‘Music For Newtown’ CD has Shelton ties

Denise Labrecque and Evan Betts wanted do something to help those affected by the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. After they heard that a friend and former classmate lost his son that day, they especially felt the urge to help.

They grew up in Shelton and currently live near Newtown.

That’s when Connecticut Voices For Heroes began. Their first project is creating a CD which will launch March 23. Local singer/songwriters perform on this CD — which spans across multiple genres.

Proceeds from album sales will go to the Healing Newtown Arts Space, (Healingnewtown.org), sponsored by The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, and The Connecticut Office of the Arts. To hear the artists and read their bios go to www.voicesforheroes.com

The launch of the album willn be Saturday, March 23, at the Crowne Plaza in Danbury. CD’s and T-shirts will be for sale at the door for $10.95 ($4 off regular price). Autographs will be available from 4-5:30, then performances 6-8:45 p.m.

The second compilation, “Voices From Around the World, The Music,”  will be released near the end of April.

Voices For Heroes registered with the state of Connecticut and became a small non-profit organization, with their complete 501(c)3 pending, to be final in a few weeks. Labrecque is the founder of “Voices for Heroes” and Betts is her partner in the creation and development of the project.

For more information, call 203-574-3322, email: admin@voicesforheroes.com, or visit voicesforheroes.com or facebook.com/Voicesforheroes.