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IOWA CONCERT OF HOPE: A special benefit event in support of victims of the 2020 Iowa Derecho
October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
A special “virtual concert” is planned to raise funds to benefit those affected by the August derecho storm that devastated areas of East Central Iowa. The Iowa Concert of Hope will air on KCRG-TV 9.2 and stream at www.iowahope.com on Thursday, October 1st at 7pm, featuring performances and appearances by national and local talent, from the worlds of film, Broadway, TV, dance, opera and cabaret. Many of the performers are rooted in Iowa, or started their careers here.
With an introduction by Marion, Iowa native Ron Livingston (Swingers, Office Space, Band of Brothers, Adaptation, A Million LIttle Things) and hosted by KCRG News Anchor Beth Malicki, the concert will feature performances by hit singer/songwriter Edwin McCain (I’ll Be), country star Larry Gatlin (Gatlin Brothers), jazz great Chris Brubeck, Broadway greats Betty Buckley (Tony Award: Cats), Trent Kowalik (Tony Award: Billy Elliot), Linda Eder (Jekyll & Hyde), and Tim Shew (Les Miserables), and Drama Desk Award winner Janet Dacal (In the Heights).
The concert is the creation of Cedar Rapids area producer & director Brian Glick (Artistic Director, Revival Theatre Company); Cedar Rapids native and Grammy-nominated producer Kim Scharnberg (orchestrations for film, TV, and Broadway musicals); and Marion native and Los Angeles-based show producer, writer, & performer Dan Kane.
Watch online at iowahope.com on Thursday, October 1st at 7pm CDT.