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Addison Agen and family to perform in benefit concert for Audiences Unlimited of Fort Wayne

From left, Agen family members mom Tinea, Addison and Korrigan, plan to perform a benefit concert for Audiences Unlimited at 6 p.m. June 24 in the Arts United Center. (Courtesy photo)

Last season’s “The Voice” runner-up Addison Agen and her mother and brother will perform together in a benefit concert June 24 for Audiences Unlimited, a Fort Wayne nonprofit organization through which the younger Agens earned some of their first musical experience.

The Agen Family Trio concert will take place at 6 p.m. at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.

Tickets go on sale at noon May 4 and are priced at $80 each for a limited number of VIP meet-and-greet seats and $28 and more for general admission seats. Order tickets through the Arts United box office at artstix.org or by calling 1-260-422-4226.

Audiences Unlimited began working with Tinea Agen, a certified musical therapist, to provide musical entertainment for older adults and people living in nursing homes and care facilities, said Anna Ross, Audiences Unlimited executive director.

The organization provides entertainment options for people at 50 facilities in the Fort Wayne area, including providing more than 3,000 live music and arts performances a year, the concert announcement said.

Tinea Agen, who also is known as Kristine, often brought Addison and her older brother, Korrigan, to the performances. Eventually, the youngsters began joining their mother in performing.

“So much of Addison’s story is based from my work at Audiences Unlimited,” Tinea Agen said on the concert announcement. “There were days when Addison would go to two to four nursing homes a day with me!”

After Korrigan, who plays bass guitar, turned 16, the family began working for Audiences Unlimited as the Agen Family Trio, Ross said.

The June benefit concert will reunite them on stage.

“It’s really the first time they have performed together as a family since ‘The Voice,’” Ross said.

Addison, an aspiring singer-songwriter, was busy with “The Voice” last year from late summer through the show finale in mid-December, where she finished runner-up.

Since then, Addison, now 17, has been busy performing and working on a new album, which she has said she hopes will be released this summer.

Ross said the family was very popular with nursing home residents, who could sense the Agens’ love and passion for music.

“They’re a family of givers to the community,” Ross said. “They care about people.”

AGEN FAMILY CONCERT

WHAT: Last season’s “The Voice” runner-up Addison Agen, her mother, Tinea, and brother, Korrigan, will perform as the Agen Family Trio in a benefit concert for Audiences Unlimited, which provides entertainment for residents of nursing homes and care facilities in the Fort Wayne area.

WHEN: 6 p.m. June 24

WHERE: Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.

COST: Tickets go on sale at noon May 4 and are priced at $80 each for a limited number of VIP meet-and-greet seats and $28 and more for general admission seats.

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