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Music week activities continue


KAY FINALE—A concert by the Prairie View A&M Chamber Singers drew an appreciative crowd to the Patterson Center Saturday night in the last of five spring fund raisers to benefit the Kay Theatre restoration. Kay Theatre Foundation officials said the efforts made several thousand dollars which will be applied toward restoring the 1940s-era structure as a cultural and performing arts venue. From left are Jessica Williams, Keith Alix, Toiya Lister, and Danielle Watson. Director is A. Jan. Taylor. 
Reporter/Kathy Cooke KAY FINALE—A concert by the Prairie View A&M Chamber Singers drew an appreciative crowd to the Patterson Center Saturday night in the last of five spring fund raisers to benefit the Kay Theatre restoration. Kay Theatre Foundation officials said the efforts made several thousand dollars which will be applied toward restoring the 1940s-era structure as a cultural and performing arts venue. From left are Jessica Williams, Keith Alix, Toiya Lister, and Danielle Watson. Director is A. Jan. Taylor. Reporter/Kathy Cooke National Music Week activities continue through Friday in Rockdale.

Piano students of Dixie Whitmore, also known as the Keyboard Melody Makers, the Junior Music Club under the wings of the Matinee Musical Club, will perform at 4 p.m. Thursday at Manor Oaks Nursing Home.

On Friday at Rockdale Intermediate School, and again at Rockdale Junior High School, the Matinee Musical Club will host identical performances at 8:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. respectively.

Those will feature a history of the National Federation of Music Clubs using musical examples from the last century and will reflect various music styles (classical, jazz, Broadway, and music of popular commercials).

“It will be both informative, and entertaining,” Annette Griesbach, publicist, said.

Mond ay ma rked t he 88t h annual observance of National Music Week. The National Federation of Music Clubs through National Music Week provides an opportunity for organized musical forces, which include religious, educational and civic groups, to join music enthusiasts throughout the country as they emphasize the joy and pleasure gained from making and listening to music.

Locally, the Matinee Musical Club of Rockdale, as a member of the both the Texas and the National Federation of Music Clubs again sponsored this year’s celebration w ith the theme: “Music-Sounds that Inspire.”

Events will begin Sunday and end May 13, as local churches are encouraged to participate with the inclusion of the hymn “Blessed Assurance” in the worship services.

On Sunday, Elisabeth Thomason, a senior at Milano High School and daughter of Matinee Musical Club past president Leah Thomason, performed her senior piano recital at Temple College.

Other events scheduled for the week will included a tribute to NMW during the regular weekly Story Hour at the city library on Wednesday morning.


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