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Peace and Harmony: Play Music on the Porch Day

The power of song to bring the community together

By ANGELA KUPER COPELAND

Arts & Entertainment Editor, THE PAPER

Posted 8/19/23

More than 50 years ago, a soft drink commercial hit TV stations. A group of young people from around the world, representing many races and ethnicities, gathered on a hilltop to sing “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.” Yes, the commercial was just that, a commercial, but it reflected how music could create harmony.

That sentiment lies at the heart of Play Music on the Front Porch Day, occurring Saturday, Aug. 26 at more than 20 locations throughout Morganton . . .

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