Rosemead Kiwanis Host Music Legend Headlines Family Promise Fundraiser

June 7, 2013 • 5,451 views

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Rosemead based Family Promise and a network of San Gabriel Valley Churches help homeless families in transition (i.e. temporarily homeless) re-establish themselves. One of those churches on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm will host a fundraising concert featuring the legendary Barry McGuire. It will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena.

So who is Barry McGuire (if you were born after 1970 you may not know)?

According to an on-line biography he is folk based protest song sing in the sixties who later turned to pioneering and writing Contemporary Christian music. With Randy Sparks he wrote and sang the legendary “Green Green” in 1963 as part of the New Christy Minstrels. In 1971 he became a Christian and gained renown as an inspirational performer.

He left the music industry on a full time basis in the eighties but still does special performances, this time in concert with John York of the Byrds.

A review of a prior performances of this show describes it as “a treasure chest of Barry’s witness-upon-creation anecdotes about the music and the musicians of the 60′s, told in an entertaining and irresistible way. John adds a terrific balance.  They perform not only Barry’s own hits like “Eve of Destruction,” “Green Back Dollar” and “Green Green” but many others, written and performed originally by Barry’s dear friends, such as the Mamas and Papas, John Sebastian, and many others. The subjects of the storytelling, those times and the music become one.  “

Family Promise is an organization which helps truly needy and carefully families in Rosemead and surrounding communities. Catholic, Protestant and Adventist churches are all part of their network. Unfortunately they presently can only service less than a quarter of qualified applicants. The $30 per ticket pre-performance charge ($35 at the door) will help them and the congregations working with them in a worthy effort. Pre-performance tickets can be obtained on this website or by calling 626/675-1316.

ROSEMEAD RELAY FOR LIFE SLATED – The 2013 Rosemead Relay for Life event will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, 2013,  at Rosemead High School (Mission and  Rosemead in Rosemead).  So far four teams have agreed to participate in the 24 hours activity with more anticipated.

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