Archive From January, 2021

Welcome Our New Advancement Coordinator

inNewson January 19, 2021

This week, we were pleased to welcome the newest member of the Music Maker staff, Gabi Mendick, who will serve as our Advancement Coordinator. Gabi is a graduate of Tufts University in Boston, and her duties will spread all across our operation. She’ll help us build and manage our outreach to donors, work on bringing […]

The Eye of Freeman Vines

inTheir Needson January 12, 2021

A few weeks ago, one of Music Maker’s most important partner artists, Freeman Vines, lost his right eye.  And this is not a story about a sudden emergency that brought on the surgery to remove his eye. It’s a story about how difficult it is for the poor and elderly to get access to the […]

The Ma Rainey/Music Maker Connection

inArtist Storyon January 5, 2021

Since Netflix released its film “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” with Viola Davis masterfully playing the Mother of the Blues, critics all over the world have raved about the film. Rainey was a true pioneer of American music — and she was only one degree removed from the Music Maker Relief Foundation. One of our original […]

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