Town Heals and Remembers

Newtown Kids to Be Featured on Grammy Awards

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013  |  Updated 3:57 PM EDT
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Over the Rainbow to Benefit Sandy Hook

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Over the last week, students from Newtown have been working on a project called “A Song From Sandy Hook" and performing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” at the home of Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth in Fairfield, Connecticut. The song will go on sale on Tuesday, Rolling Stone reports .

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Children from Newtown who recently recorded a version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" will be singing during the Grammy Awards.

Sabrina Post, who directs the Newtown Music Project, said American Idol host Ryan Seacrest will be flying to Connecticut to do a live segment with the children on Sunday's broadcast of the Grammy’s.

Post said a pre-recorded version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" will be shown, but the children will also be singing live Carly Rae Jepson's song, "Call Me Maybe."

Post said the children recorded "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" because they wanted to help the town heal from the tragedy.

The proceeds from the download of the single benefit the Newtown Youth Academy, a non-profit sports center that provided free programs to Newtown children in the wake of the shooting. 

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