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    From No Town To Motown, a fundraising event for LCCC's Kids Art Academy, celebra
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    Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc. (LCCC) and Grand Lyric Theatre Productions presents From No Town To Motown, a celebration of acclaimed African - American music on February 26, 2012, at 5pm in the Eifler Theatre at the Clifton Center. This production is a fundraiser for the LCCC’s Kids Art Academy which is a youth development program that focuses on the arts education and serves over 200 school age youth annually.

    This production will be headlined by Darryl Van Leer’s “Rubycat Lawson’s Roadhouse Lounge”, a foot-stomping musical tale of the owner of a once famous blues and rocking juke joint. Mr. Van Leer has performed in more than 300 one man shows that highlight great African - American performers such as Ray Charles, Little Richard, Lionel Richie, Muddy Waters.

    Kevin Powell, nationally renowned activist, speaker, and entrepreneur, will also be making a special appearance.

    Closing the event will be members of the Kids Art Academy under the direction of Gregory Rahming, international opera singer and star of Broadway, performing a medley of music of the African rhythms, gospel, spirituals, blues, jazz, highlighting the acclaimed Motown sound. A YouTube video of rehearsals can be viewed here.

    Tickets for this event are $20. in advance, and $25. day of show. A discount group rate of $18. for groups of 10 or more can purchased at the Louisville Central Community Center located at 1300 West Muhammad Ali Blvd. For more information call: (502) 583-8822.

    The Clifton Center is located at 2117 Payne Street, Louisville, KY.

    Photo: Courtesy of Sandy Dolan

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    Owner of Cedar Ridge Farm which operates a children's horseback riding lesson program in Greenville, IN. I have been involved with equine welfare and rescue activities. We have successfully rehomed at risk horses and retrained off the track thoroughbred racehorses in new careers in hunter/jumper, eventing, dressage, and barrel racing disciplines.

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