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Fairfield talent tunes up for Friday show benefiting Philippines relief

Updated 8:08 am, Wednesday, January 1, 2014

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  • Les Julian,a favorite at the Youth Council's Peanut Butter and Jelly concerts, will perform Friday night at Roger Ludlowe Middle School in a concert to benefit Philippines' relief. Photo: File Photo\Norm Cummings, File Photo / The News-Times File Photo
    Les Julian,a favorite at the Youth Council's Peanut Butter and Jelly concerts, will perform Friday night at Roger Ludlowe Middle School in a concert to benefit Philippines' relief. Photo: File Photo\Norm Cummings, File Photo

 

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An array of local musicians and vocalists will perform Friday evening, Jan. 3, at Roger Ludlowe Middle School in a concert to benefit relief efforts in the Philippines.

The show is planned from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are $5 (children under 2 free), and proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross' assistance in the Philippines, which was devastated by a typhoon Nov. 8.

Super Typhoon Haiyan -- one of the most severe natural disasters on record -- left an estimated 4 million people homeless. The death toll is approaching 5,800, and bodies continue to be found nearly a month after the storm slammed into the Asian nation's eastern islands.

Friday night's concert is sponsored by the Town Youth Council and the Parks & Recreation Department. Refreshments will be sold and prizes raffled. Raffle ticket and refreshment proceeds also will go to the Red Cross, sponsors said.

Six musical groups will perform, and sponsors said all would be family friendly. Acts from 6:30 to 8 p.m. would be the most suitable for families with young children, they said.

The lineup is:

6:30-7:10 p.m.: T-Bone.

7:15-7:55: Les Julian.

8:05-8:15: A six-member cellos, violins and vocals group.

8:20-8:40: An acoustic duo.

8:45-9:05: Fairfield Warde High School a capella groups.

9:15-9:45: Pop violinist and vocalist.

Tickets may be reserved at www.fairfieldrecreation.com and will be available at the door if not sold out online.