Arnold McCuller to Headline Concert to Benefit Eden Autism Services Florida
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Acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Arnold McCuller will headline this spring’s Alive in the World Concert benefiting Eden Autism Services Florida. The concert and auction event will be held at The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Friday, April 26, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

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(Naples, Fla. – October 31, 2012) Acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Arnold McCuller will headline this spring’s Alive in the World Concert benefiting Eden Autism Services Florida. The concert and auction event is presented by the Trust for the Advancement of Responsible Artists (TARA) and will be held at The Philharmonic Center for the Arts Daniels Pavilion, Friday, April 26, 2013 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

At some point in your life you have heard Arnold McCuller's rich and distinctive vocals that have captured the hearts and ears of many well-respected musicians and fans alike. He is probably best known for his 30-year association with James Taylor, where he is often featured on the stage performances of Taylor's song “Shower the People”.

Whether performing solo or singing back up, his show stopping live performances regularly bring audiences to their feet. McCuller has been one of the music industry's most popular session singers. His voice has graced recordings by a virtual who's who of the music industry, including Phil Collins, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Bette Midler, Lionel Ritchie, Dave Koz, Billy Idol, Lyle Lovett and Beck to name only a few.

“Arnold McCuller is one of the greatest vocalists alive,” said Bob Goldman, director and founder of TARA. “His extraordinary stage presence and vocal ability are going to make for an amazing show.”

TARA was founded as a result of Bob Goldman’s involvement with Eden Autism Services. “Eden addresses the needs of people with autism like no one else in our community,” Goldman says. “Just supporting the cause is reason enough to come to an event like ours. But people also get a great performance by artists they might otherwise never get to see.” Previous concerts have included Ben Taylor, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Rodney Crowell, Brandi Carlile and Phoebe Snow.

The “Alive in the World Concert,” featuring Arnold McCuller, will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013. The opening act for the concert is the Community School Naples all-star rock band. The event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails, victuals and a silent auction. At 8:00 p.m. the CSN Rock Band opens the show, followed by a live auction. Then, McCuller will take the stage. Tickets for the event are $150 each, and only 200 tickets will be sold. For more information or to purchase tickets call (239) 919-0408 or visit www.gigforgood.org.

About Eden Autism Services Florida
Eden Autism Services Florida was founded in 1996 to address the state’s growing need for specialized services for children and adults with autism and their families. Eden Autism Services' mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and provide support to their families by providing a range of community based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan. These services include K-12 schools in Fort Myers and Naples, clinical services, consultations and community training, and adult residential, vocational training and employment services. For more information, about Eden Florida, contact Taire Malloy at 239-992-4680 extension 5014 or Eden.florida@edenautism.org.

About Autism
Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 88 children in the United States, and one in 54 boys. The prevalence of autism has increased 600 percent in the past two decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.

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