Marc Anthony visits Ebbets Field Middle School

Latin music superstar Marc Anthony visited a Crown Heights middle school for the federal Turnaround Arts program Friday.

Latin music superstar Marc Anthony visited a Crown Heights middle school for the federal Turnaround Arts program Friday. (2/5/16)

CROWN HEIGHTS - Latin music superstar Marc Anthony visited a Crown Heights middle school for the federal Turnaround Arts program Friday.

Anthony, an award-winning singer and actor, told students at Ebbets Field Middle School that arts programs during his childhood changed his life for the better.

Turnaround Arts is a national program aimed at providing arts resources to struggling schools. Officials say such tools are extremely useful in education.

Anthony agrees. He said he stuttered horribly when he was a child.

"But when I sang, I didn't stutter," he told the students. "And so it became sanctuary."

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

At least six people have been arrested and 1 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video
Residents are concerned about the safety of items 2 The Buzz: Safety concerns in wake of 8-year-old boy's death
In honor of National Superhero Day, News 12 3 Word on the Street: Superheroes
A falling concrete planter struck and killed an 4 Child dies after being hit in head by concrete planter
Kevin Reilly, 8, died after a heavy planter 5 Vigil remembers 8-year-old killed by fallen planter box

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced that this Arts program aims to transform 4 Brooklyn schools

City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced that this year, four Brooklyn public schools will be

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE