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Students Recreate Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" Video for Autism Awareness


Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" featuring Bruno Mars has dominated the top 40 charts for weeks, sparking countless parodies and even inspiring the first lady, Michele Obama, to a "dance-off" against Ellen DeGeneres on "The Ellen Show."

Now, high school students in Mississippi are hoping to spread autism awareness with a parody music video of their own, called "Uptown Blue," that recreates scenes from the original music video.

Students from Hernando Mississippi's High School Interact Club and Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy wear their best dancing shoes and fur coats while they recreate a shoe shine station, a hair salon and drive a classic car, aptly named "The Blue Goose" in the video.

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day, when our community encourages everyone to "Light it Up Blue" by wearing the color and recruiting major landmark owners to light up their buildings at night. Hernando Mississippi High School students are already well prepared and are spreading the word through local events.

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