#InTheLab was on the red carpet at the City Winery November 21 for the 5th Annual African Children's Choir Gala. Actress and star of ABC's "Nashville", Connie Britton was honored with the Changemakers Award for her work with The Choir in their endeavor to fight the cycle of poverty through education in some of the most desperate areas of the African continent. The African Children's Choir and their fundraising organization Music for Life are working miracles in countries such as Uganda, Rwanda and Nigeria just to name a few. The Choir is a cross section of children aged 7 though 10 who tour the world performing concerts to raise funds and awareness of the plight of these young victims of war, famine and disease. The primary goal is to establish educational facilities in these areas so that the graduates of the Choir can return to their communities where schools and housing have been established and reap the benefits of those facilities so that they can elevate the quality of life for these innocent victims born into a life of despair. (To learn more about the African Children's Choir, please visit their website: http://africanchildrenschoir.com/).
Our coverage of the event features host Arthur Kade interviewing Honoree Connie Britton and fellow Nashville cast member Kimberly Williams-Paisley, superstar recording artist Sheryl Crow and "Big Kenny" of the country recording duo "Big and Rich". Listening to these celebrities share their thoughts on the joy of music and the miracle of hope offered by the African Children's Choir and a sprinkling of insight into some of the projects they are currently working on is both moving and entertaining. Come on and give a listen!