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I completed the 2016 Summer Program in the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. I received a BS Degree in Radio/TV from ASU and a MA Degree in Technical and Expository Writing from UALR. As a Cancer Survivor and a Widow, I hope I can help others through my Blog http://leslieinlittlerock.blogspot.com/ Twitter @leslieinlr and Instagram @leslieinlittlerock accounts.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

November Celebration

Lauren, Sara and I attended the Celebrate 10 event at the Clinton Library!

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
in partnership with the Arkansas Foodbank
Clinton Presidential Center, Pavilion
1200 President Clinton Ave.
Little Rock, AR

Performers Court Yard Hounds, Amos Lee, Nick Jonas, and Kool & the Gang will be featured at “Celebrate 10,” an intimate musical event on Saturday, November 15, 2014, with President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton that will honor the spirit of the Arkansas community through an unforgettable night of performances and conversation that will inspire all to give back.
Kevin Spacey will serve as the evenings Master of Ceremonies.

On Saturday, November 15, I attended the Clinton Foundation Ten Year Celebration with my daughters Lauren and Sara. Just a week earlier, it was announced by the Clinton Foundation that this concert was free, featuring Nick Jonas and Kool & The Gang and was open to the public by registering for tickets online. I can't resist a free concert with Nick Jonas, so I immediately went online, requested four tickets and received a confirmation email within minutes. This concert was part of a week long celebration for the 10 year anniversary of the Clinton Library.

Court Yard Hounds (sisters Martie Maguire & Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks) opened the
concert with an amazing performance of singing and playing instruments!

Two Time Academy Award Winning Actor Kevin Spacey served as Master of Ceremonies.
American Beauty is one of my all time favorite movies because of his performance as Lester Burnham in the 2000 Academy Award winner for Best Picture.

Folk Singer Amos Lee continued the concert with a great performance!

Actress Mary Steenburgen spoke about growing up in Arkansas
and  her longtime friendship with Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Nick Jonas performed three songs, including his new hit, Jealous, while playing his guitar! Lauren, Sara and I saw the Jonas Brothers in concert four different times several years ago in Little Rock. Nick is great as a solo artist and actually appeared in Long Island, New York earlier that same day and flew back to New York later that night!

President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton
thanked everyone for attending the Celebrate 10 event.

Kool & The Gang closed the concert!

They performed several songs, including the 80's hit Celebration!

Right before the show started, I received this reply to a tweet on my Twitter account:

Yes, my favorite star, Darren Criss was in the house and I didn't see him! But I did see this picture later that night when he attended an After Party that was hosted by the aunt of one of Sara's friends.  Sara's friend said she met Kevin Spacey, talked to Nick Jonas about Baylor University and was serenaded by Darren Criss!