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Your weekend: Live @ the Library

Submitted by on 1, September 23, 2010 – 4:50 amNo Comment

Rick Dougherty

This Saturday, September 25 marks the start of the second annual Live @ the Library concert series at the Alameda Free Library. The shows, which are a benefit for the library, will feature an array of local music talent.

Tickets for the shows are $25 each or $60 for the three-concert series, and are available online; at Dewey’s Friends Cafe in the main library; and at Books Inc., 1344 Park Street. Doors for the shows open at 7 p.m., and the shows begin at 8 p.m. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the library.

Performances are in the Regina K. Stafford room of the main library, 1550 Oak Street.

This Saturday’s performance will be given by the Alameda All Stars, featuring Terrence Brewer, Jane Erwin Hammett, Kathy Moehring, Kelly Park, Barbara Brown, Kevin Brown, Ray Chavez, Steve Erquiaga and John Wiitala. The group will perform American Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, guitar solos, jazz tunes and more.

Euphonia, which was described as “a café style acoustic combo,” will perform on October 20 and Rick Dougherty of The Kingston Trio, who lives here on the East End, will wrap up the series with a performance on November 20.

Light refreshments will be offered prior to each show, along with wine from R&B Cellars (two of whose owners, Barbara and Kevin Brown, will be performing on Saturday).

The series is hosted by the Alameda Library Foundation, Friends of the Alameda Library and the City Library Board Art Committee. Sponsors include the Perforce Foundation, Wells Fargo, Clear-Com, Bank of Alameda and Burma Superstar. In-kind donors include Cairdea Design & Marketing, R&B Cellars, Books Inc. and Dewey’s Friends Café.

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