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Musical matinee benefits the Kay


Judy England sings during Sunday’s two-hour concert, ‘A Celebration of Spring,’ at the Patterson Center. Judy England sings during Sunday’s two-hour concert, ‘A Celebration of Spring,’ at the Patterson Center. Some Ira Gershwin, some Duke Ellington, a lot of Broadway’s best through the years, some novelty numbers and even Dixieland.

That’s what some 60 persons who turned out for the Kay Theater Foundation-benefit concert Sunday by two Houston performers enjoyed during a two-hour event that raised almost $1,000 for the 1947-era downtown theater’s ongoing restoration.

The guest artists for the concert, titled “A Celebration of Spring,” were pianist/vocalist Glennie Scott and vocalist Judy England, both well-known performers in Houston music circles and beyond. They were joined on three Dixieland tunes by clarinetist Ken Harris, a Rockdale native and retired band director living in Crawford, and brother of Leanna Applegate, Kay Foundation member who arranged this and four other spring events benefitting the Kay.


Glennie Scott sings and plays a variety of music during the Kay benefit Sunday. Rockdale native Ken Harris of Crawford played clarinet on a medley of New Orleans Dixie - land tunes. Crowd enjoys Sunday’s music. Glennie Scott sings and plays a variety of music during the Kay benefit Sunday. Rockdale native Ken Harris of Crawford played clarinet on a medley of New Orleans Dixie - land tunes. Crowd enjoys Sunday’s music. “We appreciate Sunday’s turnout,” she said. “Everyone seemed to love the show.”



Reporter/Bill Cooke Reporter/Bill Cooke

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