Archive From December, 2019

Artist Spotlight: Essie Mae Brooks

inTheir Musicon December 16, 2019

With our 25th anniversary upon us, we reflect on some of the musicians that have been with us since the beginning. Essie Mae Brooks has been a Music Maker partner artist since 1995. Her original, soul-filled gospel music was born out of an agrarian life deep in Central Georgia in the town of Perry, right […]

Freeman Vines: Aging in Isolation

inTheir Needson December 2, 2019

As our partner artists get older and they are unable to perform as much, if at all, due to aging related issues, they become susceptible to isolation. Research links isolation to a variety of physical and mental ailments, and these impacts are especially acute for senior citizens. Social isolation and loneliness are associated with high […]

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