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By The Skanner News
Published: 19 April 2006

Members of the PHAME Academy, Portland's fine arts academy for the developmentally disabled, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, in the Community of Christ Church, 4837 N.E. Couch St. Admission is a free-will offering.

The drama class will stage Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The art, dance, creative writing and voice students also will perform, and the choir will close the show.

PHAME's musical production, Camelot, will be performed on June 3 and 4 at the Portland Community College Sylvania campus Performing Arts Center. The Saturday performance is at 7 p.m., and the Sunday performance is at 2 p.m.

PHAME stands for Pacific Handicapped Artists, Musicians and Entertainers. A nonprofit organization, PHAME Academy provides arts  opportunities for citizens who are developmentally challenged. It was founded in 1984 by Creative Director Carol Stady as an artistic supplement to Special Olympics.

Since then PHAME students have shared with audiences their accomplishments in art, drama, dance and music. For more information, check PHAME'S Web site, www.phameacademy.org.

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