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Why sing the blues, when you can play them instead?
Thanks to some can-do spirit, and a good ear for rockin tunes on the part of local restaurateurs, three island causes prospered.
As we reported in the weekend edition, local restaurateurs including Mike Sharpe of the Four Swallows and Lee Jorgenson of San Carlos organized a music benefit held at the BPA Playhouse last Saturday evening. A close-to-packed house (more than 200 tickets were sold) enjoyed an evening of music by Beaver State blues legend Lloyd Jones and his band. Notwithstanding those comfy new chairs at the Playhouse, the joint, as they say, was jumpin.
The evening included an auction for the services of several local chefs at private dinner parties. All told, the event raised more than $5,000 for three local causes Helpline House, Bainbridge Youth Services and the 2002 Bainbridge High School Senior Cruise.
Only one word for a performance like that: Encore!