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Arts & Entertainment - January 1, 2014

'Song is You' benefit concert at Menlo School

Menlo School will host "The Song is You," featuring the music of Jerome Kern and Sammy Cahn, a benefit for Lighthouse for the Blind, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18 and 19, in the Spieker Ballroom at Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave.in Atherton. Suggested donation is $15.

This 13th annual benefit concert for Lighthouse for the Blind will feature retired Menlo School teacher Steve Gill, his daughter Anne, and "Friends of Annie," including voice teacher Sharon Davis, Menlo's former music director Linda Jordan, and Menlo School faculty and alumni.

After graduating from Los Altos High School in 1997, Anne Gill was in a near-fatal car accident that left her blind and brain-injured. Mr. Gill, a veteran singer with local theater groups, was inspired in 1999 to organize the concerts in appreciation for the Lighthouse for the Blind summer camp for visually impaired adults with other disabilities, which his daughter has enjoyed.

Previous concerts have raised more than $79,000 in donations, which have allowed dozens of adults with multiple impairments to receive scholarships to attend Enchanted Hills Camp.

For further information, contact Steve or Nancy Gill at 948-4648.


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