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Ballard choir set to perform with Foreigner during State Fair

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The Ballard High School choir is set to perform on state with Foreigner during their stop at the Kentucky State Fair on August 25.

As a part of Foreigner's ongoing charity partnership with the Grammy Foundation, they will sing with the band during the performance of their timeless 1984 hit ‘I Want to Know What Love Is.'

"This is such a great opportunity and is just fun to do, said Noel Weaver, Director of Choral Activities at Ballard High School. "I know that Foreigner and their promoters don't have to include high school groups in their concerts, but they have for years. They have given literally thousands of students a chance to rub shoulders with professionals."

Foreigner has partnered with the Grammy Foundation to support its mission of maintaining and restoring music education in America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education.

"As far as I'm concerned, music is not only the most powerful form of communication between the peoples of the world, it provides a gateway that opens up a fantastic new dimension of feeling and creativity.  Anything we can do to provide our young ones with the tools to express themselves through music, is our goal in this partnership," said Foreigner guitarist and founding member Mick Jones.

As part of its charity initiative, Foreigner is donating $500.00 to the Ballard High School choir to use toward its music program.

Tickets, on sale now, are available at the Freedom Hall and Kentucky International Convention Center Ticket Offices and all Ticketmaster outlets. Purchase online at<> or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

The 2014 Kentucky State Fair will run from August 14-24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. For more information about the 2014 Kentucky State Fair, visit

Source: Ballard High School

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