BWW News: Mario Frangoulis and Smokey Robinson at the Peabody Opera House

Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 7:00PM at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, the stage will be electric with the one-and-only Motown icon Smokey Robinson and "best male classical crossover artist," Mario Frangoulis will share their talent in support of putting an end to veteran homelessness. The Voices for Veterans St. Louis concert is made possible with the generous support of Boeing Defense and Ameren Missouri, and is presented by Give US Your Poor, Eisenhower Fellows of St. Louis and Attila Glatz Concert Productions.

"Boeing is dedicated to supporting the men and women of the military and the veterans who have sacrificed so much towards protecting our freedom," said Megan Davies, Director of Boeing Defense, Space and Security's Global Corporate Citizenship organization. "That some of our neighbors in Missouri have sacrificed so much intheir service and still are without the basics of a home for themselves and their family is something we need tohelp rectify."
On any given night, there are 49,933 homeless veterans on the streets of America. No man or woman who
has served in the armed forces should be without a home. This is why Give US Your Poor, the national
campaign to end homelessness created Voices for Veterans (www.VfVconcerts.org) - a project using the
power of music to convene, inspire, and remind us of the sacrifice others have made for us so that we can
be safe and free.Voices for Veterans holds concerts to raise money, awareness, and inspire volunteerism
to permanently house veterans and provide needed services to support their ongoing quality of life when
they return home.
The performance with Smokey Robinson and Mario Frangoulis will be a true feast for the heart and ears
with songs sung in multiple languages, combined with the joyful and inspiring "Motown Sound" - the
perfect way to kick off the season! St. Louis is in for one of the most unique and inspirational musical
experiences to hit the "Gateway to the West!"
Bob Dylan once said that Smokey Robinson (www.smokeyrobinson.com) is "America's greatest living
poet." During the course of his 50-year career in music, Smokey has accumulated more than 4,000 songs
to his credit, while he continues to thrill sold-out audiences worldwide with his high tenor voice,
impeccable timing, and profound sense of lyric.
Mario Frangoulis (www.mariofrangoulis.com) is an internationally acclaimed tenor best known for
his refined vocal interpretations and ability to sing in over 5 languages. From playing Marius in Les
Misérables (cast by Sir Cameron Mackintosh) and Raoul in Phantom of the Opera (cast by Sir Andrew
Lloyd Webber), to performing with The Boston Pops, and artists such as Justin Hayward, Vanessa Williams,
Vittorio Grigolo, and Stephan Moccio. Mario has topped the Billboard charts, selling millions of albums
worldwide. CNN describes Mario as "pure sound, all voice.
Both artists have a long track record of contributing their time and talent to important causes that support
the right of every single human being to live with dignity. Smokey Robinson through his groundbreaking
music that has touched millions of people from all walks of life, all races and ethnicities, all over the world;
and Mario Frangoulis for his undying commitment to educational support for high-risk, high-potential
children.
Homelessness is about disconnection. Music is about connection. The artists and Voices for Veterans team along with our sponsors and presenters invite everyone to join in for this important celebration of compassion, love, and patriotism - honoring those who have honored us with their sacrifice. St. Louis, we are waiting for you! Proceeds will support housing homeless veterans in Missouri through Veterans Matter, Operation Homefront, Zero: 2016, and a Missouri Veterans Move-In Fund.
For tickets, ranging from $49.00 to $250.00 (VIP), and information call the Peabody Opera House at
314.499.7600 or go to www.peabodyoperahouse.com/tickets or www.ticketmaster.com. For more
information go to the Voices for Veterans website at www.VfVconcerts.org.
VOICES FOR VETERANS: CONCERTS & ACTION TO END VETERAN HOMELESSNESS an initiative of Give US Your Poor T: 781.373.7069 F: 781.899.3287.


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