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Mamapalooza Festival to Benefit Teen Parent Support Program

Mother-Musicians Performing Include Idgy Vaughn and Barbara Kooyman

Austin, TX – April 11, 2008
What: Second Annual Austin Mamapalooza benefit, featuring live music, performance, art and more by local mother-musicians, among them Idgy Vaughn and Barbara Kooyman.

When: Sunday, May 4, 2008, 1 - 6 p.m.

Where: Austin Symphony Square, 1101 Red River St.

Cost: Adults, 13 & up: $5, Kids 5 & Up: $2.50, tickets available at door.

Background: A family event celebrating mothers in the arts, MAMAPALOOZA will showcase local artists, vendors and performers, including singer-songwriters Idgy Vaughn and Barbara Kooyman and many others. Event details are available at

"It's a great opportunity for families to honor their moms, and also recognize contributions by mothers to the creative arts our community," said event organizer and musician Jan Seides. "And because it will take place the week before Mother's Day, it's a great place to find original gifts."

Event proceeds will go to the Tandem Teen Prenatal & Parenting Program of People's Community Clinic, which serves the medical, educational, and psychosocial needs of pregnant and parenting teens and works to reduce the risk of subsequent unplanned pregnancies in Central Texas. Founded in 1998, the Tandem program is provided in collaboration with Any Baby Can, Austin Child Guidance Center, LifeWorks and the University of Texas Center for Social Work Research. Tandem is generously supported by the St. David's Foundation and the U.S. Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs and is headquartered at People's Community Clinic in Central East Austin at 2909 N. I35 and online at

Designed to empower women through cooperative performance and merchandising opportunities, MAMAPALOOZA represents an international grass roots movement of musicians, performers, artists, comics, writers, craftspeople and athletes. Throughout the month of May, MAMAPALOOZA events will take place on stages across America, Canada and Australia. For more information, visit


About People's Community Clinic
People’s Community Clinic offers comprehensive, community-wide health care services that include family planning; prenatal care; pediatrics; adolescent medicine and adult medical care; as well as health education, prevention and social services. Founded in 1970, the Clinic is among the oldest and most successful independent clinics in the country providing high quality health care to thousands of uninsured and medically underserved children and adults each year.


For more information

Jan Seides
(512) 627-2115
2909 North IH-35
Austin, TX 78722-2304