UBACE The middle and high school students who are members of the Upper Bucks Alliance for Creative Expression (UBACE) weren't even born when Woodstock happened Aug. 15-17, 1969. In fact neither were many of their parents. The music of Jimi Hendrix, Santana, The Who, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Country Joe McDonald and The Fish, Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Jefferson Airplane and more is still a part of the soundtrack of the lives of the MySpace generation, almost 40 years later. Woodstock is not a type of wood, nor is it a little bird from the Peanuts cartoon. The Woodstock Rock-N-Roll Music and Art Festival was an event that changed the history of Rock-N-Roll. It was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in the rural town of Bethel, New York. For many, it exemplified the counter-culture of the 1960s and the "hippie" era. On Oct. 27, the students of UBACE, under the mentorship of professional musicians Mike Dugan and the Blues Mission, Craig Kastelnik and Pat Flaherty, will recreate the spirit of what happened when more than 300,000 "flower children" came together that weekend for a three-day concert to promote peace through music and art. The design team students, mentored by local graphic arts professionals from Inside Out Images, Schoolhouse Communications and Shadywood Communications, created the posters, postcards and banners designed to promote the event. They would say: "It's all about visual art " The student musicians and vocalists who practice faithfully and rigorously with their mentors for weeks on end for their moment in the spotlight would say: "It's all about the music " The fact is it's about all of that and more. It's about working hard and reaching a goal. It's about history, music and art and how it changes us and how it can make us better. It's about young people learning from those who have gone before them. It's about giving something back and leaving a mark for those that come after you. It's about creating a culture for young people to succeed. You can be part of this exciting trip back in time. Mark your calendars and plan to come and hear the music of Woodstock and watch it bridge the gap between the baby boomers of the 60's and the MySpace generation of today. "Tribute To Woodstock" will be held on October 27, at 7 p.m. at Strayer Middle School. The concert will feature 30 special guest students in grades 6-12 from Quakertown, Pennridge, Palisades, Salisbury, Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Performing Arts, Emmaus, North Penn, Souderton, Central Bucks and the River Valley Waldorf School. They will perform alongside the professional performers who mentored them. Advanced concert tickets can be purchased at Boutique Tana Kaya in Quakertown. For more information call 215-529-4450 or check out the Upper Bucks Alliance for Creative Expression web site at www.ubace.org.

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