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Taylor Hawkins shows support for Riverside Central at St. Paul concert

Taylor Hawkins shows support for Riverside Central at St. Paul concert

The Foo Fighters were in St. Paul over the weekend — and drummer Taylor Hawkins used the opportunity to rep Rochester's own Riverside Central Elementary School.

Hawkins has been involved as a mentor for Riverside students through the Turnaround Arts program. His most recent visit to the school came back in May of this year.

"[Coming to Riverside] inspires me, and not just as a musician, but as a person," he told us at the time.

Turnaround Arts is a program from the Kennedy Center that “empowers high-need, low-performing schools with arts resources… as a strategy to address broad school challenges and turn around struggling schools.” 

You can read our full report on the program, and the impact it's had on students, by clicking here.

Photo courtesy Kate Klaus

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