (CDT), and Verizon proudly present the 7th Annual Ever Widening Circle: An Evening of Entertainment Celebrating Art and Disability, featuring a diverse line-up of professional performers with disabilities. This year's benefit headlines 13 year-old composer and pianist, Matt Savage in the jazz ensemble the MATT SAVAGE TRIO. Matt was diagnosed with autism at the age of three, discovered jazz at age seven and has been taking the jazz world by storm ever since!

Also performing: blind comedian Michael Lee; internationally renowned AXIS Dance Company, comprised of dancers with and without disabilities; and award-winning deaf actress, writer, director, and producer, Michelle A. Banks, who appeared in Deaf West Theater's production of the critically acclaimed musical, Big River and was the founder and artistic director of Onyx Theatre Company in New York City, the first deaf theater company in the US for people of color.

Through this event, WID and CDT strive to reduce misconceptions about people with disabilities by showcasing the community's strengths and artistry. Please join us for a spectacular evening!

When: Thursday, September 29, 2005 @ 7:00 PM

Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
700 Howard Street at Third, San Francisco

Tickets are $15-$50. (Group discounts available.)

General Seating Info: 415-978-2787

Access Info and Group Sales: 510-251-4347; TTY 510-208-9493

Access Options Provided: ASL interpreter, audio description, Braille and large print programs, and limited wheelchair seating. Please refrain from wearing scented products.

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