An acclaimed filmmaker and renowned neurologist were honored at the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function's 2011 Music Has Power Awards on Sept. 7. Multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein headlined the celebration of music's therapeutic power to heal before a full house at Feinstein's at Loews Regency - The Nightclub of New York.Honoree Jim Kohlberg's film "The Music Never Stopped" is based on a case study by Dr. Oliver Sacks (and a case that took place at Beth Abraham), and chronicles the estranged relationship between a father and his brain-injured son and the extraordinary power of music to reconnect the two. Honoree Steven A. Sparr is a distinguished neurologist whose clinical research in stroke and behavioral neurology placed special focus on the neurology of music. Multi-platinum recording artist Moby dropped in from his "Destroyed" book signing to make a birthday toast to Feinstein and the IMNF enjoyed a special serenade by Feinstein who sang a special rendition of Gershwin's "I Have a Crush on You."
Photo Credit: Ken Brown
Five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer and IMNF board member Michael Feinstein performed a series of Gershwin tunes at the 2011 Music Has Power Awards.
Board Chairman Ed Stern presented the Music Has Power Award to film director/producer Jim Kohlberg for bringing public attention to music's power to heal with his movie "The Music Never Stopped."
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