"Songs For Haiti" Benefit Concert
100% of the proceeds will go to Mercy Corps.
Thursday, January 21, 2010, 7:30 pm at the Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, Portland.
TICKETS: $30, all seats (general admission). Call 503-234-9694 or go to aladdin-theater.com for more information – tickets go on sale 10 am Tuesday, January 19.
FULL PERFORMER LINE-UP (as of Jan. 18):
Pianist Thomas Lauderdale (bandleader, Pink Martini)
PORTLAND – As the city reacts to the unfolding destruction in Haiti from the country’s recent devastating earthquake, a group of luminary Portland musicians has stepped forward to raise their voices – and some much-needed money as well – in support of our friends in Haiti.
Some of the marquee Portland performers appearing in “Songs for Haiti” include pianist Thomas Lauderdale (bandleader, Pink Martini), the Portland Cello Project, acclaimed hip-hop artist Cool Nutz, Grammy-nominated pianist Janice Scroggins, the legendary Storm Large, Oregon Symphony concertmaster Jun Iwasaki with pianist Grace Fong-Iwasaki, Broadway veteran baritone Douglas Webster (Les Miserables), singer-songwriter Holcombe Waller, and local choral ensembles Flash Choir, PHAME Academy Choir and the Grant High School Royal Blues. Oregonian columnist Margie Boule and KOIN Portland 6 reporter Tim Joyce are the event co-hosts.
“In the midst of any tragedy, we return always to music,” says event co-producer Stephen Marc Beaudoin. “And each of these extraordinary artists has stepped forward to offer their talent to honor those lost and express hope for Haiti’s future.” In addition to each artist donating their time for the concert, the Aladdin Theater is generously donating its space and additional resources to help produce the event.