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Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis in concert for homeless benefit October 31, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Hellenic Light Americas.
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Singer and songwriter Natalie Merchant, bluesman Sam McClain and Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis are among the artists scheduled to perform at the Give US Your Poor Concert. The November 16 event will mark the grand re-opening of the Strand Theatre in Boston and will benefit the city’s homeless.

Besides musical performances, the evening’s events include a show of portraits of the homeless by photographer Lynn Blodgett, compelling stories, video messages and a spoken word reading by poet Julia Dinsmore.

The show will also feature some of the formerly homeless musicians featured on the benefit CD, Give US Your Poor, which includes performances by Bruce Springsteen, Merchant, Jon Bon Jovi with McClain, Bonnie Raitt, Madeleine Peyroux, Jewel and others. Proceeds from the album will benefit the national awareness/action campaign, Give US Your Poor, an initiative of the University of Massachusetts Boston. The CD will be made available to local and national homeless organizations to sell to raise money and awareness.

Tickets for the benefit show are available at www.ticketweb.com

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