American Heart Association

Recent Articles

Yolanda Adams lends her voice to the 7th annual Twin Cities ‘Power to End Strokes’ concert

Yolanda Adams

On Wednesday, April 15, four-time Grammy winner Yolanda Adams performed at “The Twin Cities Most Powerful Voices Gospel Concert” held at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in St. Paul. The concert, sponsored by HealthPartners and Regions Hospital, was free of charge and jam-packed, with an overflow of fans having to view the concert from a big screen outside the event. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Green Central grows an edible wall

The American Heart Association (AHA) installed its first mobile edible wall in the country at Green Central Community School. Mobile edible walls are freestanding A-frame gardens that can grow a large amount of fresh, organic produce. First-grade students planted tomatoes, tomatillos, green beans, pumpkins and herbs in the indoor vertical garden at a ground breaking on March 7. Candida Gonzalez, coordinator for Green Central Community Education, says the kids’ garden was the product of three first-grade classes — “a veritcal teaching garden.” She says it is the first of its kind in a U.S. elementary school. It is part of the health and science curriculum, and will also be used as an after school project, as well as being a part of a summer program, she says. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

SFJAZZ’s new home, Bobby Z’s 2nd benefit, D’Angelo’s new music


Congrats to SFJAZZ. After presenting its first concerts in San Francisco 30 years ago, today the nonprofit organization SFJAZZ has built a home and performance venue of its own. Its grand opening occurred on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21, 2013. According to a press release about the SFJAZZ opening, “The SFJAZZ Center can now efficiently integrate itself under one roof to present world-class artists in concert throughout the year, nurture young musicians’ development and promote music education.”

“After 30 years of presenting music in a variety of rented venues throughout the Bay, it is with great joy we announce our first season in our new home, the SFJAZZ Center,” said Randall Kline, the founder and executive artistic director of SFJAZZ. He also noted in the press release, “The center is the first free-standing building for jazz in the country — designed, from concept to concert hall, to create an enhanced setting for creating and experiencing what the esteemed jazz writer Whitney Balliett calls ‘the sound of surprise.’”

McCoy Tyner’s January 24 concert at SFJAZZ is already sold out. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Bobby Z presents 2nd annual benefit concert for heart health


Bobby Z’s organization My Purple Heart and the American Heart Association will present the 2nd 

Annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life! on Saturday, March 9, 8 pm, at First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. Robert Rivkin, a.k.a. Bobby Z, is the former drummer for Prince & the Revolution. This event will feature actress Maya Rudolph, drummer ?uestlove of the Roots, Stokley Williams of Mint Condition, vocalist Alexander O’Neal and many other guests. A portion of the proceeds will benefit My Purple Heart and the American Heart Association for continued heart-health education. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,