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“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness”

This wise adage has been variously attributed to Confucius, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Eleanor Roosevelt. According to QuoteInvestigator.com its earliest appearance came in a 1907 volume of sermons by William L. Watkinson. One man who is following the advice of that adage is Al Hawkins. He believes that by introducing children to good music when they are young, they will rise to the challenge of becoming discerning adults in their music choices. That principle provides the impetus for a group called “Let the Children Praise.” This children’s choir, with participants as young as fourth grade, learn music from other languages and other cultures as well as musical literacy and vocal product

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