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As part of Foreigner's ongoing charity partnership with the Grammy Foundation, the Lied Center for Performing Arts in partnership with 92.9 The Eagle is asking local middle and high school choirs to audition for the chance to perform Foreigner’s chart topping 1984 hit "I Want to Know What Love Is" during their live performance on the Lied Center stage Nov. 14.

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," Foreigner guitarist and founding member Mick Jones said.

As part of its charity initiative, Foreigner is donating $500 to the selected choir to use towards its music program.

A Foreigner live greatest hits CD/DVD set will be made available for purchase at the concert. Members of the choir will be selling the CD/DVD set to concertgoers both before and after the performance.  For $20, the buyer can purchase this live set that features all of the band’s classic hits and a raffle ticket that will enable them to enter a drawing to win an autographed Foreigner guitar. The guitar will be raffled off at the end of the performance. The proceeds from the sale of the CDs will be donated to the Grammy Foundation program.

Choirs are limited to 25 members and must be enrolled in Grades 6-12. To enter your choir, email a video link (YouTube or Vimeo) of the choir performing one Foreigner song of their choosing to Scott Kaye at scott@ktgl.com OR post a video link to the Eagle’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Eagle929​. The submitted song can be a snippet or a full-length version of the Foreigner song. A winner will be selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Lied Center and The Eagle. The deadline to enter is Thursday, Nov. 6. A winner will be selected and notified on Friday, Nov. 7.

Contest Terms and Conditions:

By participating in this competition, you are granting the Lied Center for Performing Arts, Foreigner and The Eagle the right to use entered work on their websites, marketing materials, and for future promotions. The Lied Center reserves the right to alter the work with text and/or logos.

Eligibility:

The contest is open to middle and high school choirs only. Choirs are limited to 25 members.

Questions:

Please direct all questions regarding the competition to Lied Center Communications Coordinator Carrie Christensen at cchristensen22@unl.edu or call 402.472.4734.