Redding foundation announces name change

pramati@macon.comApril 25, 2013 

The foundation created by the family of the late soul singer Otis Redding announced Thursday that it has changed its name and logo.

What was known as the Big “O” Youth Educational Dream Foundation has been renamed the Otis Redding Foundation, according to a news release. The organization’s mission isn’t changing: “Progress through Education -- Enlightenment through Music.”

The foundation’s efforts are concentrated in the world of music and education by providing programs and scholarship opportunities.

Roderick Cox, the assistant conductor for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, received support from the foundation to start his career. Cox will serve as a guest conductor for the Macon Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-14 season.

The foundation also will hold its sixth annual Big “O” Singer/Songwriter Camp June 17-21 in Macon.

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