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Photo Flash: Michael Feinstein Hosts The Music Has Power Awards!

An acclaimed filmmaker and renowned neurologist were honored at the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function's 2011 Music Has Power Awards on Sept. 7. Multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein headlined the celebration of music's therapeutic power to heal before a full house at Feinstein's at Loews Regency - The Nightclub of New York.

Honoree Jim Kohlberg's film "The Music Never Stopped" is based on a case study by Dr. Oliver Sacks (and a case that took place at Beth Abraham), and chronicles the estranged relationship between a father and his brain-injured son and the extraordinary power of music to reconnect the two. Honoree Steven A. Sparr is a distinguished neurologist whose clinical research in stroke and behavioral neurology placed special focus on the neurology of music.

Multi-platinum recording artist Moby dropped in from his "Destroyed" book signing to make a birthday toast to Feinstein and the IMNF enjoyed a special serenade by Feinstein who sang a special rendition of Gershwin's "I Have a Crush on You."

Photo Credit: Ken Brown

Photo Flash: Michael Feinstein Hosts The Music Has Power Awards!

Photo Flash: Michael Feinstein Hosts The Music Has Power Awards!
Five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer and IMNF board member Michael Feinstein performed a series of Gershwin tunes at the 2011 Music Has Power Awards.

Photo Flash: Michael Feinstein Hosts The Music Has Power Awards!
Board Chairman Ed Stern presented the Music Has Power Award to film director/producer Jim Kohlberg for bringing public attention to music's power to heal with his movie "The Music Never Stopped."

Photo Flash: Michael Feinstein Hosts The Music Has Power Awards!
Multi-platinum recording artist Moby led a special toast to wish Michael Feinstein a happy birthday at IMNF's 2011 Music Has Power Awards.

Photo Flash: Michael Feinstein Hosts The Music Has Power Awards!
Honoree Dr. Steven A. Sparr and Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) Executive Director Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino, D.A., MT-BC, LCAT.

Photo Flash: Michael Feinstein Hosts The Music Has Power Awards!
Performers Michael Feinstein and Moby with IMNF Executive Director Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino, D.A., MT-BC, LCAT, and Chairman of the Board Ed Stern.

Photo Flash: Michael Feinstein Hosts The Music Has Power Awards!
Music Has Power honorees Steven A. Sparr and Jim Kohlberg with Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) Executive Director Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino, D.A., MT-BC, LCAT, and Chairman of the Board Ed Stern.

Photo Flash: Michael Feinstein Hosts The Music Has Power Awards!

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