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Gifted Seven Year Old Teaches Adults the Importance of Music at Scientology Information Center

/EIN News/ -- CLEARWATER, Fla., June 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On June 4th Mr. Maurice Mickens, the President of Harlem Nights, an organization supporting arts-related non-profits, hosted an event at the Scientology Information Center in Downtown Clearwater to gain support for his “Art and Music” summer camp. The event also showcased a young lady flutist who demonstrated the importance of music to people of all ages. Guests included Dr. Bob Cundiff, Clearwater City Councilman, and board members of the Martin Luther King Community Coalition as well as supportive friends and neighbors.

(L) Maurice Mickens - President of Harlem Nights Non-profit Organization with Aydana Cervano playing the flute in at the Scientology Information Center.JPG
(L) Maurice Mickens - President of Harlem Nights Non-profit organization with Aydana Cervano playing the flute at the MLK Coalition Community Center fundraiser at the Scientology Information Center in downtown Clearwater Florida.

The “Art and Music” summer camp is for kids in the Clearwater neighborhood of Greenwood. The seven-week program will teach kids art, to play instruments and how to sing by accomplished artists, musicians and a voice coach at the Martin Luther King (MLK) Center in Greenwood.

Hundreds of dollars were raised from the event to allow families with financial difficulties in Greenwood to have their children participate in the camp. Several sponsors stepped forward during the event permitting several children to attend the summer camp.

Seven year-old Aydana Cervano, who attended the event with her mother and grandfather, surprised guests with her confident performance on the flute after having learned the instrument in just two months of introductory classes.  She will continue receiving lessons at the “Arts and Music” summer camp.

“This little lady is quite a gem. At seven years old she is learning to play the flute and gave a great presentation,” stated Mr. Mickens, “Helping young people learn to play an instrument and expose them to the world of art will have a lasting impact on their lives!”

Mr. Mickens closed by sharing with the audience that if the children attending the camp learn to play two songs with their instruments perfectly, they will be invited to perform at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Festival this fall in front of thousands of people. Aydana did not flinch at the possibility of performing in front of so many, but smiled and stated, “I’m ready.”

The Scientology Information Center frequently hosts tours, events for non-profit and charitable groups and organizations, and participates in community events.  Upcoming complimentary events hosted in the Scientology Information Center and provided with light refreshments are:

June 12th – The East Coast Golden Age Theatre will bring some old-fashioned fun with a theatrical presentation of the Pulp Fiction Classic “They Killed him Dead” by L. Ron Hubbard. The performance will take place from 3 – 5pm. The event is open to the community and includes audience participation for those theatrically inclined.

July 13th – Monthly Business Reception for businesses and entrepreneurs interested in expanding their contacts and making new friends from the community.

July 24th – Church of Scientology Clearwater Choir performance. The choir regularly performs at Church Sunday services, and special events. This will be their first performance at the Scientology Information Center for the community.

To learn more about this facility or attend upcoming events, please contact Amber at 727-467-6966 or

The Church of Scientology:
The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups in 167 nations. The Church of Scientology regularly engages in humanitarian programs and community events. Clearwater is the home of the spiritual headquarters for the Church of Scientology.  Its Information Center is open to all and provides answers to questions about Scientology through its audio visual displays, exhibits and publications. The Church of Scientology has owned the Clearwater Bank Building since 1976, restoring it and transforming its lobby into an Information Center in July 2015.

For Immediate Release
Contact Amber Skjelset
(727) 467-6966