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‘Moscow meets Manhattan’ event raises money for the arts

HARTFORD -- Audrey Carlson of the the Elizabeth Anne Carlson Foundation For The Performing Arts stopped by FOX61's Good Day Connecticut to talk about a major fundraiser in memory of her daughter happening on Satruday at 7:30 p.m. at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Performing Arts Theater.

Carlson is the founder of the Elizabeth Anne Carlson Scholarship Foundation, named for her late daughter, who was the victim of domestic violence.

"Moscow Meets Manhattan" is a husband and wife duo who perform "dueling pianos." Proceeds go to the foundation, which awards college scholarships to talented high school seniors who will be majoring in the performing arts in college.



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If you are interested in hearing our message on “How to Recognize Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships” please click here: Audrey Carlson, President, has a Masters in Experiential Health and Healing, and will bring her personal and empowering message about the loss of her daughter in a violent relationship. Audrey will be very happy to speak to your school, club or organization.

Previous speaking engagements include local high schools and Girl/Boy Scouts organizations. Audrey Carlson has presented through a VOICES program at the Brooklyn Prison to inmates about domestic violence. She is a certified Pastoral Counselor and works with the Survivor’s of Homicide Crisis Hotline helping victims of crime through trauma and tragedy. Audrey Carlson was also a guest speaker at the Happiness Club, telling her powerful story of survival and the deep, rippling effect that her stories have had on a families. She describes how redefining her life and focusing on new meaning and purpose has enabled her to help others survive the aftermath of domestic violence.

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