Impact Group Wows at Oscars, Uplifts at Home

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Earlier this year, at the Academy Awards, a group of singers took the stage at the Hollywood Kodak Theater and gave a performance that blew the audience away.

The song was called "Raise It Up" and Impact Repertory Theatre, a group of young singers, writers and dancers based in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem, delivered a powerhouse performance, fusing a soulful sound with unabashed energy.

The song, much like the group's performance, had not gone unnoticed and was nominated for best song after the group appeared in the 2007 movie "August Rush."

Watch it all from ABC Nightline (the link is on the page you will be taken to by clicking--in the video box to the left) [a little over 8 minutes long].

Filed under: * Culture-WatchMusicTeens / Youth

Posted May 29, 2008 at 6:23 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. BMR+ wrote:

Great story, Kendall.  Thank you.

Bruce Robison

May 29, 9:56 am | [comment link]
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