This is exciting stuff! Deer River students will join via telepresence technology students at Martin Luther King College Prep in Chicago, Illinois and Emerson Middle School in Los Angeles, California to sing “The Man in the Mirror” along with Faith Evans and James Taylor. This  virtual mass choir will take place on May 22 at 8:00 pm Central.  They will be singing from the large telepresence room at the high school and according to Matt Grose, Deer River superintendent they will be setting up the Studio at King Elementary for folks who want to gather to watch. You can also register here to view the live stream.

Hosted annually, Bridging the Gaps concert is sponsored by Urban Entertainment Institute (UEI) and Cisco. Founded by Fred Martin in 2002, the UEI is an after-school program that is dedicated to training inner-city youths in the performing arts at no charge to their families.