Last night's performance of A Night of Leonard Cohen Music proved to all gathered that "...magic is afoot" in Paradise!
Somewhere north of 120 good souls bought tickets. There were 18 performers, five of whom are members: David Bilinski, Susan Dobra, Lisa Flores, John Michael-Sun, and me. The others were: Mark McKinnon, Dana Hanson, Gordy Ohliger, Peter Berkow, Tricia Berkow, Stevie Cook, Robert Karch, Tom Haber, Mark Wilpolt, Vera Marie Bridges, Pam Kather, Jerry Morano, Bob Littell.
With extraordinary generosity, these good souls donated the proceeds from the door to help with our volunteer efforts in the community. Such a blessing!
None of this happens without goodwill and volunteer effort. Many thanks to these members for the myriad tasks that contributed to a fine night:
Verna Myers, Bruce Murray, Dan Joseph, Susan Dobra, Lori Phelps-Zink, Karen Quattlander, Bill Hartley, Mike McGrath, Pyramid Michael, Nancy Eaton, and our photographer for the night, Dave Berman. (My sincere apologies if I left anyone out.)
If you're doing the math on the above, stop. Let's just say it was a well-attended evening!
All were inspired, and left with a glow. Many thanks to both musicians and volunteers, and especially to our guests for making it another fine night in Paradise!