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American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis headlines 50th Greek Food Festival September 13, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Greek Diaspora Festivals.

Constantine will be performing on Saturday evening, September 30th and Sunday afternoon, October 1 at the 50th Annual Greek Food Festival of Dallas.

Constantine Maroulis, one of American Idol’s most famous finalists, will appear at the Greek Food Festival of Dallas, September 29 through October 1.

Like a visit to Greece, the annual church festival offers a rich, multi- sensory experience of Greek hospitality and culture, with savory cuisine, lively dancing, imported wines, and shopping that rivals Athens’ Plaka. There will be cooking and folk dancing demonstrations, church tours, a children’s area, and live entertainment all weekend. To mark the occasion, Mayor Laura Miller has declared the week of September 25th, Greek Week in Dallas.

Maroulis will perform Saturday, September 30th at 8:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 1, at 2:30 p.m. during the festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 13555 Hillcrest Road at Alpha. It’ll be the first Dallas appearance for the Brooklyn-born performer who, last year, was named “sexiest 30-year old” by People Magazine. Maroulis, currently appearing in the Broadway production of “The Wedding Singer,” will take a brief break from his role as Sammy in order to perform at the festival.

The American Idol with a Greek twist, Maroulis was born into a culture of soulful music and classic drama. The talented and charismatic Constantine James Maroulis realized his passion for music and acting by the time he started high school. He is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music. His repertoire spans rock music, Summer Stock and Shakespeare. He has an album, TV and film projects in the works.

“We’re delighted to present Constantine center-stage during this landmark 50th anniversary celebration,” says festival chair George Naftis. “As a Greek-American community, we applaud Constantine’s talent and accomplishments.”

Festival lunch and dinner tickets cover the price of admission and Constantine’s performance. They can be purchased in advance for $10 and $15, respectively. Tickets for children 12 and under are $7 for lunch and $11 for dinner. Constantine’s performance is also included in the price of general admission tickets: $5 for adults and $3 for children. An a la carte menu includes “A Taste of Greek Dallas,” featuring signature dishes from the city’s best Greek restaurants.

Tickets are available via http://www.greekfestivalofdallas.com , and at the church.

The Dallas festival, one of the oldest and largest in the country, kicks off with a preview night, Thursday, September 28, benefiting Girl Scouts of Tejas Council. The gala evening includes a seated dinner, open beer and wine bar, entertainment, and first-choice shopping in the marketplace. Tickets are $50 each, or $500 for a table of 10. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 972-207-0274.

Related Links > http://www.greekfestivalofdallas.com/constantine.asp


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