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The power of music to be an instrument of peace will be celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Fairfield University, when the pop-rock Jewish a cappella group, Six13, performs in celebration of Daniel Pearl Music Days.

Sponsored by the university's Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies, the free concert is part of an "international network of concerts using the power of music to reaffirm a commitment to greater inclusiveness and humanity" in honor of Daniel Pearl, who while working as reporter for The Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped by terrorists near Karachi, Pakistan, in early 2002 and subsequently murdered.

It will take place at 8 p.m. at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Although tickets are not needed, reservations are requested by calling the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies.

"This concert is an opportunity to remember Daniel Pearl, a music lover and violinist, who fostered understanding of different cultures through his work as a journalist," said Ellen M. Umansky, professor of religious studies. "At the same time, people will enjoy music from a unique group, which embraces a diverse array of musical styles" and languages -- primarily Hebrew and English.

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