Littleton, CO (PRWEB) April 20, 2009
The Lullaby for Columbine Project honors the tenth anniversary of the Columbine tragedy and celebrates the re-release of their CD, "Lullaby for Columbine, Love Endures", for digital distribution, which made its original debut in 2000.
The non-profit organization also published a special tenth anniversary edition of is webzine, http://www.lfcnews.com, which has been out of print since 2004. The edition features an exclusive story by Beth Nimmo, mother of slain Columbine student, Rachel Scott. The story, titled, "Through a Mother's Eyes", is her heart wrenching account of dealing with the loss of her daughter, Rachel, who was the first victim of one of America's worst school shootings. Her story shares a mother's spiritual perspective on confronting violence and personal loss with faith. She also shares her journey through the grieving process while helping her son, Craig, deal with the torment few recover from as he witnessed his friends be murdered mercilessly while narrowly escaping death himself. Her story is a riveting narrative on healing, faith in God, and the many blessings her daughter's life and legacy has left behind.
The Lullaby for Columbine Project was launched a day after the tragedy by Michael Tamburello, producer of the CD and executive director for the project, and his daughter, Nina--who was then in eighth grade. Together they wanted to dedicate a song he had written for her years earlier and produce a single of it with a name change from its original title, "Nina's Lullaby", to help the victims of the Columbine tragedy. Within days, other music artists learned of the endeavor and news of the project spread that attracted talent nationally and garnered over a quarter of a million dollars of in-kind donations.
By midsummer of 1999, the project mushroomed into a full CD consisting of 17 songs written and recorded by both local and national artists including Adrian Belew - (King Crimson, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads), and Christian artists Rick Altizer, Danny Oertli, and Rachael Lampa, whose singing career achieved great heights shortly thereafter. Sales from the CD helped fund several non-profit organizations founded by Columbine families whose lost loved-ones in the tragedy and the Columbine Memorial in Littleton, Colorado, that opened in 2007. Music from the CD has been heard worldwide and was featured on NBC's Today show with Katie Couric.
In his editorial, which is also featured on the special webzine edition, Tamburello affirms, "...our spirits will remain steadfast in their conviction in bringing healing to a hurting world through music inspired by a day we will always remember".
For more information about the project, please contact: Michael Tamburello at: 303.910.6392