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‘Sing a Song of Hope’ Dec. 14 in Vacaville

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From page B3 | November 30, 2012 |

VACAVILLE —  The Vaca Jazz Society plans its 21st annual Alive Music Orchestra show, “Sing a Song of Hope,” 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Valley Church, 5063 Maple Road.

Admission is free.

The event will incorporate traditional sing-along carols and Christmas songs made famous by singers such as Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley and Nat King Cole.

“It’s meant to remind people that the holidays are a season of peace, family and most importantly the miraculous birth of Christ,” said Keith Stout, a trumpeter and Alive Music Orchestra music director, in a press release.

Featured performers are Mike Cherry of Sapo Guapo, banjo player Don Kidder, Big Band vocalist Frank Salamone, Barbara McFadden and members of Stout’s family.

The show incorporates an American tradition, originally founded by Bob Hope’s USO Christmas tours overseas, of honoring and entertaining our troops.

“We always include a special  dedication to our troops and their families, praying for a safe return home,” said Stout, who was an Air Force brat. “That’s something we feel strongly about, especially around Christmas time.”

The Alive Music Orchestra is appearing at a private fundraiser Saturday. And, the group is already making plans for the 14th annual Vacaville Jazz Festival Sept. 20-22, 2013.

For information, call 448-2832 or 452-1351 or visit www.vacajazzsociety.org.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.
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