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Subject of a TV movie to perform concert in Perham

On Monday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Empowering Kids and the Perham Center for the Arts will host a concert featuring Tony DeBlois at the Perham High School Studio.

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Are you looking for some community music? On Monday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m., Empowering Kids and the Perham Center for the Arts will host a concert featuring Tony DeBlois at the Perham High School studio. To find this room, enter the main high school doors and follow the signs.

Free-will donations are appreciated by Empowering Kids. A livestream link will be available with a $5 donation. Email info@empoweringkidsperham.org or call 218-346-2322 to learn more.

Tony DeBlois, from Morris, Ill., is blind, autistic and has savant syndrome. He has been playing the piano since age 2. He was also the subject of the 1997 CBS made-for-TV Movie of the Week, "Journey of the Heart" which was inspired by actual events in Tony's life. This is currently playing on the Hallmark Channel.

Besides piano, Tony enjoys playing the organ, harmonica, guitar, harpsichord, English handbells, violin, banjo, drums, saxophone, clarinet, ukulele, mandolin flute and trumpet. For Tony, there are no “roadblocks'' but mere obstacles to be cast aside or skirted. His favorite phrase seems to be, “I haven’t learned that yet.” To learn more about Tony, go to https://www.tonydeblois.com .

Empowering Kids extends their thanks to Service Food/The Market and the Fergus Falls Center for the Arts for sponsoring this event and sharing this experience with the Perham community.

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