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

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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


Tonight in the Capital > Athens events September 28, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts Events Greece, Ballet Dance Opera, Music Life Classical, Music Life Greek, Music Life Live Gigs, Stage & Theater.
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Maria Callas Tribute > Seven sopranos, Martha Arapi, Jenny Drivala, Dimitra Theodossiou, Vassiliki Karayianni, Mata Katsouli, Elena Kelessidi and Julia Souglakou, will pay tribute to Maria Callas at the Olympia Theater, with a program of arias accompanied by the Greek National Opera Orchestra under Ilias Voudouris.
At the Olympia Theater, 59-61 Academias Street, Athens, tel 210 3612461.

Mario Frangoulis Concert > Tenor Mario Frangoulis will give a concert in aid of the Argo Foundation for children with special needs at Piraeus’s Katrakeio Theater tonight, joined by soprano Deborah Myers. Tickets can be purchased at Metropolis music stores and at Argo, tel 210 4210096.
Katrakeio Theater, Akropoleos and Nestoros Street, Piraeus, tel 210 4927467.

Runciman Tribute Show > “On the Corner of Karolou Dil and Tsimiski,” Giorgos Andreou and Thodoris Gonis’s music and theater tribute to Byzantinist Sir Steven Runciman starring Syrmo Keke, Athina Maximou, Evi Saoulidou and Eleni Tsaligopoulou, will go on stage for the second time at the Athens Concert Hall tonight.
Athens Concert Hall, 1 Kokkali Street and Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens, tel 210 7282333.

Greek Rock Festival > Rocker Nikos Portokaloglou will lead a Greek music festival at the Vrachon Theater tonight, along with Manolis Famellos, Zak Stefanou, Nikos Ziogalas, Stathis Drogossis, Odysseas Tsakalos and others. Tickets are available at Metropolis music stores and at the Vyronas Cultural Center.
Vrachon Theater, Vyronas, tel 210 7626438.

Corda di Vento > The Corda di Vento music ensemble will perform compositions by Ginastera, Bernstein, Piazzolla and Brahms at the American College of Greece tonight. The concert will start at 8.30 p.m. and admission is 10 euros.
Americal College of Greece, 6 Gravias Street, Aghia Paraskevi, Athens, tel 210 6009800.

Goran Bregovic Concert > Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Band will play Gypsy melodies and much more at Petroupolis’s Petra Theater this evening. Tickets can be purchased at Metropolis music stores and the Ianos Bookstore at 24 Stadiou Street, Athens, tel 210 3217917.
Petra Theater, Damari Petroupolis, Athens, tel 210 5012402.