Maddy Sings for Haiti:
Local Teenager, American Idol Contestant, Performs at Franklin
January 27, 2010
Maddy Curtis, a junior at Loudoun Valley High School and a Bluemont
resident will sing to raise funds for Haiti in its time of need.
The benefit concert will take place Saturday, January 30th at
8pm at the Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville, VA.
The event is free, but donations will be accepted for World
Vision International's Haitian relief effort. A World Vision
staffer who recently returned from Haiti will also share her first-hand
"Maddy came home from school one day last June
and said she wanted to audition" for the American Idol TV
show writes her mother, author Barbara Curtis, "taking me
"But 24 hours later we were headed for Boston," she
"For 6 months it was a secret that she made
it to Hollywood - a unanimous vote by Randy, Kara, guest judge
Victoria Beckham and Simon," recalls Curtis. (See video of
The Bluemont teenager then appeared on American Idol on
its opening season show, January 12, 2010.
Maddy is the ninth of twelve children, four of whom have special
needs. Her mother, Barbara Curtis, is an author on home schooling
using Montessori techniques and a blogger. (See MommyLife.)
All concert proceeds go to World Vision Haitian
relief efforts. Reserve seats by calling the Franklin Park Arts
Center at 540-338-7973, guests are asked to please arrive by 7:45.
For more information contact Ann Stewart, 571-201-3018
or 540-882-4872, firstname.lastname@example.org