This exclusive Paul Williams concert will celebrate and support the work being done at the Association of Recovery Schools. ARS advocates for the promotion, strengthening, and expansion of secondary and post-secondary programs designed for students and families committed to achieving success in both education and recovery. ARS exists to support such schools which, as components of the recovery continuum of care, enroll students committed to being abstinent from alcohol and other drugs and working a program of recovery. For more information about the Association of Recovery Schools please visit the ARS Concert website.
The Association of Recovery Schools is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Outright donations are fully tax-deductible. Ticket purchases are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
About Paul Williams
Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner. He is President & Chairman of the Board of ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). ASCAP is the first and leading U.S. performing rights organization, representing the world's largest repertory totaling over 8.5 million copyrighted musical works and is the only U.S. performing rights organization owned and governed by its nearly 400,000 writer and publisher members.
Recognized as one of America’s most prolific and gifted lyricists and composers, Williams' standards have been recorded by such diverse musical icons as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, David Bowie, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah McLachlan, Johnny Mathis, Jason Mraz, the Carpenters, Luther Vandross, Willie Nelson, R.E.M., Diamond Rio, Anne Murray, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Diana Krall, the Dixie Chicks, the Scissor Sisters, Gonzo, and Kermit The Frog.
“The Rainbow Connection," from the children’s classic the Muppet Movie, is one of two Paul Williams’ songs that grace the American Film Institute’s list of the top movie songs of all time; the second, “Evergreen,” is from the award winning remake of A Star Is Born.
Although most people came to know Mr. Williams as one of Johnny Carson’s recurring favorites on the Tonight Show, or as an actor in dozens of films, television comedies and dramas, it is his musical legacy that continues to inspire. “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “You and Me Against the World,” “An Old Fashioned Love Song” and “Let Me Be The One” all remain pop classics and are performed by Williams in venues from New York to the Philippines.