Tony Award winner Ben Vereen and his three-piece professional band will perform with 45 local students as part of the Ben Vereen Youth Orchestra at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Ben Vereen, a friend to the San Diego community for many years, along with Wellness Through the Arts, is again donating his services through this benefit concert for underprivileged youths in the Poway Unified School District (PUSD).

Proceeds from the concert will go to the PUSD Foundation to support underprivileged, talented, and motivated students that have been identified by their performing arts teachers. Students will receive individual mentorship by professionals in their performing art.

For tickets and more information visit www.powaycenter.com.