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June 25 • 12:12 PM
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First Presbyterian Church Magnificent Musical Extravaganza Benefit Concert


03/30/2012 - On Saturday, March 31 at 7 p.m. the First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Oneonta will present an exciting evening of musical talent. Proceeds from the concert will go to benefit the Pringle Home Orphanage in Jamaica.

Highlighted performers will be Norm Anderson, Steve Benjamin, Cindy Donaldson, Bill Goertemoeller, and Mark Montfort. The evening will be hosted by Dana LaCroix.

The outstanding list of guest entertainers will include singer and guitarist, Doug Decker, who has performed with such entertaining groups as "The Otego Creek Gang" and has shared the stage with music legends including George Jones, Ray Stevens and "The Lovin Spoonful". Joining Doug will be Willie Wood, a Walton native who has had the privilege of performing with Mahogany Dream, Hair Trigger Band, Midnight Stage and the Beam Brothers, among others.

The evening will also feature blues guitarist, George Kilby Jr., whose sound draws from both the blues and country music traditions.  George has shared the stage with Albert King, Etta James, James Brown and the late, great Pinetop Perkins. George will partner with guitarist Barbecue Bob in their rendition of the tune "You Never See the Hand" from George's latest Cd. Songwriter, Jim Belleau, will present "Message from Bob" lyrics from Quantum Reggae songs, a collaboration between Jim and Jamaican musicians, Maroghini and Donald Waugh. Soren Moller, a Danish jazz and classical pianist who studied at the Manhattan School of Music in New York as a Fulbright Scholar, will perform a solo piece, and will also accompany young local singer, Raven Beers, on her rendition of swing tune, "Tuxedo Junction". The event will take place in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church in Oneonta at 296 Main Street, right beside City Hall.

Tickets are available from the church office (432-4286), or at the door. Advance sales: $12; door: $15. Children 12 and under, free. Delicious desserts will also be served. For more information call 607-432-4286.

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