Jose Feliciano at Widney!!

BLIND INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR, JOSE FELICIANO, VISITS SPECIAL NEEDS HIGH SCHOOL IN LOS ANGELES

Nine Time Grammy Winner and international superstar, Jose Feliciano, shared words of wisdom to and conducted a sing-a-long with over 250 special needs students and their parents this past Monday at Widney High School in Los Angeles.

J.P. Widney High School is a special ed center that was founded 50 years ago and serves mentally and physically challenged students from LA’s center city.   The school’s program includes the world famous “Kids of Widney High” songwriting class which has produced 4 CDs (one with the help of Jackson Browne and another with the help of Mike Patton from Faith No More.

“I was thrilled to have the opportunity to educate and inspire young disabled musicians to pursue their dreams of a career in music. After all, music is what saved me “, said Feliciano himself.

Mr. Feliciano, who is congenitally blind, began playing guitar at the age of nine on the streets of New York after his family relocated from Lares, Puerto Rico.  He credits the guitar as saving his life and giving him a purpose that he carries to this day.

Mr. Feliciano, best known for his international hits, “Feliz Navidad” and “Light My Fire”, recently performed the national anthem for the first game of the MLB NLCS baseball game in San Francisco.  He was also recently honored with a LARAS Latin Grammy lifetime achievement award.

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For more information on J.P. Widney High School, please visit:  www.KidsofWidneyHigh.com for more information on Jose Feliciano, please visit www.JoseFeliciano.com or Facebook/WheresJose or Twitter @wheresJose.


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