Herb Alpert and Lani Hall in Concert at The Herb Alpert Educational Village in Santa Monica on Sunday, March 24th, 2013

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Friends of New Roads School and New Visions Foundation gather at the stunning new Ann and Jerry Moss Theater, a centerpiece of the Capshaw-Spielberg Center for Arts and Educational Justice and The Herb Alpert Educational Village.

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall will entertain invited friends and supporters of The Herb Alpert Educational Village on Sunday, March 24th at 2pm. Performing in the new Ann and Jerry Moss Theater the Alperts will play songs from their next album “Steppin Out,” to be released in the spring. The Sunday program will include a jazz set and songbook favorites such as “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Moondance,” “La Vie en Rose,” “Besame Mucho,” a Carlos Jobin song medley and Tijuana Brass favorites.

Located in the heart of the City of Santa Monica’s mixed-use creative district, The Herb Alpert Educational Village is home to New Roads School, the New Visions Foundation and other non-profit organizations working in the fields of education, the arts, the environment, and social justice. The goal of The Herb Alpert Educational Village founders and supporters is to create a new model for innovative, collaborative, and inclusive education. In addition to providing office space for the non-profit partners, and specialty classroom space for New Roads School, the new green facility houses the 344-seat state-of-the-art Ann and Jerry Moss Theater, the Capshaw-Spielberg Center for Arts and Educational Justice and a 2,000-square-foot community forum. These spaces allow for enhanced programming at New Roads School and provide a resource for the entire community.

“We are deeply grateful to the individuals, families and foundations whose collective spirit of giving and passion for innovative and open education has helped bring to life our vision for The Herb Alpert Educational Village. Our afternoon of music with Herb and Lani promises to be an unforgettable celebration for our community, and is one more example of the visions and gracious generosity of Herb and Lani,” says New Visions founder and CEO, Paul Cummins.

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Alpert are known for their transformative, arts and education-focused philanthropy, as well as their prominent place in musical history. “With their leadership and the support of so many of our families and friends, we at New Roads have been able to remain true to our founding mission of providing quality college preparatory education to a diverse student body, and to pursue our mission in new ways, benefiting from the spectacular new facility that we have just completed,” says President and Head of School, David Bryan.

About New Roads School
New Roads School is a 501(c)(3) corporation and is a fully-accredited K-12 independent school serving over 660 students on campuses in Santa Monica, Malibu, and Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1995 as the result of a vision-driven collaboration between David Bryan, Head of School, and Paul Cummins, founder and Executive Director of the New Visions Foundation, New Roads is committed to providing quality college preparatory education to students representing the broad economic and cultural diversity of Greater Los Angeles. To back up that commitment, New Roads provides approximately 50% of its students with need-based financial aid each year.

About New Visions Foundation
The New Visions Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation based in Santa Monica, California, was founded by education pioneer Paul Cummins in 1995 to drive innovation and improvement in education. Since its founding, New Visions has been a creative force designing schools and targeted programs to enhance the education of underserved children in Los Angeles County.

About Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert was born in Los Angeles and grew up in a house filled with music. He began his philanthropy in 1982, and with his wife, singer Lani Hall, oversees The Herb Alpert Foundation's commitment to funding the arts and education programs, as well as programs that promote compassion and well-being. The foundation's significant commitments include the 2007 formation of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, devoted to the performance and study of music in all of its global diversity, as well as the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, the Herb Alpert Scholarships for Emerging Young Artists, and the PS Arts Lawndale Elementary School District Initiative, which has brought arts education to more than four thousand children annually for the past seven years. Herb Alpert has supported the visionary work of Paul Cummins for the past twenty years, including the founding of New Roads School, PS Arts, and the planning and development of The Herb Alpert Educational Village.

Nancy London
Director of Communications, New Roads School
310-828-5582, ext. 233

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