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Newtown kids to be featured on Grammy preshow

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) Children from Newtown who recently recorded a version of ``Over the Rainbow'' will be featured as part of the Grammy Awards broadcast.

Newtown Music Project producer Tim Hayes says American Idol host Ryan Seacrest will do a live segment via satellite with the children for Sunday's red-carpet programming.

He says the children will be interviewed by Seacrest and interact live with Carly Rae Jepson, perhaps doing some of her hit, ``Call Me Maybe.''

Hayes says the kids recorded the song made famous by ``The Wizard of Oz'' because they wanted to help the town heal from the tragedy.

The proceeds from the download of the single benefit the Newtown Youth Academy. The nonprofit sports center opened free programs to Newtown children after the shooting and hopes to expand free programming.

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