by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ellen Whyte will help Ackerman Academy students Thursday, March 13. Students of Ackerman Academy will present a special music program with artists-in-residence Thursday, March 13, at The Place to Be Cafe from 6-8:30 p.m.

The performance is a culminating project for the high school music students, who have been writing and practicing their own songs as an elective during the winter trimester. The performance will include original art from students, poetry readings and special guest Grammy-nominated blues musician Ellen Whyte, who worked with the students for their performance last year. The program also includes original music, a variety of cover songs, and students manning everything from the instruments to the cameras from CTV Channel 5 which will be there to record the event.

The Place to Be Cafe is hosting the program as part of its Mission Possible event series, and 25 percent of the profits earned during the performance will be donated to continue the arts at Ackerman.

The fundraising will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the students will arrive at 6 p.m. for a short reception.

For more information on the program, contact Grace Saad at 503-929-6244 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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