The Lettermen To Visit Brevard To Help the Homeless
By Maria Sonnenberg // November 30, 2014
will perform at Holy Name of Jesus dec. 4
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BREVARD COUNTY • INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA – The Lettermen, joined by friend Florence LaRue of the 5th Dimension, will visit Brevard Dec. 4 as part of their Homeless Heart tour to help the homeless.
The iconic artists will perform not at the King Center, mind you, but at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic.
It’s the second time The Lettermen have helped Holy Name of Jesus. Last year, the group’s sold out performance raised $38,000 to benefit the homeless in Central Florida.
“They were simply amazing last year,” said Carol Harrison, who chairs the organizing committee for the Holy Name concert.
“Florence LaRue is joining them this year, so I expect this will blow us away. They are very approachable artists who do fun stuff with the audience.”
After the show, the legendary performers will be available for photos and autographs.
“They’re very personable with the audience,” said Harrison.
Their hearts are as gold as their music, too. LaRue, for example, is heavily involved in several ministries to help the homeless and with charities that help homeless women regain self-sufficiency.
The Holy Name concert will showcase the songs that made them legends, from “Shangri-La” and “A Summer Place” to “Up, Up and Away” and “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In.” There will be some Broadway tunes, too, plus a generous helping of holiday music.
The Lettermen have remained in the heart of music lovers since the elegant group made their debut in 1958. Founding member Tony Bulata will be joined by Donovan Tea and Bobby Poynton for the Holy Name concerts.
With 32 albums in the Top 100, 18 international gold records and audiences that topped more than 100,000 fans at one concert, The Lettermen are the stuff of musical legend. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Bill Cosby and Sammy Davis, Jr., among many, many others, have shared the stage with the group.
Florence LaRue, one of the original singers of the 5th Dimension, is another unforgettable performer. LaRue carries on the musical tradition of the group that with hits such as “Wedding Bell Blues” and “Stone Soul Picnic” earned 18 gold records six platinum records and six Grammy Awards.
The Lettermen/LaRue concerts take place at 2:30 and 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic church, 3050 N. Hwy. A1A, Indialantic. Free refreshments will be provided during intermission.
For more information, call 321-773-2783, extension 204, or see Homelessheart.org. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $45 for reserved seats.