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June 20, 2015

The International Art and Ideas Festival will host a moderated discussion on the Home Tour and the live music’s proven therapeutic impact on June 24!

Date Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06510-2301
Website http://artidea.org/marymcbridepanel

“Live music is more than just entertainment; it is a source of joy, a soothing balm, a forger of community. Singer-songwriter Mary McBride’s Home Tour, hailed by The Washington Post as “extraordinary” and by The Wall Street Journal as “a way of highlighting how communities can be nurtured, whether by sharing shelter, stories or live music,” brings live concerts and the curative power of music to tens of thousands of people living in “non-traditional” housing—those who are most in need of live music, but least able to access it.

In this event, Mary will give us a window onto her work, particularly her current initiative with young adults at Connecticut Mental Health Center and participating local mental health and housing facilities.

Journalist Lynne DeLucia will then moderate a discussion between Mary, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, and author Rick Moody about live music’s proven therapeutic impact.