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Music for Autism and The Help Group present a free interactive concert for individuals with autism and their families on Sunday, May 18th at 2:00 p.m. at The Help Group Autism Center in Sherman Oaks.

The unique one-hour event features “concert time” when audience members are free to respond to music as active audience members; “conducting time” when everyone is invited to conduct the musicians; and “percussion time” when participants are asked to play along on percussion instruments.

The concert will feature Cassandra Kubinski, a New York-based multi-talented theatrical pop songwriter, vocalist and actress. Music legend Bill Joel has observed, “Cassandra Kubinski is very similar to the singer/songwriters of the late 70′s…(she) proves that the genre (singer/songwriter) can still be transcendent.”

Touring from the US to Germany to Jamaica, Cassandra’s music has supported acts such as Anna Nalick, Dickie Betts, and Ingram Hill; and you’ve heard her songs on NBC, ABC’s “Splash”, Lifetime’s “Dance Moms”, “Real Housewives of Miami,” the Food Network, E! News, and more. Her latest album, “Just Being Myself”, features trumpeter Chris Botti and 16 songs spanning love, loss, nature, flirtation, and celebration, delivered in her signature theatrical pop style. Her song “Not So Different,” helps raise awareness and funds for the autism community through donating sales of the song, live performances, and offering the song for use by autism groups worldwide.

Music for Autism concerts provide a wonderful opportunity for families to experience the joy and power of music together. The performance is free for all individuals with autism and their families and will take place at The Help Group’s Autism Center Theater, 13164 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91401 at 2:00 p.m.

Reservations are essential and can be made three ways:  email rsvp@musicforautism.org; go to the Concert Calendar section at www.musicforautism.org; or call 877-863-7473 ext. 1.