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Jamie Foxx Brings Kids $500k of Donated Instruments

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Actor Jamie Foxx's love for music is inspiring the Oscar winning actor to give back to his community.

The actor, who is also a Grammy winner, says music got him where he is today and he wants young people to enjoy the benefits of the arts.

Foxx encouraged the next generation of musicians to pursue their passion at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, where he helped present $500,000 in new violins, flutes, French horns, trumpets and drums to students from 16 high schools nationwide.

The donated instruments are part of the Fidelity FutureStage program, an effort by the investment firm to enrich arts education in public schools.

The 4-year-old program provides instruments, specialized training and a chance to perform with renowned orchestras, such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Boston Pops.

Dominic Monaghan hosted Tuesday's program, in which students in Boston, Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles performed and received donated instruments.


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