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TURN IT UP: Charles Moore III sang "Purple Rain" Saturday night at a karaoke event at Stats Bar and Grill, 100 Smith St., Lebanon, to raise money for the Michael T. Hodges Musical Instrument Fund. Twenty-one singers belted out country western, pop and heavy metal songs over the course of the evening, and a total of $1,700 to purchase used instruments for the Lebanon Middle School band. Whitney Hodges organized the fund in the name of her brother, Michael Hodges, who was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2014. The amount raised Saturday night more than tripled her expectation for the fund's first event, Whitney Hodges said.