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    Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:32:16

    Kelly Clarkson to Give Charity Performance on March 1 - She'll do so in her Texas hometown

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    Pop superstar Kelly Clarkson will give her first hometown concert in more than a year, performing at a very special show to benefit the Opportunity Education Foundation at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, Texas, on March 1.

    A Grammy-winning, multiplatinum singer and songwriter whose biggest hits are all bold anthems of empowerment, Clarkson is a natural supporter of Opportunity Education, which brings quality education to less advantaged children so they can improve their standard of living and work towards a brighter future.

    Since 2005, the Omaha-based Opportunity Education Foundation has supplied everything it takes, from learning materials and curricula to televisions and teachers' guides, to provide middle-school educations for some 500,000 kids in 11 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The foundation now plans to expand its mission to high-school education—and to bring its programs home to needy communities in the United States. As part of this wider mission, it's developing the Opportunity Tablet, a low-cost tablet computer loaded with powerful digital lesson plans that can be given free of charge to hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged kids.

    Texans, grab tickets at www.opportunityeducation.org.

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