"Lawyers For The Arts" Benefits Give For Greatness

March 22, 2011 Updated Mar 22, 2011 at 4:58 PM EDT

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"Lawyers For The Arts" Benefits Give For Greatness

March 22, 2011 Updated Mar 22, 2011 at 4:58 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( ARTVOICE.com ) Lawyers from all over Buffalo will be showcasing their artistic talents at the first ever Lawyers for the Arts fund raising event on Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2011 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Babeville’s Asbury Hall to raise funds for the Give for Greatness campaign.

Lawyers for the Arts will feature live performances by area attorneys, including Therese Quinn and Congressman Brian Higgins, playing jazz, rock ‘n roll, folk, R&B, acapella vocals and classic rock. There will be paintings and photography on display by attorneys Giles Manias, Glenn Edward Murray, Leroi Johnson and more.

Buffalo Contemporary Dancer Amy Taravella and Habit Dance Project will also be performing. A brief scene from Inherit the Wind will be performed as well that premiered last week at the New Phoenix Theater.

The event will be hosted by attorneys Therese Quinn and William Shoellkopf and ticket prices are $75 for the general public and $35 for law students. Bacchus will provide food and a cash bar will be available. Babeville Asbury Hall is located at 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. 14202.

About Give for Greatness

Channel 7 is supporting Artvoice and M&T Bank in the Give for Greatness campaign whose goal, together with Fund For the Arts, is to raise $1 million dollars for the 47 cultural institutions that have been cut from county funding. Every theater company, dance company, arts education organization, small-to-mid size visual arts group and every literary organization in the county has been abandoned by county government. This two-month long campaign will conclude on May 5, 2011 and has several events planned in order to revive the funds deleted that support Western New York’s creative organizations that entertain the community, teach children and give reason to be proud to be living in this community.

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