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VanMeter to play benefit in Atlanta
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Piano prodigy and Jackson County native Sean VanMeter, 13, will perform with Tina Vallejo on stage at the 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta on Saturday, June 2, for the 3Light Benefit to support Karen Perry.

A flight attendant for Delta, Perry lost her three children and their father in a plane crash on Thanksgiving Eve 2011.

Sean will play during the cocktail hour from 6-7 p.m., then the house will go dark. Three candles will be lit, one for each child lost in the tragedy, and a spotlight will be on Sean as he begins to play the piano part to “Fly.”

Vallejo will come on stage and begin to sing, as hundreds of candles begin to flicker around the auditorium.

Sean thinks this will be the most memorable event of his many performances and hopes to somehow capture the spirit Perry exhibits. For more information, visit