Dean Hutchins wrote -
Magic Circle Opera teacher and Keetoowah Medicine Priest Ray Harrell is in the Veterans Administration Hospital suffering from a blood infection. During this time, which may last for months, he is unable to work and earn income to pay his living expenses. In the Cherokee tradition of Gaduga (community helpers) as well as the tradition in the artistic community, we all need to step up to help a man who has given so much to so many to get through this difficult time. Anything you can contribute will be appreciated.
The Magic Circle Opera is an American chamber opera built on diversity and multicultural works. Throughout its 30 years it has focused on bringing unique interactive musical and operatic performances to small communities throughout America, providing scholarship assistance to a wide variety of underserved populations.