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Blue Man Group Drums Up Autism Awareness

The Blue Man Group combines color, music and original instruments for the third annual Grant a Gift Autism Foundation benefit concert. Subdued to create a sensory-friendly show for kids, adults and families affected by autism spectrum disorders, this particular installment lowers the sound, light levels and audience interaction.

The Grant a Gift Foundation helps children and their families fight autism by providing services for support groups, social skills and vocational training, transition planning and education.

According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Autism affects one in 68 children and is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S. There is no medical detection or cure for it. Depending on where they fall on the spectrum, kids may grow up with social challenges, communication difficulties and repetitive behaviors. The National Autism Association says 50 percent of children with autism reported being scared by the peers.

Taking place on June 11 at Luxor Hotel and Casino, there will be a pre-show art activity at 3 p.m. involving a collaborative project with oversized puzzle pieces and kids with art supplies between Blue Man Group and the children attending the performance. Showtime is 4 p.m.

Tickets start at $36. For every ticket purchased, Blue Man Group will donate half of the proceeds to the the foundation. For more information, visit blueman.com/grantagift.

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