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Color Me Badd Honors Okla. Victims

March 30, 1998

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The four members of the singing group Color Me Badd were asleep in a New York City hotel when the federal building was bombed in their hometown of Oklahoma City.

Three years later, the quartet hopes to honor the 168 victims and help pay for a memorial at the site by reworking ``Remember When,″ a single off the group’s upcoming album ``Awakening.″

``Oklahoma City is a place where everybody is connected and we felt the tragedy very deeply,″ said group member Bryan Abrams. ``We have since wanted to do something to help our hometown and now are finally getting the chance.″

The song was recorded last week. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and the Oklahoma City Public Schools Honor Choir accompany Color Me Badd.

Color Me Badd will donate all the proceeds from the reworked single and a small portion of proceeds from the new album to the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation. It also hopes to shoot a video for the song at the site on April 19, the third anniversary of the bombing.

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