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Area United Way to present ‘Live United in Music’

The first annual ‘Live United in Music’ concert is slated for 7:15 p.m. Oct. 10, to be presented by the United Way at the Community Arts Center.

The organization aims for the show to be a “once-in-a-lifetime experience you don’t want to miss,” according to a United Way press release.

“We are trying to make it a big community day,” said Ron Frick, president. “We are talking to local vendors and merchants to offer discounts and refreshments.”

All of the proceeds from the ticket sales, going on now at the CAC, will benefit the United Way and their projects in order give back to the community. It’s funded by a multitude of sponsors including Weis Markets and Williamsport Regional Medical Center. This event is “designed for the community” and it will benefit the community as well, according to Frick.

The musical acts will range from local groups such as students with the Uptown Music Collective as well as the Williamsport Millionaires Strolling Strings, a special Live United Pops Orchestra performance that will be conducted by Walt Straiton and celebrity guest Michael Cavanaugh, musician and Broadway star.

Cavanaugh will play a selection of Billy Joel songs, as he was the star of “Movin’ Out” on Broadway, handchosen to play the lead by Billy Joel himself.

With local music and the addition of orchestra and string music, the night will bring music that everyone in the community can enjoy.

The goal is to give back through local groups and bring the community together for an evening of music.

“It’s going relatively well I think,” Frick said. “It’s a community designed event.”

For more information or tickets, visit caclive.com.

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