Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Cyrus and Patty Hagge's contemporary, light-drenched great room played host tonight to a lively party featuring a soulful performance by singer songwriter Slaid Cleaves.
The Maine native and current resident of Austin, Texas entertained an intimate group of St. Lawrence Arts Center supporters with his vocals and acoustic guitar prowess. He sang 10 songs, including "Cry" from his latest album "Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away."
Before the performance, St. Lawrence Executive Director Deidre Nice told us the organization's first fundraiser featured Slaid playing in Silly's backyard about 15 years ago. When she spoke to the party guests, Development Director Julia Kirby told us the money raised tonight will go toward the more than $15 million the organization needs in order to replace the building's original sanctuary with a 400+ seat theater. The original sanctuary had to be torn down for safety reasons in 2007 following a partial collapse.
Here some of the crowd reacts to Slaid Cleaves' performance. Be sure to pick up the May 1 edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram, where I'll have more details and photos from the party.
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