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Carlos Santana and Hermes Music Donate Instruments to Opportunity Village’s Fine and Performing Arts Program September 16, 2015 15:00

Carlos Santana and Hermes Music Donate Instruments to Opportunity Village’s Fine and Performing Arts Program

 

LAS VEGAS – Yesterday legendary musician Carlos Santana visited the Engelstad Campus of Las Vegas’ most notable charity – Opportunity Village. After a heartfelt and touching tour of the facility with Opportunity Village executives Ed Guthrie and Linda Smith, Santana was treated to a moving performance by Opportunity Village’s new performing arts group, The OVertones. The group performed a special medley of some of Santana’s greatest hits, which he was truly honored and humbled to experience. The visit featured a donation of more than 60 musical instruments from Santana and longtime associate Hermes Music, including acoustic guitars, tambourines and cowbells for Opportunity Village’s Fine and Performing Arts Program.

 

Santana has been a big supporter of the Las Vegas community and it has become his tradition before each of his House of Blues runs to visit charitable organizations that make our city thrive, or recognize local groups or schools that are doing great things for our community. The House of Blues headliner returns to shows at the House of Blues on September 16.

 

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PHOTO CREDIT: ERIK KABIK

     

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Carlos Santana interacts with OVIPs during a visit to Opportunity Village’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.

 

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Carlos Santana tours Opportunity Village’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus and meets with OVIPs on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.

 

 

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Carlos Santana meets Opportunity Village’s band The OVertones after they performed a Santana music medley during his visit to the organization’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.

 

 

Link to all photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s51nigzaf047fz9/AACg20qThugniHQDOrmq9rYYa?dl=0


Concert Violinist Candy Carson Tours and Performs at Opportunity Village August 04, 2015 15:25

Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s Wife Visits Opportunity Village

LAS VEGAS – On Tuesday, August 4, Candy Carson, a graduate of Yale University and former concert violinist toured the Opportunity Village Engelstad Campus and performed a short program. The Opportunity Village’s Village Blend vocal group performed an opening number before Carson took the stage. At the conclusion of the program, Chief Development Officer Linda Smith and CEO Edward Guthrie of Opportunity Village presented Carson a handmade scarf by Amanda D., an OVIP artist in the organization’s Fine and Performing Arts program.

 

Carson is the wife of presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson. Dr. Carson toured the campus in May and hosted a fundraiser for Opportunity Village.

 

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Former violinist Candy Carson performs at Opportunity Village’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

 

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Chief Development Officer Linda Smith and CEO Edward Guthrie of Opportunity Village present Carson a handmade scarf from an OVIP at the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

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